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New Ford Bronco and Variants explained – Worth the wait and hype?

The all-new sixth-gen 2021MY Ford Bronco comes in three variants: Sport, 2-Door and 4-Door

Ford Motor Company took the internet by storm after unveiling the all-new 2021MY Bronco off-roader range. In fact, the product’s official booking page initially crashed due to overwhelming traffic. The original Ford Bronco compact SUV (proper one; not to be confused with the subcompact crossovers or raised, bulkier hatchbacks sold in India) from the late-’60s was quite a success that Ford carried the nameplate all the way to the mid-’90s. The vehicle grew from a compact three-door off-roader to a full-size SUV in a span of five generations. Regardless, it is easily one of the most iconic names in American automotive history.

The sixth-gen Ford Bronco ‘mid-size SUV’ comes in three variants: Sport (technically a compact crossover), 2-Door and 4-Door. Borrowing the Ford Ranger pickup’s body-on-frame platform (Bronco Sport uses Ford Escape architecture), the 2021MY Ford Bronco is offered with a range of EcoBoost turbo-petrol powertrain choices (variant-dependent). The list extends to 1.5-litre inline-three (181bhp/258Nm), 2.0-litre inline-four (245bhp/373Nm), 2.3-litre inline-four (270bhp/420Nm) and 2.7-litre V6 (310bhp/542Nm) engines.

The AWD Ford Bronco Sport is offered only with an 8-speed automatic transmission while the 4WD Bronco 2-Door and 4-Door, featuring two transfer cases, can be opted with a 7-speed manual or 10-speed automatic. As expected, the American automaker targets the off-roader at Jeep’s Wrangler range and Land Rover’s modern-day Defender. Here are three videos explaining the new Ford Bronco variants’ purpose:

Ford Bronco Sport

Rock-climbing world champion Brooke Raboutou explains her passion for adventure and showcases how the Ford Bronco Sport is a fitting choice. It is available in five trims with either a 1.5 i3 or 2.0 i4 mill: Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands and First Edition (limited). Unlike in the 2-Door and 4-Door, G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Terrain) off-road modes package is optional. Prices start at $26,660 (~ Rs 20.10 lakh)

Ford Bronco 2-Door

Award-winning filmmaker Jimmy Chin talks about his love for rock climbing and capturing the best visuals. The Bronco 2-Door (2.3 i4 or 2.7 V6) comes in seven trims (with removable doors and roof): Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrack and First Edition. Prices start at $28,500 (~ Rs 21.46 lakh).

Ford Bronco 4-Door

Singer and songwriter Kip Moore tells how he finds the perfect mood outside to compose a new country song. The Ford Bronco 4-Door has identical trim choices as its two-door sibling though prices start at $33,200 (~ Rs 25 lakh).

The ‘2021 Bronco Family’ has made a strong statement in the global automotive community. Sadly, we do not see any chances of the off-roader line coming to India, at least in the foreseeable future.

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