Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 3 August 2020

Ford shows off the 2021 Bronco – and it's as big a bruiser as before

The new version of one of the US manufacturer's toughest vehicles has busted out

Ford has just released images and specs for the 2021 Bronco and it seems the new cars will be as capable of tackling the harshest environments as you’d expect.

The latest models are still being marketed under the Built Wild tagline, but now customers can get a four-door version, as well as the usual two-door variety.

Power-wise, they’ll be fitted with either a 2.7-litre V6 engine, which is projected to produce 310 horsepower, or a 2.3-litre variant that’ll deliver 270 of the same.

Up to seven driver-selectable modes will be available, including Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Sand, with Baja, Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl for off-road driving, a list that should probably cover all eventualities unless you're at the bottom of a volcano.

The manufacturer is obviously expecting the new vehicles to be taken on to tough terrain, so the inside, as well as the outside, has been constructed accordingly. The colours and feel of the cabin mirror a sense of the outdoors, but modern conveniences such as a multifunction LCD instrument panel are also in place. It’s all been designed to take a battering, though.

“We created the Bronco family to elevate every aspect of the off-road adventure and equipped them with class-leading chassis hardware and exclusive technologies to raise the bar in the rugged 4x4 segment and take people further into the wild,” said Jim Farley, Ford's chief operating officer.

“They’re built with the toughness of an F-Series truck and performance spirit of Mustang – and come wrapped in one of the most stunning and functional off-road designs that’s true to the original Bronco design DNA.”

There's no word on how much the new vehicles will cost yet, but they’re slotted for a Middle East release around spring 2021.

Updated: July 15, 2020 03:59 AM

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