In August 2020, I have Paul Ghost, Ford’s chief designer on MiB. He was behind the redesign of the new Ford Mustang. Mike Levine, Ford’s head of public relations, helped arrange the interview. A few weeks ago, Levine DM emailed me: “Want to see a new Bronco for a week?” I took this opportunity.
A Cyber????Orange Metallic Tri-Coat 2 automatic door appeared in my house, and people immediately felt its existence. It is big and strong, taller than my 2013 Orange Crush Rubicon. Jeep’s recognizable design places its tires and plastic fender wheel covers on the outside of the body; this makes them tighter inside, but gives them an excellent off-road feel—you can squeeze moderate paths. Bronco’s fully enclosed body seems to be heavier, which is exactly how Bronco fans like it.
The Black Diamond Edition I play is a 2-door, automatic, and moderate choice, except for the $6090 Sasquatch off-road upgrade, which brings the suggested retail price to about $47,000 (this is Window sticker). What you get is a very capable off-road vehicle, a strong competitor to the Jeep Rubicon.
In general, I have a good impression of this truck-it is a well-made, beautiful truck, and has great off-road capabilities. Mustang fans are ecstatic, it is likely to bring some fierce competition to the Jeep. I do have some observations to share because this is not a truck for everyone.
Your seat in a jeep or even a Porsche Macan or Lexus RX is higher than usual. On roads without suburbs or expeditions, I am taller than most other trucks. Jeep owners will feel at home due to cabin wind noise and flexible riding. Both trucks are steel and glass walls moving in space-not particularly aerodynamic. The constant tire crashing—especially the huge 35-inch Sasquatch rubber in every corner—isn’t as bad as I feared, but it is always there. This makes this truck I don’t want to travel long distances (you can choose a more civilized version).
Bronco’s retro modern look is very handsome. A version of trucks that was beloved in the 1960s and 1970s, before they started to rust or became too expensive to run due to rising gasoline prices. I average 17.6 miles per gallon in most local driving. Although the curb weight is 4491 pounds, the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 accelerates fast enough due to its 310 horses. I did find that the accelerator is too sensitive; the brakes are tighter than the pedal travel I like, which is a common quirk of the Porsche Panamera. Again, this is a thug/media lender, so who knows.
I did manage to cross country, driving on the beach and some sand/gravel piles. They did not present any obstacles, which inspired a lot of confidence. Most of the time I don’t even bother to put it in 4L, it only chews on whatever it presents.
Unlike my 2-door Rubicon, which has a relatively short wheelbase (95.4 inches), this truck never feels “wobbled”. Rubi is the only vehicle I own that is neither low nor powerful; if I throw it too fast by mistake, it will let me know. This is not the case with the 100.4-inch wheeled Bronco, it always feels good.
No matter where I go, Cyber ??Orange Metallic Bronco has attracted a lot of attention: At Home Depot, people stop to ask about it; just refueling or parking on the street sparked many conversations. (As they become more available, this situation will disappear). At present, it is very concerned, and Ford may not be able to keep up with demand in the first few years of production.
One of the best things about jeeps is their incredible modularity; I added pedals, roll cage handles and rubber trunk liners (after removing the rear seats). These are simple add-ons that can greatly benefit Bronco. Jeep has a very strong aftermarket for modification, and it has also begun development for Ford.
If you are a hardcore Jeep owner and will never consider replacing your Wrangler, then please go ahead, there is nothing to see here. Jeep fans should be pleased that after so many years, competition has finally emerged in a field where Jeep has been competing mainly for itself for a long time. This is reflected in Jeep’s incredibly high resale value-this was the situation before the pandemic.
If you want to be less demanding on the road than a Mustang or Wrangler, but still have proven off-road capabilities, Toyota Four Runner The price is comparable.If you want more luxurious material enjoyment, but still retain the off-road ability, please consider Land Rover Defender; The mixed version is available in the UK, if it is Available in the U.S. Be mine BMW X4 The rental will be closed next summer, which will become the mainstay of the family and the vehicle of choice for long-distance driving.
All in all, the Bronco is a sturdy off-road vehicle, very interesting Ling gum toy Of a truck.
MiB: Paul Wraith, chief designer of Ford (August 8, 2020)
2021 Ford Mustang (July 17, 2020)