Ford has unveiled the 2021 Bronco, and for the first time, the SUV will also be available as a four-door model.
Ford says the all-new Bronco is designed to deliver maximum 4×4 go-anywhere, anytime capability and confidence.
Both two- and four-door models of the Ford Bronco sit on a fully boxed architecture that utilises high-strength steel and delivers best-in-class suspension travel.
THE FORD BRONCO: AN ALL NEW PLATFORM
Two 4×4 systems are offered on all Bronco models, a base setup and an advanced 4×4. The base system utilises a 2-speed electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case.
Meanwhile, the optional advanced system features a 2-speed electro-mechanical 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 are available with available Spicer Performa-TraK electronic locking differentials for improved traction over rough terrain.
Ford claims segment-leading levels of off-road capability, with the Bronco delivering up to 19.4cm ground clearance, a maximum 29-degree breakover angle and 37.2-degree departure angle, plus a water fording capability of up to 85cm.
The Ford Bronco’s off-road utility is further reinforced by exposed tow hooks in the front and rear. Heavy-duty modular steel bumpers are available and integrate a Ford Performance accessory winch mount.
Every Ford Bronco comes with an independent front suspension at the front, while a rugged solid axle design at the rear features coil springs with five locating links for both strength and off-road control.
Long-travel position-sensitive Bilstein dampers with end-stop control valves at every corner are available for added off-road durability and reduced harshness.
The Ford Bronco comes with 35-inch off-road tyres as standard on every trim level. Beadlock-capable wheels are also available regardless of price point, allowing customers to further elevate off-road capability.
RUGGED INTERIOR FEATURES
In the cabin of the Ford Bronco sits a multi-function colour LCD instrument panel, transmission shifter/selector and G.O.A.T. (driving) Modes controller in the centre console.
Available grab handles are integrated into the modular instrument panel and centre console, while available MOLLE hooks are mounted in the seatbacks.
Attachment points are built into the instrument panel to mount a bring-your-own-device rack, with 12-volt power connections to easily mount cameras, navigation units, phones or other devices.
The Bronco also receives Ford’s 12-inch SYNC 4 system, which features over-the-air update capability and seamless integration to the FordPass Performance app with off-road navigation.
OFF-ROAD READY DRIVETRAINS
The Ford Bronco will be available with a 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 engine, projected to produce 306bhp and 542Nm of torque, while the 2.3-litre EcoBoost is targeted to deliver torque of 320Nm with an expected 266bhp.
For maximum low-speed rock-climbing capability, a 7-speed (6+1) manual transmission is paired with the available advanced 4×4 system with automatic on-demand engagement for a crawler-gear ratio of 94.75:1.
An available SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission makes for easier driving on- and off-road, while offering a maximum 67.8:1 crawl ratio with the available advanced 4×4 transfer case.
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