Ford is Bringing Back the Bronco: Here’s What You Need to Know
Ever since Ford described the new Bronco as, “a vehicle with the toughness of an F-Series and the spirit of a Mustang”, gearheads have been asking non-stop questions about the promised dream SUV.
From when the Bronco will go on sale to whether it will come with live axles or a cool “no-roof” mechanism, literally every imaginable question has been asked.
Unfortunately, Ford is yet to confirm some minor details. However, they’ve shared more than enough information to feed our curiosity. As a matter of speaking, we already know enough to answer all the big outstanding questions about the new Ford Bronco — and that’s exactly what we will do today!
So here’s what we know so far about the five most frequently asked questions about the Bronco 2021.
1. Will Ford Bronco Have Manual Gear?
Although Ford didn’t originally plan on offering manual transmission with their new product, they have changed their mind thanks to consumer and media pressure. Now, the new Bronco will be available with a manual transmission and a crawler gear, including the off-road-focused Sasquatch package.
Since manual transmission is a rarity these days, we are enthused that the new Bronco includes this celebration-worthy bit.
However, the good news comes with a bummer. The manual made-for-offroading Sasquatch has been delayed even further, from next summer to sometime in the year 2022.
2. What Engine Will the Bronco Have?
The 2021 Ford Bronco shares a platform with the Ford Ranger. Meaning that buyers will have the option to choose from one of the following two engines:
The standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four that produces 270-horsepower with 310 lb-ft. of torque.
The 2.7-liter EcoBoost six-cylinder that pushes out 310-horsepower with 400 lb-ft of torque.
3. Does Ford Bronco Come With a Removable Top?
Yes, the new Bronco will come with removable tops. There will be a standard removable hardtop for all the 2-door models and a removable soft top for the 4-door models. Ford tried to make the hardtop work for the 4-door model, but eventually decided against it as it proved impractical.
Furthermore, all models will come with the marks that make for a purpose-built off-roader, including:
Body on frame construction
A choice of two engines
Optional manual transmission
Optional 35-inch tires
4. How Much Will Ford Bronco Cost?
Ford is going for a modular car. So unless you plan on going for a purist experience, you’ll have to shell out for the expensive models to get all the latest gadgets and features.
Here’s the complete list of prices for all available models:
Ford Bronco Base: $28,500 and $33,200 for the 2-door and 4-door model respectively.
Ford Bronco Big Bend: $33,385 and $35,880 for the 2-door and 4-door model respectively.
Ford Bronco Black Diamond: $36,050 and $38,545 for the 2-door and 4-door model respectively.
Ford Bronco Outer Banks: $38,955 and $41,450 for the 2-door and 4-door model respectively.
Ford Bronco Wildtrak: $48,875 and $51,370 for the 2-door and 4-door model respectively.
Ford Bronco Badlands: $42,095 and $44,590 for the 2-door and 4-door model respectively.
Ford Bronco First Edition: $59,305 and $63,500 for the 2-door and 4-door model respectively.
5. Is Ford Bronco Out Yet?
Unfortunately, the new Bronco is not available in the market yet. Ford will livestream the debut for this car on Disney at 8:00 PM Eastern time on July 13, 2021.
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