The sixth generation of the Ford Bronco Sport 2021 is now official. Almost 25 years after the disappearance of the last Bronco, the American firm has unveiled a complete range that includes two well-differentiated models and various body variants characterized by a marked off-road character. The new Bronco is a leader in the off-road segment with a highly advanced technical scheme, large doses of technology, and a huge range of accessories and finishes for the user.
Just a few hours ago, the Dearborn firm unveiled the new Ford Bronco 2021 during a large, specially organized event in the United States. This is one of the most important presentations for the brand in recent times, so it is not surprising that it has squandered more efforts during the launch of this new SUV than during the recent presentation of the new generation of the Ford F-150, the best-selling model in the United States for decades and therefore, one of the pillars of the brand’s results.
The new Ford Bronco 2021 is everything we hoped for and more. At least on paper, because as a model destined exclusively for the American market, it will not be available in the old continent and, therefore, it will be very difficult for us to taste it. So unlike in its home market, the Jeep Wrangler will continue to be one of the most outstanding models in the pure off-road segment on the old continent.
Talking about the new Bronco range is quite complex because as with the Mustang range, which today is not limited to the legendary sports car but also has an electric crossover variant, the new Bronco is not a simple model, but a complete one. model family. This includes the new Ford Bronco as such, a true off-roader with authentic off-road capabilities, and the also new Ford Bronco Sport, a crossover truly developed as a city and family vehicle but featuring a design inspired by the standard Bronco and certain improvements that allow you to have better performance off the road.
In this article, we are going to talk exclusively about the off-road variant, the dry Ford Bronco, whose catalog includes different body variants. On the one hand, we find a short variant with 2 doors and on the other along with one with 4 doors, the latter for the first time in the history of the Bronco. Both variants mount removable roofs using rigid panels, which according to the brand can be removed by a single person, although the 4-door version can also mount a practicable canvas roof. In both cases we can also dismantle the doors without a top frame or the window panels, leaving a frame in the air that doubles as a roll cage.
We can only find another model on the market that has so many body options and the possibility of removing so many elements, the Jeep Wrangler. So it is clear that Ford has developed a range-wide enough to respond appropriately to the popular Jeep SUV. Ford has not hesitated to repeatedly mention in its press release the characteristics of the model that are unprecedented or leader in its category, even going so far as to say that its removable elements are “easier to disassemble than what its competitors offer”
According to the brand, on a technical level, this generation of the Bronco arrives to become the leader in the segment, thanks to the characteristics of its construction and elements. Based on the same stringer platform as the Ford Ranger, the Bronco features solid Dana rigid axles both front and rear, with an advanced suspension scheme and two available all-wheel-drive systems. Among the data offered by the brand, we find available the largest wheels in the segment, with 35 inches in diameter. Thanks to this set of wheels, the Bronco has the highest ground clearance in the segment, 294 mm, and the highest wading height, 851 mm. The wheels are located at the ends and allow an angle of attack of 29 degrees and a departure angle of 37.2 degrees.
The interior of the model is a continuation of the exterior. Well, in the same way that we find modern-looking lines but inspired by the original Ford Bronco, in the cabin we find a very careful and technological aspect, but which is also inspired by the lines of its predecessor. As is the case with the flat dashboard, much like the original Ford Bronco Sport.
The interior is full of technical details and ingenious solutions, such as the seats, which in its rear area allow to hang different elements or the rail that appears on the dashboard and which also allows the provision of accessories, such as cameras or support for mobile. The model has an instrument panel with an integrated LCD screen, in addition to the large central touch screen of 8 inches as standard and which can be 12 inches as an option. This has Ford’s SYNC4 system and allows OTA (Over The Air) updates. On this screen, we can also see the 360-degree camera, which allows additional visibility when we are doing off-road driving, in addition to various applications and specific maps for the practice of 4×4.
In the official images, we can see a very careful interior with faux leather and very robust plastic coverings both on the trim and on the dashboard. According to the brand, the interior of the new Ford Bronco Sport 2021 is waterproof, so the most radical users can fearlessly dismantle the doors to use their vehicles outside the asphalt since later they can easily clean the interior.
The new Ford Bronco Sport 2021 will only be available in the American continent and will have a very wide range, because in addition to the different body variants we will find 6 different trim levels, including a Bronco First Edition launch version, which is based on the highest and most radical level in the range, the Bronco Badlands. The base price for the 3-door Bronco will be $ 29,995 and will be available during the spring of 2021.