Ford officially unveils Ford Bronco SUVJuly 14, 2020
A revived SUV with a retro style was presented as part of an online presentation.
The 2020 Bronco marks the return of the nameplate, which left the market in 1996 after a 31-year history of sales. But where the old Bronco went away as a clumsy full-size two-door SUV, the new version returns as something much closer in spirit to the legendary 1966 truck, and we’re not just talking about how it looks. According to company representatives, the new product combines “the strength of the F-series and the spirit of the Mustang.”
The 2021 Ford Bronco, shown live, is the first SUV in decades to properly challenge the Jeep Wrangler. With a removable roof and doors, as well as a seven-speed manual gearbox, the Bronco sounds like it will be fun to drive, especially down a stone-strewn road or along the beach.
It also looks very impressive from a cosmetic point of view, with a retro style design and a modern interior that uses the latest Ford technology. And, like the FCA and its Jeep Wrangler, the Bronco actively uses its heritage as a durable, fun SUV with a bunch of cool features.
The biggest link of the Ford Bronco of 2021 with its past is by far its exterior design. From the front mounting brackets that mimic the pointed wings of the original, to the functionally short rear overhang, the Bronco style may also have been taken directly from the 1966 model. However, affordable 35-inch tires with wheels are 21st century off-road technology. And, of course, there is a more versatile four-door model in addition to the two-door for lovers of family off-road and adventure with plenty of space in the cabin. Regardless, both Bronco variants offer a removable roof and doors.
Ford is expanding its color range for Bronco by mixing classic shades like Oxford White and Race Red – both Mustang shades with new ones like Antimatter Blue, Area 51, Lucid Red and (your author’s personal favorite) Mustang Mach-E Cyber Orange . Roofs come standard in black, although body color is available depending on trim.
At first glance, the interior looks a bit simple and boring – for example, a monolith of the instrument panel facing the passenger. But delving deeper, you can find a few thoughtful points that simultaneously improve versatility and connect the 2021 Ford Bronco with its legacy. Vibrant colors enliven the style, like a 12-inch infotainment display clearly integrated into the dashboard, slightly resembling the 2021 F-150.
Many interior elements (for example, the handrail of the center console and the center console plate) are fixed with hexagon bolts engraved with BRONCO, which means that they can be removed and replaced with special accessories. Another nice feature is the rail system on the top panel, which provides a safe place to install an action camera, navigation system or mobile phone – with easy access to the USB port located at the base of the windshield.
The standard 2021 Ford Bronco infotainment system is an 8.0-inch touchscreen display with the latest Ford Sync 4 communications kit. An optional 12.0-inch display that fills the center panel pretty well and, fortunately, Ford includes a lot of physical buttons, regardless of screen size. Complete with a large display mounted all-round camera. Other available features include the Bronco-optimized version of the FordPass Performance app, adding off-road navigation and sharing features for group tours. Configurable digital instruments are also available.
The 2021 Ford Bronco also includes many fun styles that bring back its legacy. Among them are “trail sights” on the front wings, which serve as mounting clamps for cargo on the roof. The shape of these unique pieces is directly related to the 1966 Bronco front fenders. Other interesting elements include a starter button that resembles the shape of a headlight, a folding cargo table that looks like the back door of the original Bronco to the whole world, and taillights that look like stylized Bs.
The standard Bronco engine is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost that delivers 270 horsepower and 420 newton-meters of torque. It works in conjunction with Getrag’s seven-speed manual gearbox, which includes a tracked transmission. If you need more performance, then the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost is also available giving 310 liters. from. and 542 Nm of torque, although it is available only with a 10-speed “automatic”.
Ford will also offer two all-wheel drive systems on the Bronco, although both are equipped with a low-speed transfer case with an impressive transmission. The standard setup is your typical all-wheel drive, offering electronic gear shifting on the fly and 2H, 4H and 4L modes.
Ford will launch a two- and four-door Bronco in the spring of 2021, although ordering has already begun. All that is required is to make a deposit of $ 100 to reserve your place in the queue. Deliveries should begin in the spring of 2021. The novelty will be offered in six trim levels, in addition to the special edition First Edition, which will be released in a limited edition. Prices for the model will start from the mark of 28.5 thousand dollars.
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