The Ford Bronco finally showed up in car showrooms last year (as the 2021 model) in 2 and 4 door versions after an almost 25-year hiatus as the sixth generation (the first generation starting from 1965). With styling cues taking the vehicle back to the roots, and a nostalgic feel to the design philosophy with a touch of muscle and brawn, it may not be wrong to relate the new vehicle to the Phoenix, a rebirth that may be rubbing people the right way. This vehicle, from inception, was out on a mission: to be different. It is a good thing, particularly in a terrain where everyone is trying to play safe to customer expectations, which has led to a gradual erosion of uniqueness.
Features That Make Ford Bronco Truly Special
Sometimes it is the little thoughtful things in life that matter. For those with an active lifestyle, the new Ford Bronco brings that philosophy to life by including simple features, like a built-in bottle opener at the tailgate and glass that opens independently. Bright LEDs are installed on the tailgate and come in handy when it goes dark, and a competitive–in-class trunk capable of stowing away two mountain bikes is standard. It also comes with 9 inches of ground clearance (with the off-roader option) to give you the confidence you would only get in a much larger Sport Utility Vehicle.
Powertrain and Options
The Ford Bronco Sport is available in two trims. These have two engine choices: the Outer Banks powered by a turbocharged 1.5L three-cylinder engine with an output of 181 HP @ 6000 RPM, and the Badlands, powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine with an output of 245hp @ 5,500 rpm. Although the three-potter seems adequate for many, the Bronco equipped with the 2.0L turbo-four allays all fears of encountering an underpowered vehicle when loaded to the brim.
The New Ford Bronco boasts electronic front and rear differentials, which are lockable on command. The drivetrain is electronically controlled, with selection modes such as 4WD (low and high), 4WD auto, and 2WD-high when only the rear wheels drive the vehicle (Standard on all Bronco Trims). Optional equipment includes the G.O.A.T (Goes-Over-Any-type-of-Terrain) mode, which assists the driver in muddy, rocky, and sandy terrains with little effort without the fear of getting stuck and requesting help.
The Ford Bronco reveals a fantastic execution of its intended function as a vehicle with character. It may not be the best, but it is darn close.