The Ford Bronco is a line of fantastic SUV vehicles that were originally manufactured by Ford Motor Vehicles for a period of thirty years, from 1965 to 1996. One of the most popular American all-terrain vehicles, the Bronco line was decommissioned in 1996.
In 2017, Ford announced the return of the Bronco in 2021 as a mid-sized SUV model. After a lot of waiting, Bronco enthusiasts finally got to take a look at the revamped version of the classic SUV.
Overview of the Bronco
The first thing that most Bronco enthusiasts are most excited about is the new and exciting features that the engineers and designers at Ford are going to incorporate into the model. The new Ford Bronco manages to emulate the old Bronco’s off-road and tough vibe, but it packs a number of fantastic features of its own at the same time.
This time, Ford is introducing three basic varieties of the Bronco – the two-door, the four-door, and the Sport. The first two are classic all-terrain off-road vehicles, whereas the Sport is a fantastic compact midsize SUV model.
Extreme Convenience With Detachable Doors
The 2021 Ford Bronco is a prime example of fantastic design and engineering. The entire SUV line has been designed to provide off-roaders with all the convenience they need. One of the biggest and most exciting features that the Bronco affords its users is easily detachable and re-attachable doors.
If you are going to be doing some heavy off-roading, then you will be able to detach/reattach the doors easily, which are held in place by a convenient single bolt.
Side-view Mirrors Are Attached To The Chassis
Unlike the competitors of the Bronco such as the Jeep Wrangler, the removable doors do not mean that you will have to drive without your side-view mirrors. The Ford Bronco has its mirrors attached to the A-pillars and not the doors, and you can safely remove your doors without having to lose out on your mirrors.
To make the detachable doors feasible, the Ford engineers moved all the window control buttons to the central console of the SUV.
Multi-Purpose Railing On The Dashboard
The Ford Bronco is designed to be an extremely convenient and driver-friendly car. One of the best additions to this model is the presence of a multi-purpose railing on the dashboard, which can be used for mounting phones, GoPros, etc.
In case you do not need to use the multi-purpose rack, then you can just detach it and find another use for the groove. Most experts believe that the car’s release will cause a boom in the third-party accessories market.
The Bronco’s New Engine
The Ford Bronco no longer comes with an eight-cylinder engine, buyers can choose to opt for the standard engine or a V6 version. The standard engine that is going to come with the Bronco is a turbocharged 2.3-liter engine that will be able to provide 270 horsepower and 310 lb-feet of torque.
The V6 is a twin-turbo 2.7-liter engine that will provide the car with 310 horsepower and 400 lb-feet of torque. There will be a hybrid version available too, according to Ford.
The Bronco’s Transmission and Performance
The Ford Bronco is going to have a 10-speed automatic transmission system that will be connected to both the engine systems. However, there is also going to be a 7-speed manual transmission system that will only be connected with the standard engine.
Despite being connected with the smaller engine, the manual transmission system is going to be extremely powerful. Experts have said that it will be perfect for tackling obstacle pathways at low speeds. It’s ground clearance is also impressive.
Additional Equipment For Off-Roaders
The all-new 2021 Ford Bronco will also permit off-roaders to enhance the capabilities of their vehicle. For example, by using the appropriate tires, the Bronco will be able to enjoy a ground clearance of more than 11.5 inches.
This means that this powerful SUV will have the capability of safely crossing a water body that is more than 30 inches in depth. Ford has also confirmed that both the two-door and the four-door models are capable of towing more than 3500 pounds of additional weight.
Upholstery and Interiors
The Bronco is perfect for off-roading, as the interiors are finished with wear and damage resistant rubber flooring and vinyl upholstery. This means that this SUV is perfectly capable of withstanding all kinds of terrain, and can also be easily cleaned.
The floor of the Bronco comes with a small rubber drain, which means that the interiors can be easily hosed down after a particularly grimy stretch of off-roading. The switches and electronic components are all encased in rubber, so that they don’t malfunction after a cleaning.
Convenient Driver Assistance Systems
The Ford Bronco also comes with driver assistance systems, which will allow newbie off-roaders to learn the ropes of off-roading in a safe and responsible manner. This system is called the “Trail Toolbox”, and it will help drivers to access a variety of useful off-road features.
For example, one of the features is a “Trail Control” feature, which is basically a cruise control feature that is perfect for low-speed off-roading. There’s also a “One-Pedal Drive” which will automatically apply the brakes if the driver takes their foot off the accelerator pedal.
Additional Communities for Bronco Owners
Bronco owners will also be able to access free off-road experiences called “Bronco Off Roadeo”, which will be situated in four permanent locations across the United States. The Off Roadeo experience will allow Bronco owners to teach themselves how to tackle off-road trails and environments.
The sale of the Bronco will also launch an online community called “Bronco Nation”, where Bronco owners and off-road enthusiasts will be able to have discussions, share photographs and enjoy. This kind of community will allow them to build a large and inclusive community again.
These are the salient features that SUV enthusiasts can expect to see from the all-new Bronco, which is slated to go on sale in 2021. Any other questions? Ask us in the comment box and we will answer all of them.