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2021 Ford Bronco SUV launched in 2-door & 4-door variants, Not for India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Ford has today unveiled the all-new 2021 Bronco SUV in the classic two-door and the first-ever four-door iterations positioned as the brand’s flagship rugged off-road vehicle. The 2021 Ford Bronco reverberates with the first-generation Bronco, nicknamed G.O.A.T. (Go Over Any Type), and the brand claims that the 4X4 is targeted towards outdoor enthusiasts looking for thrilling off-road adventures engineered with smart off-road technologies. 

The 2021 Ford Bronco features its heritage-inspired styling and the architecture is based on a fully-boxed, high-strength steel chassis and offers a long-travel suspension which claims to provide 17% more travel than its closest competitor. The Bronco comes with an independent front suspension for improved control and a 5 link solid-axle design featuring coil springs on the rear. The suspension system consists of long-travel position-sensitive Bilstein dampers with end-stop control valves for high-speed off-roading and overall driving performance.

The Ford Bronco also features factory-fitted and segment-first 35-inch off-road tires with Beadlock-capable wheels as standard across all trims on both the two-door and four-door versions to enhance its off-road abilities. The SUV also comes with a segment-exclusive semi-active hydraulic stabilizer bar disconnect that provides maximum articulation and ramp-angle for off-camber terrain. The stabilizer bar can be disconnected during off-roading and reconnected under standard driving conditions improving high-speed stability. 

The all-new Ford Bronco is powered by a 2.7-litre ‘Race-Bred EcoBoost’ V-6-cylinder engine that makes 310 Hp of power and 542 Nm of torque and an option of 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that makes 270 Hp of power and 420 Nm of torque matched to a 7-speed manual with 94.75:1 crawler gear and on-demand 4X4 engagement as well as an optional 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission offering a 67.8:1 crawl ratio and advanced 4X4 transfer case. 

On the outside, the 2021 Ford Bronco features a balance between modernity and heritage-inspired styling with a boxy upright silhouette, modular removable hardtop, frameless doors, cowl mounted mirrors, rounded headlamps, an imposing grille with the Bronco badging, short overhangs, raised bonnet and chunky alloy wheels. 

On the inside, the Bronco features a raised dashboard fascia highlighted by a 12-inch SYNC 4 touchscreen infotainment system, console-mounted transmission shifter/selector G.O.A.T selector knobs, optional leather trim seating, analogue-digital instrumentation inspired by the first-generation Bronco, 360-degree camera system with off-road spotter views and trail mapping. 

The Bronco features seven driver-selectable modes – Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery & Sand along with Baja, Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl for off-road driving. The SUV also comes with safety features such as multiple Airbags with high-strength steel roll cage with integrated side curtain airbags, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control along with other standard safety features. 

The Ford Bronco will be available in limited-production First Edition, Big Bend, Black Diamond and Outer Banks editions and top of the line Wildtrak and Badlands trims. The base two-door Bronco is available at USD 29,995 MSRP and reservations for the 2021 Bronco has commenced from USD 100 in the North American market and can be booked online from Ford’s digital sales platform.