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New Ford Bronco revealed as reborn (two- or four-door) off-roader!

Ford has finally whipped the covers off its reborn Bronco, offering the Jeep Wrangler rival in both two- and four-door guise (there's also a fresh-faced unibody Bronco Sport, which we'll cover in a separate story).

The Blue Oval brand says production is scheduled to kick off in “early 2021” in Michigan, with buyers in North America having access to a range “more than 200” factory-backed accessories.

Ford says the new Bronco’s “mission” is to deliver “maximum 4x4 go-anywhere, anytime capability and confidence”. All models feature an independent front suspension and a solid axle design featuring coil springs with five locating links at the rear. Two types of 4x4 system are offered, featuring up to seven driver-selectable modes (including the obligatory Baja setting).

The base system makes use of a two-speed electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case, while the optional advanced arrangement employs a two-speed electromechanical transfer case that adds an auto mode for on-demand engagement to select between 2H and 4H. Power is distributed to a Dana 44 AdvanTEK solid rear axle and Dana AdvanTEK independent front differential unit, both with optional Spicer Performa-TraK electronic locking differentials

So, what’s happening under that bonnet? Well, power comes from the Dearborn-based firm’s turbocharged 2,7-litre EcoBoost V6 petrol engine, which is “projected to produce” 231 kW and 542 N.m in Bronco form. There’s also a version of Ford’s turbocharged 2,3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder petrol engine, which is excepted to generate 201 kW and 420 N.m. Interestingly, Ford will offer the choice of a seven-speed manual gearbox and a 10-speed automatic transmission.

 

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If You Didn't Get A McLaren Senna, The 2021 Ford Bronco Will Sate Your Lust For A Vehicle With A Hole In The Door

t was in mid-December of 2017 when I got the bad news. The 500th and final of McLaren’s hyper exclusive Senna hypercars had been allocated and I would not, in fact, get to drive home with a super awesome hole that I could see through in my door.I considered renting one of those NASCAR saws to cut a hole in my old Bugatti Veyron’s door, but ultimately decided against it because it’s a vintage car now and I couldn’t stand to modify it. I have never been more disappointed to have a company not accept my 7-figure check.

That is, until Ford showed me the way.

The McLaren Senna was an ugly duckling, but I would have put up with its high price, acquired taste styling, and atrocious fuel mileage to be able to watch the road go by through a window at my left hip. I never expected a non-hypercar, and a Ford no less, to offer such an exquisite luxury. Not only that, but instead of filling the hole with a polycarbonate window, Ford just left this one open to the air. Imagine the cooling sensation of wind rushing over your nethers at speed in the Bronco two-door with a giant hole in the door.


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New Ford Bronco revealed as reborn (two- or four-door) off-roader!

Ford has finally whipped the covers off its reborn Bronco, offering the Jeep Wrangler rival in both two- and four-door guise (there's also a fresh-faced unibody Bronco Sport, which we'll cover in a separate story).

The Blue Oval brand says production is scheduled to kick off in “early 2021” in Michigan, with buyers in North America having access to a range “more than 200” factory-backed accessories.

Ford says the new Bronco’s “mission” is to deliver “maximum 4x4 go-anywhere, anytime capability and confidence”. All models feature an independent front suspension and a solid axle design featuring coil springs with five locating links at the rear. Two types of 4x4 system are offered, featuring up to seven driver-selectable modes (including the obligatory Baja setting).

The base system makes use of a two-speed electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case, while the optional advanced arrangement employs a two-speed electromechanical transfer case that adds an auto mode for on-demand engagement to select between 2H and 4H. Power is distributed to a Dana 44 AdvanTEK solid rear axle and Dana AdvanTEK independent front differential unit, both with optional Spicer Performa-TraK electronic locking differentials

So, what’s happening under that bonnet? Well, power comes from the Dearborn-based firm’s turbocharged 2,7-litre EcoBoost V6 petrol engine, which is “projected to produce” 231 kW and 542 N.m in Bronco form. There’s also a version of Ford’s turbocharged 2,3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder petrol engine, which is excepted to generate 201 kW and 420 N.m. Interestingly, Ford will offer the choice of a seven-speed manual gearbox and a 10-speed automatic transmission.

New Ford Bronco Sport unveiled as (Kuga-based) 'baby Bronco'

The new Ford Bronco Sport has been revealed, based on the Kuga and positioned as a baby brother to the new ladder-frame Bronco variants.

In North America, top-spec versions of the fresh-faced Bronco Sport are offered with a turbocharged 2,0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine set to produce 183 kW and 373 N.m. There’s also a turbocharged 1,5-litre EcoBoost petrol unit expected to generate 135 kW and 258 N.m.

Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard, with some variants offering tiller-mounted paddle shifters.

Despite being based on the Kuga and thus featuring a unibody construction, Ford says the Bronco Sport has “off-road performance at its core”, providing solid footing on “sand, snow, mud, rocks and more”.

 

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F me, that is one kick-ass off-roader! Sales of this will demolish the new Defender IMHO

 

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Redline Reviews first look at the 2021 Bronco


Redline Reviews first look at the 2021 Bronco Sport

 

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My 2c on the Bronco & Bronco Sport:

- Design wise Ford is onto a winner with the Bronco, many design traits from the Bronco's rich past is in this latest version.
- Ford did a really good job building up the hype for the unveiling.
- The Bronco will be a hot seller in the US, no question. The Bronco Sport less so imo as the sector it competes in is much more saturated ito competition.
- Ford must be commended on an extensive list of add on options, specs packs etc.
- There will be a missed opportunity if Ford does not, later down the line, hook up RHD production.


TL;DR:

The Bronco, less so the Bronco Sport, will be a major cash cow for Ford. It will also eat in some F-150 (Raptor) sales.
There will newcomers to the brand as well. Cool car.
 

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this is what the New Defender should have been, but of course, LR don't play in the pure off-road market any more.

As much as I like the New Defender, I'd buy the Bronco Sport with Badlands pack for overlanding & off-roading.
 

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Fudge me, I think Ford nailed this one.

Not a big fan of the Discovery looking version though. Now if only Toyota can update the FJ...:love:
 
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Retro modern styling done well, what a looker, especially the 3-door. Is there no V8 option? Will surely turn off a few yanks.
 

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This looks amazing. I see People cancelling their Jeep Wrangler orders for this.
 

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New Ford Bronco Sport rendered as (Maverick-previewing?) bakkie

Ford’s new Bronco Sport didn’t enjoy quite as rapturous a reception as the ladder-frame Bronco but that hasn’t stopped a digital designer from transforming it into a double-cab bakkie.

This rendering from KDesign shows what the new unibody (Kuga-based) Bronco Sport would look like were it to be fitted with a load bed.


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