Watch the 2021 Ford Bronco SUV climb the mountainsAugust 7, 2020
A recently released video shows that the new generation of the Bronco SUV has serious off-road capabilities. The video shows how the car goes through a stone barrier.
Ford won’t start shipping the new Bronco to customers until next spring, so there’s still plenty of time to think hard about whether you need this SUV or not. One of the best ways to experience this vehicle’s off-road capabilities is to head out onto the legendary Rubicon Trail and test it in person with off-road prototypes. “Blue Oval” provided those who wish to make test versions of the SUV in the Badlands configuration – both versions with two and four doors were presented in the tests.
As you can clearly see from the posted video, these prototypes were severely damaged during climbing and have many battle scars all over the underbody and the bodywork too.
In addition to testing the Bronco’s off-road capabilities in the real world, we can also watch Ford work as the video shows a company engineer sitting in the passenger seat, monitoring the readings on a laptop.
Also, the video is interesting for another reason – manual transmission. It is a seven-speed crawler gearbox. It is worth mentioning that none of the prototypes had the optional Sasquatch off-road package, meaning they all had 33 “tires instead of the 35” kit. The two-door version of the Bronco received BFG AT tires, while its more practical four-door sibling was fitted with Goodyear MT tires.
It is unlikely that most of those who have already placed an order for an SUV will go to the Rubicon Trail on the first day to test the off-road qualities of their potential car.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Ford Bronco demonstrated the rear-wheel steering function. The new generation of the American Ford Bronco SUV has received a rear-wheel steering function that helps the car when cornering. The video demonstrates how this technology works.
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