The starting price has already been announced, and orders are open.
Ford has officially unveiled a frame SUV with the familiar name Bronco. Model of the sixth generation, which appeared a quarter of a century after the cessation of production of the fifth generation, debuted immediately in two bodies – classic three-door and new for it five-door (the Americans themselves call these configurations as two and four-door). The younger Bronco Sport was shown at the same time – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Revived Bronco is positioned as an alloy of classical style and the newest engineering developments, focused on fans of outdoor activities and serious lack of roads. According to Ford CEO Jim Farley, the model combines the ruggedness of F-Series pickups, the sporty spirit of the Mustang pony car and a functional design inspired by the original 1965 Bronco.
The default SUV is all-wheel drive with a three-mode transfer case and a 2.72:1 reduction ratio. For an additional fee, it will be offered electromechanical transfer gearbox with On-Demand 4H function and 3.06:1 gear ratio. Other features include Dana axles with differential locks, independent front suspension, advanced stabilization system, seven calibrations of driving electronics to choose from, and off-road cruise control.
The engine lineup includes two familiar EcoBoost petrol units – the 2.3-liter “turbo four” with 274 hp and 420 Nm and 2.7-liter V6 with 315 hp and 542 Nm. They are combined with seven-speed manual or 10-band automatic.
Ford claims the new Bronco is the class leader in ground clearance (29.5 cm), ford depth (up to 85 cm), suspension travel (17% more than nearest competitors) and a number of other parameters. Standard towing lugs in the front and rear, optional power bumpers with a winch, steel protection of the engine, transmission and fuel tank, and 35-inch tires are added to the model’s off-road capabilities. There’s also a 68-kg front fender attachment designed for carrying long loads, such as canoes.
All five-door Bronco models have a four-section removable roof, while three-doors can also have a three-section roof with a fixed panel in the rear. The frameless doors are also removable, as the manufacturer assures us – more easily than the competition. The mirrors remain, as they are fixed at the base of the front pillars.
The dashboard is again inspired by the original Bronco. At the same time, buyers will be offered the latest SYNC4 multimedia system with a 12-inch touchscreen, wireless smartphone integration, navigation with preset off-road routes, a special “off-road” version of the all-around vision system and the like.
In total, Americans will be offered seven versions of the Ford Bronco, including extreme Badlands (something like the answer to the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon) and a special First Edition, dedicated to the revival of the model. At the same time, there are ample opportunities for personalization, including – more than two hundred factory accessories. So far, the price has been announced for the Base configuration only – from $29,995. To make an order requires prepayment of $ 100. Production is traditionally set up in Michigan. Deliveries are scheduled to begin next spring.