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All-new 2021 Bronco in Puerto Rico is ready for off-road adventures

Ford Puerto Rico officially presented the all-new Bronco, the most awaited off-road SUV, flagship of the redesigned family Bronco brand, which includes the new Bronco Sport.

Built Wild™ designed Bronco is ready to deliver thrilling experiences with its heritage-inspired style, engineering and smart off-road technology, plus innovative features to help outdoor enthusiasts create adventures in the most remote corners of the world.

Built with the toughness of an F-Series truck and the performance spirit of Mustang, each comes wrapped in one of the most stunning off-road designs – true to the original DNA of Bronco while bringing forward innovative features that elevate the functionality of a rugged SUV.

Built Wild 4×4 confidence

Just like the first-generation Bronco, nicknamed G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain), the mission of the all-new Bronco is to deliver maximum 4×4 capability and confidence. Bronco incorporates off-road mapping and drive technologies to give novice adventurers as much fun as hardcore off-road experts, while its Built Wild durability is designed for lasting performance in the harshest of conditions.

Advanced four-wheel-drive technologies and chassis architecture are the core of the Bronco SUV off-road capabilities, and at the heart of it all is the Bronco exclusive Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. Modes™, designed to help drivers better navigate any type of terrain. Up to seven driver-selectable modes are offered including Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Sand, with Baja, Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl for off-road driving.

Two 4×4 systems are offered – a base two-speed electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case, and an optional advanced system that features a two-speed electromechanical transfer case with 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 – both with available Spicer® Performa-TraK™ electronic locking differentials for improved traction over rough terrain in models equipped for higher capability.

Available Trail Toolbox gives Bronco owners a suite of off-road technologies to elevate their off-road experience. This includes available Trail Control™, cruise control for low-speed trail driving, then adds class-exclusive available Trail Turn Assist to tighten off-road turning radiuses through torque vectoring, plus innovative available Trail One-Pedal Drive acceleration/braking control for more precise and confident slow-mode rock crawling.

Bronco four-door with optional Sasquatch Package offers impressive off-road attributes, with 11.5-inch ground clearance, 43.2-degree approach, 26.3-degree breakover and 37.0-degree departure angles. Both two- and four-door Bronco models offer available best-in-class water fording up to 33.5 inches with the optional 35-inch tires installed.

Strategically placed steel shields protect critical hardware on higher-capability Bronco models, including an available front bash plate, plus shields for the engine, transmission, transfer case and fuel tank. For those taking on the roughest, rocky terrain, available side rock rails are strong enough to support the weight of each side of the vehicle. Exposed tow hooks are standard in the front and rear, with optional heavy-duty modular steel front bumpers featuring an integrated Ford Performance accessory winch mount for more extreme off-road use.

To make sure every Bronco excels for the long run, they’re designed and built to the company’s 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.

 

Thrilling performance borne of Bronco DNA

 

Thanks to the legendary Baja racing DNA, Bronco brings forth a thrilling off-road experience and delivers it with modern, heritage-inspired style. It all began in a Ford design studio with a life-size digital scan of a first-generation model that served to influence the proportions and design of the all-new Bronco for maximum off-road capability and performance.

Like the square proportions of the first-generation model, today’s Bronco features short overhangs and a wide stance optimized for off-road adventure. The side profile features a flat, no-nonsense surface with clear-cut edges and robustly flared fenders. Large, open wheel wells are augmented by removeable bolt-on front and rear fenders, and fender flares with quick-release fasteners for easy customization.

All-new Bronco-specific Ford T-6 architecture features a fully boxed, high-strength steel chassis with seven crossmembers to deliver available maximum class-leading* front and rear suspension travel over rough terrain. Every Bronco comes with a High-Performance Off-Road, Stability, Suspension (HOSS) System for optimum stability and control for thrilling off-roading at speed.

Up front is the HOSS independent front suspension with twin alloy A-arms and long-travel coil-over springs brings improved confidence and comfort. A rugged solid axle design at the rear features variable rate long-travel coil springs with five locating links to deliver both strength and off-road control. Long-travel position-sensitive Bilstein® dampers with end-stop control valves are featured to help improve off-road durability and reduce harshness.

Its 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine produces 315 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. torque, the most gasoline-powered six-cylinder horsepower and torque in its class.

A class-exclusive SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission makes for easier driving on- and off-road, while offering a maximum 67.8:1 crawl ratio with the optional advanced 4×4 transfer case.

Ready to head effortlessly off the beaten path

Bronco makes the open-air experience quick, easy, and fun. The four-door model has four removable roof sections – left and right front panels, a full-width center panel and a rear section. Roof panels on all models can be removed by one person by unlocking the latches from the interior. Up to four items can be stored in the rear cargo area: all four doors, or two doors and two front roof panels.

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 available protective door bags. Class-exclusive cowl-mounted mirrors maintain sideview visibility when the doors are removed. Trail sights on the front fenders also serve as tie-downs, reminiscent of the first-generation Bronco, and have a 150-pound capacity for securing longer items like canoes.

High-tech interior designed for the outdoors

Inside, all Bronco models are purpose-built and ready for action. The instrument panel is inspired by the first-generation model, with gauges and controls clearly visible and intuitive. Colors and materials are inspired by natural palettes and outdoor gear. With off-road functionality paramount, materials are tough and rugged.

A multifunction color LCD instrument panel is front and center with the transmission shifter and G.O.A.T. Modes controller located in the center console. Grab handles are integrated into the modular instrument panel are also added to the center console on Big Bend and higher series, while an available MOLLE panel is mounted in the seatbacks is standard on Black Diamond™ and Badlands™ and available on First Edition. Attachment points are built into the top of the instrument panel to mount a bring-your-own-device rack, with 12-volt and USB power connections nearby to easily mount cameras, navigation units, phones, or other devices.

Further setting Bronco ahead of the off-road competition is an available class-exclusive 12-inch LCD screen paired with SYNC® 4 system with software updates and seamless integration to available the FordPass™ Performance app. The SYNC system also displays the available 360-degree camera system with class-exclusive off-road spotter views to provide additional visibility in technical pursuits such as rock crawling.

To make post-adventure cleanups simple, select Bronco models come with washable rubberized floors with integrated drain plugs and marine-grade vinyl seating surfaces that resist mildew. Instrument panel surfaces are wipeable, with seamless silicone rubber on the dash-mounted hero switches, while rubber touchpoints protect against dirt and water.

A modern high-strength boron steel sport bar with integrated side curtain airbags in the upper structure and seats helps protect passengers from side impacts and complements driver and front passenger airbags. Available Ford Co-Pilot360™ driver-assist technologies plus standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and Trailer Sway Control help instill driver confidence.

The all-new Bronco and a full line of accessories for customization according to off-road adventures’ preferences, are available at the nine authorized Ford dealers in Puerto Rico. Details about Bronco and local dealers can be found at ford.com.pr.