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The wait is finally over. The long-awaited 2021 Ford Bronco has finally been cleared to hit the production line beginning March 29, 2021.
After a months-long delay, Ford has finally announced the off-road adventure vehicle will be mass-produced out of their Wayne, Michigan production plant. With this announcement, eager drivers should expect the new vehicles to arrive at their local dealer by the end of the summer. Ford was originally targeting a Spring 2021 launch date, but those plans were unable to come to fruition due to the pandemic.
The rebirth of an American icon will soon be up for grabs in two or four-door variants and is directly targeting the off-road adventurer group such as the Jeep Wrangler and other similarly configured vehicles.
It has been over 20 years since the last Bronco rolled off the assembly line back in 1996. With an all-new design that pays homage to the models of old, drivers can expect the retro feel of the Bronco with a modern twist. The vintage appeal will remain the same—a rugged, off-road adventure vehicle that can double as a cool everyday driver.
Ford drivers have been anticipating the all-new Bronco since the automaker confirmed its return in 2017 at the Detroit Auto Show but delayed the official unveiling until 2020. And now that it’s hitting the production line after months of eager anticipation, here’s what drivers should look forward to in the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco.
Configurations and Trim Levels
Ford left no shortage of available trims and configurations when creating the all-new Bronco. The automaker designed the vehicle with off-roading and adventures in mind, and with that comes removable doors. Available in two or four-door options with different engine and power outputs across seven trim levels: Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak, and First Edition models, Ford left no room for excuse not to purchase this vehicle at a variety of entry price points.
Unfortunately, the highly sought-after First Edition models all sold out and can no longer be reserved due to high volume. Fortunately, there are six other trims to choose from.
Engine and Power Options
The 2021 Ford Bronco comes standard with a base 2.3-Liter Turbo I-4 engine that is capable of generating 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque—a power output fitting for a vehicle sharing a name with a wild horse. If that isn’t enough power, drivers can opt for a more powerful 2.7-Liter Twin Turbo V6 that pushes 310 horses and 400 lb-ft of torque. Drivers looking to keep it old school can also enjoy a six-speed manual on the 2.3-Liter variant or a 10-speed automatic transmission on either configuration. Either way, drivers are in for a treat when they get behind the wheel.
Not to be confused with (Greatest of All Time) although we are sure Ford would agree—this feature comes standard across all trim levels and affords drivers the ability to conquer any terrain. Short for “Goes Over Any Type of Terrain,” the Ford exclusive feature will literally transform the driving experience in any setting: rough, calm, dirty, or clean. Additionally, buyers who opt for higher trim levels will have access to Baja, mud-rut, and rock crawl modes on top of the all-terrain G.O.A.T. mode. Available options include sport and eco mode as well.
As stated earlier, the 2021 Ford Bronco comes in a variety of trims and door configurations. Naturally, the two-door option comes in as the lowest option and climbs all the way up to the four-door First Edition.
Starting at a base MSRP of $28,500 (Plus Destination Fee), the Bronco is strategically placed to compete with other configurable off-road alternatives. The base trim will give Bronco drivers an authentic vintage look but will still be able to conquer all sorts of adventures thrown at it. If the base isn’t enough, consider the Big Bend. The second trim offers the same standard features and adds LED fog lights and 17-inch aluminum wheels for $33,385. Want more? Opt for the more luxurious Outer Banks trim starting at $38,955. This option comes with a black-painted grille, an optional 12-inch LCD touchscreen display with B&O Sound System, and an LED signature exterior.
Since riders can no longer purchase the First Edition Model, the Wildtrak trim would be next up in terms of price point. Starting at $50,370, this is a dedicated off-road workhorse that is perfect for high-speed desert runs, thanks to its unique 35-inch tire setup.
Getting your hands on a 2021 Ford Bronco
Ford is currently taking $100 reservations for the new 2021 Bronco across all trims (minus the sold-out First Edition). The reservations are currently open for potential buyers, where they can then be converted to orders with their local Ford dealers. For more information on the new 2021 Ford Bronco, contact Wayne Akers Ford to place your order where your Bronco dreams can become a reality for any adventure. You can also check out their available inventory for amazing deals on new and pre-owned Ford vehicles. Shop local at Wayne Akers Ford!
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