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Ford Bronco 4×4 SUV could make it to Indian showrooms

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Ford Motor Company introduced the Go Over Any Type, 2021 Ford Bronco in the US market a few months ago. The 4X4 SUV is targeted towards outdoor enthusiasts looking for off-road adventures with smart off-road technologies. The 2021 Ford Bronco is currently sold only in North America but sources suggest that Ford might be planning to bring the Bronco in the Indian market as well, in a right-hand-drive avatar. 

Ford is currently finalising its joint venture with Mahindra and earlier reports suggest that both the brands are likely to develop three SUV across various segments in the Indian market. The Dearborn-based company is also expected to update the Figo, Freestyle and EcoSport that are already for sale in India. The brand is also likely to bring high-end vehicles to the Indian market such as the Ford Ranger Raptor pick-up truck and the Ford Mustang Mach-E fully electric crossover. 

Another possibility is the Ford Bronco SUV which will be targeted towards the high mindshare clientele just like the petrol-powered Mustang which is also expected to get a BS6 update in 2021. Currently, the Ford Bronco is only manufactured in the left-hand drive version, but source report that because the Bronco is based on the Ford Ranger platform it is possible for the company to engineer an RHD version of the Bronco for sale in the international market and in its RHD form it could also come to India. 

The 2021 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 optional 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that produces 270 Hp of power and 420 Nm of torque matched to a 7-speed manual gearbox or a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The Bronco also receives hardcore off-road tools such as 94.75:1 crawler gear and on-demand 4X4 engagement on the manual gearbox and 67.8:1 crawl ratio and advanced 4X4 transfer case on the automatic transmission. 

As of now, no timeline details of the launch is available for the Bronco but more information is likely to be available after the brand develops a right-hand-drive version for the international market. 

The four-door 2021 Bronco