| 15/07/2020 | 0 Comments

Ford has yesterday unveiled a new outdoor brand with an all-4×4 family featuring a classic two-door, first-ever Bronco four-door and all new small SUV, the Bronco Sport model – all engineered for segment-leading levels of 4×4 capability, plus long-term off-road performance and dependability.

Similar to the first-generation model, Bronco’s square proportions, short overhangs and wide stance are optimized for off-road adventures. Every Bronco comes with an independent front suspension for improved control, confidence and comfort. 

At the rear, a rugged solid axle design featuring coil springs with five locating links delivers both strength and off-road control. Long-travel position-sensitive Bilstein dampers with end-stop control valves at every corner are available for added off-road durability and reduced harshness. A semi-active hydraulic stabilizer bar disconnect design provides maximum articulation and increased ramp angle index for off-camber terrain.

Two 4×4 systems are offered on all Bronco models, a base setup and advanced 4×4. The base system utilizes a two-speed electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case, while the optional advanced system features a two-speed electromechanical transfer case that adds an auto mode for on-demand engagement to select between 2H and 4H. Power is distributed to a Dana 44 AdvanTEK solid rear axle and Dana AdvanTEK independent front differential unit.

The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine is projected to produce 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, while the 2.3-liter EcoBoost is targeted to deliver torque of 310 lb.-ft. with an expected 270 horsepower.

For maximum low-speed rock-climbing capability, a segment-first 7-speed (6+1) manual transmission paired with the available advanced 4×4 system with automatic on-demand engagement generates a crawler-gear ratio of 94,75:1. Another option is the 10-speed automatic SelectShift transmission, which makes easier driving on and off-road, while offering a maximum 67,8:1 crawl ratio with the available advanced 4×4 transfer case.

Both Bronco two- and four-door models make the open-air experience quick, easy and fun with a three, resp. four-section roof systems, which can be removed by one person by unlocking the latches from the interior. First-row panels stow away onboard on two-door models.

Inside, the instrument panel is inspired by the first-generation model, with gauges and controls clearly visible and intuitive. A multifunction color LCD instrument panel is front and center, the 8- or 12-inch SYNC 4 system features an integrated off-road navigation. The trail mapping system available on Bronco is truly a game-changer in the off-road community. Advanced topographic trail maps and more than 1,000 curated trail maps are powered by class-exclusive trail content from NeoTreks’ AccuTerra Maps, Trails Offroad trail guides and FunTreks trail guides.

Colors and materials are inspired by natural palettes and outdoor gear. With off-road functionality paramount, materials are tough and rugged. To make post-adventure cleanups simple, fast and painless, select Bronco models come with washable rubberized floors with integrated drains and marine-grade vinyl seating surfaces that resist mildew.

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