After years and years of waiting the new 2021 Ford Bronco has officially been unveiled. Technically, the new 2021 Broncos have been unveiled because Ford is introducing the two-door and four-door variants of the next-generation Bronco.
Carrying over from the first generation of the Bronco is the term G.O.A.T., a nickname given to those first American SUVs. Now, the term G.O.A.T will be found in the modes that allow the Bronco to traverse just about any terrain. These modes include: Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Sand, with Baja, Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl.
“Bronco’s advanced four-wheel-drive technology is at the core of its off-road capabilities, and at the heart of it all is Bronco’s exclusive Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. Modes™ that is designed to help drivers better navigate any type of terrain,” said Mark Grueber, Bronco consumer marketing manager.
Paired up with the new G.O.A.T. system are two different 4x4 setups: base and advanced. The base system has a two-speed electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case, while the advanced has a two-speed electromechanical transfer case that has an auto-mode for "on-demand engagement to select between 2H and 4H," according to Ford. All of the power for this system is transferred to both the Dana 44 AdvanTEK solid rear axle and Dana AdvanTEK independent front different unit.
As for power, there are options to be had. Ford notes that there will be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that produces 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. It should be noted that these power figures are currently projected. Mated to the engines can be the segment-exclusive 7-speed manual transmission or SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmissions.
Whichever model you pick, two-door or four-door, you can make your driving experience an open-air one in an instance thanks to the standard three-section roof system. What's more Ford does note that the removable roof sections or cloth soft top can be removed easily by one person, so you don't have to beg for help when you want the wind in your hair.
Because the new Bronco is an off-road-ready SUV, Ford has set it up with a lot of options that make it a formidable vehicle for trails. One feature that will catch the eye of any adventurer are the topographic map trails that include more than 1,000 curated trail maps, powered by NeoTreks’ AccuTerra® Maps, Trails Offroad trail guides and FunTreks trail guides.
When on those trails, the Bronco's optional 35-inch off-road tires will and best-in-class 94.75:1 crawl ratio will make waste of any rocks that get in the way. Ford also says that the Bronco has a best-in-class fording capability of up to 33.5-inches, which is a talking point that unfortunately rarely comes up nowadays.
So, when is the new 2020 Ford Bronco coming out and how much will it cost? Ford says that the production of the new Broncos will begin in early 2021 with first models arriving in dealership in spring 2021. If you're interested, you can drop a $100 deposit not yo reserve a Bronco for yourself. As for price, it depends on the model. The 2021 Bronco price is set at $29,995 for the two-door while 2021 Bronco four-door comes in at $34,995. As for the 2021 Bronco Sport, that will start at $28,155.
Source: Ford Motor Company