The revived off-roader is turning out to be a fantastic offering

The 2021 Ford Bronco has been spotted on multiple occasions, but this time, we get to see it in action. The Bronco Nation uploaded a video of the two-door and four-door Broncos having some fun in the Georgia mud. The short clip features three Broncos in their camouflaged avatars, showing off their off-roading prowess. The video is more than a blurred leak or a spy shot and gives a good idea of how the Bronco would do in its natural habitat.

This Is Pure Bliss

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The Bronco Nation managed to get its hands on a 46-second hi-res clip that shows the engineers testing the Bronco in the wet Georgia mud.

The outlet described the Georgia mud in detail and labeled it to be “some of the toughest clay in North America”.

It also went on to say how the mud serves as a perfect surface to access the tire performance.

In the video, you can spot three Broncos, with their skin on, traversing through the forest area.

Both the Bronco configurations can be seen wading through slush and grime, and even climbing grades.

At one point, you can even see the four-door Bronco take a sharp left turn that showcases the off-roader’s short turning radius as well. The inside rear wheel locks while the front tires move, thus improving the turning radius.

As pointed out by a member on Bronco6g.com, this is perhaps due to a feature that’s similar to Toyota’s Turn Assist Control that is present on the Land Cruiser. If you go through the posts on that thread, you’ll see that a user has already spotted the button for this feature in the SUV. It looks like Ford wants to cover all the bases and not leave people yearning for anything in the Bronco.

2021 Ford Bronco Updates

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We recently learned that the F-150’s production was pushed by a couple of weeks, and now Ford has delayed the Bronco’s production as well. There is no word on how long the delay would be, but Bloomberg reports a delay of at least two months. The delay is concerning the new launches only – the upcoming F-150, the Bronco, and the Mach-E. Ford opened the factories in the U.S. on May 18, but had to shut two of them down as employees tested positive for COVID-19. If this continues for long, the new launches could further get delayed as Ford will look to focus (pun unintended) on manufacturing current products to bounce back from an estimated $5 billion operating loss this quarter.

This, however, is not the case with the Bronco Sport.

The upcoming compact SUV’s production started on May 18 at the automaker's factory in Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico, according to an internal memo given to Detroit Free Press by an anonymous source.

The memo further states that the production will continue through July 20. Post this, there will be a seven-week break, and the production will restart on September 28. Earlier reports had suggested that the production in Mexico would begin in September. So, this May to July manufacturing could be for the pre-production copies.

What We Know About The 2021 Ford Bronco So Far

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  • The Bronco is expected to be powered by the 2.7-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-6 EcoBoost mill
  • It will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission
  • A seven-speed manual transmission will be offered, but it will six standard gears and one specifically for off-road crawling
  • Ford Ranger’s 2.3-liter, EcoBoost mill which makes 270 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque could be offered as an option as well
  • The Bronco Sport will be an urban compact SUV with a bias towards off-roading
  • The full-sized Bronco looks rugged and will come with removable doors and roof
  • It will feature something known as the G.O.A.T Mode
  • The Bronco is expected to come with an electronically adjustable suspension system
  • It could feature 24 different other suspension modes
  • A 12- or 13-inch touchscreen with Ford’s SYNC 4 system
2.3-liter EcoBoost specifications
Engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost
Horsepower 270 HP
Torque 310 LB-FT
Fuel economy city/highway/combined 21/26/26 combined
Transmission 10-speed automatic

Final Thoughts

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The Bronco looks completely at home in the wild. Even with the camo on, the Bronco’s shape, size, and dimensions were easy to decipher and give the enthusiasts an idea of how it will be to take this beauty for off-roading. The Bronco needs to come with features that will make it stand out from the crowd and boast of stuff that even the Jeep Wrangler doesn’t have. So far, we’ve heard about things like G.O.A.T, a suspension system with 24 settings, different tires sizes on offer, one gear specifically for rock crawling in the manual transmission, and so on. All these things make the Bronco a drool-worthy offering, and it’ll be interesting to see what all will be offered with the SUV.

What feature are you looking forward to the most in the Bronco? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Source: Bronco Nation

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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