Ford Adds The Sasquatch Package To Models With Seven-speed Manual Transmission
After what was a rather dumb move on Ford’s part, the company has officially confirmed that it will be offering the seven-speed manual gearbox with the Sasquatch Package. When the company announced this off-road package, it checked all the boxes and made even the lower trims off-road worthy. But, the only thing missing was the manual gearbox, and it didn’t go down well with potential customers. Fortunately, Ford heard them and decided to offer it before it was too late. We’re happy now.
There Might Not Be a Ford Bronco Raptor, But There Will Be a Bronco Warthog
News about the Ford Bronco Raptor has been heading in the right chronology until now. We first heard hushed talks about sparked the news, then some leaks here and there with a few spec details, then an “error” by a Ford engineer on Linkedin, and finally some confirmation on what to expect from the Bronco Raptor. But, it looks like there’s a twist in the story.
Ford recently filed a trademark application for the ‘Warthog’ moniker, and netizens believe it is going to replace the Bronco ‘Raptor’ badge. The application doesn’t anything of that sort; so, are we reading too much between the lines?
2021 Ford Ranger Tremor
Customers in the U.S. have been craving the Ranger Raptor since it was announced for other markets. Ford has denied giving the pleasure so far, but there is news of the Ranger Raptor finally heading Stateside when the 2022 Ranger arrives. Since that is still some time away, the Blue Oval has decided to give us a taste of what to expect by introducing the Tremor off-road package for the mid-size pickup truck. While it is no Raptor, it is a lot more capable than the existing FX4 off-road package. Ford has priced the package at $4,290, but the catch is that is won’t be available on all the trims.
Quit Dreaming - A V-8 Ford Bronco Just Isn’t Going to Happen
In all honesty, the 2021 Ford Bronco has ticked all the boxes and it shows how much Ford has worked to make it a purposeful and near-flawless product. However, one thing creating a vacuum is the missing V-8 under the hood. Ford has offered a four-cylinder and a V-6 engine on the Bronco, but not a V-8. Now, the company has answered the question once and for all, and the truth is that there is no V-8 Bronco in the works.
Speaking with Muscle Cars and Trucks, Ford has indirectly laid the final nail in the coffin by saying that a V-8 Bronco is unlikely to happen, thanks to the emission regulations.
1981 Ford Bronco Montana Lobo Concept
At the 1981 Chicago Auto Show, Ford unveiled a rather unusual concept called the Montana Lobo. It seemed too radical for its time and felt as though it was taken straight out of a sci-fi movie. It broke all the perceptions associated with a rugged off-roader like the Bronco. The company came up with this unusual concept to get in the flow with the growing popularity of smaller pickup trucks and SUVs. Although it didn’t make it to production and none of the ideas or design elements were incorporated in the future models, the Bronco Montana Lobo goes down in the history books as one of the most interesting concepts Ford has ever built.
New Details For the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor Confirm What We Already Knew
When Ford Bronco was finally unveiled a couple of months back, it looked quite complete and had ticked almost all the boxes. Almost. The one unticked box that kept the off-roader enthusiasts wanting more was the super-rugged Raptor version of this competent off-roader.
It didn’t take long for the news to start pouring in which more or less confirmed that the Bronco Raptor is arriving soon. If that wasn’t enough, the LinkedIn profile of a Ford engineer came to light where he mentioned that he was working on the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor.
Even though Ford hasn’t officially announced the Bronco Raptor yet, there are quite a few things already known. Now, Ford Authority has reported them again, which confirms the things we already knew.
Amazing Car for Sale: 1969 Ford Bronco
While the new Bronco has been in the news ever since its launch and the majority of people seemed to have liked it, the old Bronco still enjoys a healthy demand. Any first-gen Bronco that hits the pre-worshipped market has people going gaga over it.
Here is one such 1969 example that arrived on Bring-a-Trailer a few days back and already has people lined up ready to get lay their hands on it. This SUV already has 22 bids and the highest bid stands at $43,500 at the time of writing.
New Evidence Says A Ford Bronco Raptor Will Debut in 2022
Alright, we get it – anything that carries a Ford badge and can go off-road be offered in extreme Raptor trim. You can’t knock the brand- it’s no worse than dodge cramming a Hellcat V-8 into almost anything FCA sells (we’re still waiting on that Pacifica Hellcat, though). So, naturally, before the 2021 Bronco even made its debut, the world was expecting a Raptor version to cross the intersection at one point or another. Obviously, it wasn’t going to happen right away, but new evidence has come to light that says that a Ford Bronco Raptor will launch for the 2023 model year – that means we could see it as soon as mid-2022!
Tuners Beware: Ford Has Digital Walls to Prevent People from Altering the Bronco’s Computer
Much like the Jeep Wrangler, the 2021 Ford Bronco is designed with customization in mind. The company is even offering more than 200 accessories for the Bronco when it hits showrooms, but powertrain upgrades might not be possible via aftermarket means. According to Ford, the ECU is very complicated, and, essentially, nobody should be playing around with ECU calibration. That means aftermarket companies might find the new Bronco to be untunable.
This 2021 Ford Bronco With Wood Trim is Oddly Mesmerizing
The return of the Ford Bronco isn’t your typical automotive comeback. The SUV isn’t just making a comeback as a nameplate; it’s become its own sub-brand under Ford. More to that, the Bronco has captured the attention of the SUV world in ways few of its kind have been able to do in the past. That’s especially true when you look at all the renderings that have come out, specifically those of the “Woody” variety. Woody Broncos are all over Instagram, including this piece of work from artist Timothy Adry Emmanuel, who goes by the IG handle “adry53customs.” Emmanuel has an impressive catalog of car renderings on his Instagram page, ranging from Volkswagens to RAM pickup trucks. But his work on the Bronco is something else, at least if you’re a fan of the “woodie” car style that was all the rage in the previous century. We don’t see woodie’s these days anymore, but Emmanuel’s rendering is a perfect call back, not only to the Bronco but to the woodie car style as well. Put those two elements together, and the result is nothing short of impressive.
Watch The 2021 Ford Bronco Conquer The Hell’s Revenge Trail In Moab
We recently saw the Ford Bronco conquer the Rubicon Trail and now, it has reached Moab, Utah, to prove its mettle on an even bigger stage. Hell’s Revenge is one of the toughest off-road ‘circuits’ and is recommended only for veterans. There are a lot of steep climbs, slick rocks, and whatnot, and Ford decided to test the Bronco here too. Two videos were uploaded by The Bronco Nation on its YouTube channel and you can see the all-new off-roader conquer this trail successfully with ease.
Watch How Well The 2021 Ford Bronco Handles Rock-Crawling
We saw the Bronco’s debut digitally, and it has garnered a lot of attention since it was launched. But, being an off-roader, enthusiasts want to see it take on rocks, boulders and the less-beaten paths. Well, now you can. Bronco6g.com uploaded three videos on its YouTube channel that shows the four-door and two-door Broncos on a hardcore off-road trail. This is a glimpse of what to expect from the Ford Bronco when it is in its comfort zone.
Can This Petition Convince Ford to Offer the Manual Transmission for Both Engines?
From what we know about the Bronco so far, it is an impressive off-roader in almost every aspect. However, Ford did us wrong by only offering the manual transmission with the four-cylinder Bronco. There’s also a catch that you can’t have it with the Sasquatch package. Now, this is a bummer, and a petition on Change.org has started with the singular goal of persuading Ford to offer it as a DIY kit with all the combination. Will this petition change the minds of the execs sitting at Ford HQ?
You’ll Be Able to Configure Your New 2021 Ford Bronco Sooner Than You Think!
The 2021 Bronco has created a stir and people can’t seem to stop talking about it. In fact, the response has been so overwhelming that the website had also crashed. According to the Q2 earnings call, well over a hundred thousand people have reserved the new Bronco and can’t wait to lay their hands on the off-roader.
With numerous packages and accessories announced, the next exciting part is to be able to configure it and Ford has some good news for us on that front. The company has confirmed that the Bronco configurator will go live in September!
The 2021 Ford Bronco’s Optional Tube Doors Bring Something the JL Wrangler Can’t
Ford recently unveiled the highly-anticipated 2021 Bronco, but we still don’t know much about its accessories. A recent leak confirms that the SUV will be available with tube doors, but unlike the Wrangler, the Bronco will also feature airbags for increased safety.
S.-based Tuner Unveils The Ford Bronco Midnite Edition
If there is anyone more excited about the new Bronco other than the enthusiasts, it’s the aftermarket companies. From offering a V-8 engine under the hood to creating a Baja-1000 winner-based Bronco, we’ve seen it all since the off-roader was reincarnated. But this is no way the end of it. Illinois-based Maxlider Brothers Customs has created a Midnite edition that pays homage to the 1991-92 Nite Bronco. How’s that for a double dose of nostalgia?
Engineering Explained Breaks Down the Ford Bronco’s Crawler Gear and Teaches You About Gear Reduction
Purists and enthusiasts were rooting for a manual transmission to be offered in the Bronco and Ford decided to make them happy. However, the automaker went one step ahead and offered it with a Crawler gear. Now, everyone knows that the Crawler gear features an ultra-low gear ratio that will be extremely helpful when traversing over rocks and mountains. But, how does it work? Well, Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained has broken down the math in this video.
New Run-Down Showcases How Easy the Ford Bronco’s Doors and Roof Can Be Installed
Ford recently unveiled the Bronco, reviving the nameplate after 25 years, and off-road enthusiasts went wild over its looks and modularity. Just like the original Bronco, the 2021 SUV comes with removable doors and various options for the roof. You can go with either a soft-top or a hard-top that you can remove entirely or have certain panels taken off. But how long does it take to strip the Bronco off and prepare it for an off-road adventure? You can find out in this video from D’Z RIDEZ.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been the talk of the town since it was unveiled. The off-roader was, arguably, the most anticipated model this year, and it would be fair to say that it didn’t disappoint. But we enthusiasts are a greedy bunch and still want a Raptor version of the Bronco. That’s like asking for an off-road version of an off-roader! The Bronco comes with most of the stuff needed, but a Raptor trim could push things beyond the boundaries. Also, the Bronco has taken part in Baja 1000 before it was reincarnated, so that makes having a Raptor version even more imperative, and it could further cement the new off-roader’s place in the segment.
Ford Looked to its Past With Modern Tech to Make the 2021 Ford Bronco
Now, you might look at the Ford Bronco Sport and say, “that’s not a real Bronco,” but you’d be out of your mind if you said the same for the 2- or 4-door Bronco. There are so many subtle and obvious hints that the 2021 Ford Bronco carries around 50-year-old DNA. There might not be an overabundance of it, but that’s a good thing. Now, we’re learning that Ford actually 3D scanned an original Bronco to give engineers a firm starting point. Did it work? You bet your ass it did.