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Whether you associate it with nature and adventure, or a notoriously low-speed police chase, the Ford Bronco is an American automotive icon. But the last Bronco rolled off the assembly line 24 years ago, and the Ford range was replaced by larger SUVs such as the Explorer and the Expedition. During this time, the nostalgia for the two-door off-roader only increased, and Ford brought the Bronco back as it gives the impression that it could be a worthy competitor to the hugely popular Jeep Wrangler.
The new Bronco presented today consists of three different vehicles, which consist of the classic two-door version, a new four-door version and an SUV variant called Bronco Sport.
Pre-production versions of the brand new 2021 Bronco family of 4 × 4 SUVs include the Bronco Sport in Rapid Red Metallic, the Bronco two-door in Cyber Orange Metallic and the Bronco four-door in Cactus Gray.
The design of the new Bronco family is inspired by the first generation Bronco that was built from 1966 to 1977. In fact, Ford's designers started bringing the first generation Bronco into their studio and creating a digital scan that serves as a reference.
"Similar to the first generation model, Bronco's square proportions, short overhangs and wide stance are optimized for off-road adventures," said Paul Wraith, chief designer at Bronco. “The side profile has a flat, no-frills surface with clear edges and robust fenders. Large, open wheel arches are modular and have a quick release for easy adjustment. "
Ford has thought a lot about adapting the new Bronco and is offering it in no less than seven different trim levels and 10 paint colors. Other options are available.
The two-door and four-door Bronco is equipped as standard with a four-cylinder 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers 270 hp and 310 foot-pounds of torque and can be upgraded to a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 with 310 hp and 400 foot-pounds of torque. The Bronco Sport is supplied with a 1.5 liter EcoBoost that can be set to 2 liters.
Fans of gadgets and things will not be disappointed. The all-wheel drive of the new Bronco is managed by a system described by Ford as the Terrain Management System, which has seven “GOAT” modes for adapting the car to different surfaces: normal, eco, sport and slippery and sand with baja, mud / ruts and rock crawl for off-road driving.
The RRP for the two-door Bronco is $ 29,995, including $ 1,495 for destination and delivery. Reservations for two- and four-door Bronco models can now be made for $ 100 from ford.com.
With more than 200 factory-supported accessories at the start, this two-door prototype of the Bronco 2021 shows how owners can personalize their SUV to get more out of their outdoor experiences. (The accessories shown for the spare parts market are not for sale. The prototype is not representative of the production vehicle.)
The visors on the front fenders serve as lashing straps and are reminiscent of the first generation Bronco. (The accessories shown for the spare parts market are not for sale. The prototype is not representative of the production vehicle.)
Modular doors of this prototype vehicle are part of the Ford accessories for two- and four-door Bronco models. (The accessories shown for the spare parts market are not for sale. The prototype is not representative of the production vehicle.)
The four-door 2021 Bronco will have removable modular roof sections – left and right front panels, a full-width center panel and a rear section. Roof panels on two- and four-door models can be easily removed by unlocking the latches from the interior to offer the greatest open view in its class, enjoying the sun or staring at the stars at night. (Prototype not representative of production vehicle.)
Each Bronco comes with class-exclusive frameless doors that make them easier to remove than the competition. With four-door 2021 Bronco models, all doors with door protection pockets can be kept on board. The rear side windows are also removable, as this four-door Bronco prototype shows. All have exclusive bonnet mirrors to ensure side visibility when the doors are removed. (Prototype not representative of production vehicle.)
All two- and four-door models of the Bronco 2021 offer a swing-out tailgate for easier access to the cargo area, as this four-door Bronco prototype shows. (Prototype not representative of production vehicle.)
The brand new Bronco Sport Badlands series in Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. (Pre-production model shown.)
Prototype version, not representative of the production model, of the brand new 2021 Bronco interior, highlighted by an available 12-inch SYNC® 4 system, optional leather seats, a shift lever / selector switch mounted on the console and G.O.A.T. Modes the control knob. (Static display on private property with accessories that are not for sale.)
The customization details include a leather-wrapped shift lever for the class-exclusive seven-speed manual transmission and grab handles in this prototype version of the 2021 Bronco. (Not representative of the production model. Static display on private property with accessories that are not for sale.)
The pre-production versions of the Bronco 2021 include the two-door Bronco in Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat and the four-door Bronco in Cactus Gray.
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