Iconic Bronco makes much-anticipated debut including first-ever four-door option. Ford’s flagship of off-road vehicles will feature Ecoboost engines, seven-speed manual transmission and 35-inch tires. 200 factory-backed aftermarket accessories allow for nearly infinite customization.
We’ve waited decades for a new version of the Ford Bronco. And even though Ford stopped making the Bronco in the 1990s, it seems like almost that long that Ford teased all of us with the next generation coming.
Ford has already moved Bronco under the Icon tab on their website, along with Mustang and the GT. That’s pretty good company to keep. At tonight’s reveal, Ford showed off all the Bronco can do but with some new technology and Ecoboost power and performance.
“We created the Bronco family to elevate every aspect of off-road adventure and equipped them with class-leading chassis hardware and exclusive technologies to raise the bar in the rugged 4×4 segment and take people further into the wild,” said Jim Farley, Ford 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.”
Two-Door Ford Bronco
It will please all Bronco enthusiasts to see that Ford has preserved much of the heritage of the classic-two door Bronco but added some modern flare and touches.
Two-door models come with a standard three-section roof system – left and right front sections and a rear section – molded-in color and an available premium painted modular top with four sections that adds a removable panel over the rear seats and cargo area.“Similar to the first-generation model, Bronco’s square proportions, short overhangs and wide stance are optimized for off-road adventure,” said Paul Wraith, Bronco chief designer. “The side profile features a flat, no-nonsense surface with clear-cut edges and robustly flared fenders. Large, open wheel wells are a modular design with a quick-release attachment for simple customization.”
A leaked photo of the two-door Bronco leaked in a Facebook group full of die-hard enthusiasts and they liked it, a lot. The smaller size more closely resembles the Wrangler II, but it certainly holds true to the iconic look and heritage of the Broncos of the 1970s and 1980s. “Bronco two- and four-door models leverage the company’s Built Ford Tough durability and performance testing and take it even further off-road with Built Wild Extreme Durability Testing in the harshest possible environments, including the brutal trails of the King of the Hammers off-road competition,” said Dave Pericak, director, Ford enterprise product line management, Icons.
Four-Door Ford Bronco
For the first time ever Ford is producing a four-door Bronco and like the two-door version, it has the same boxy shape. And like the two-door, it allows for open-air experience in a quick and easy way.
A cloth soft top, standard on four-door models, provides easy access to the open air and a unique tilt-up function for quick access to the rear cargo area. For customers who don’t want to choose between a soft or hardtop, the four-door model can be optioned with both. Every Bronco comes with class-exclusive frameless doors that make them easier to remove than what competitors offer. On four-door Bronco models, all four doors can be stored onboard with protective door bags.