Ford does not get tired of promoting the theme of the outstanding cross-country ability of the revived Bronco, clearly trying to wind the tails of competitors from the Jeep brand. But if the latter are in favor of the famous Rubicon trail in California and the trails in Utah, that is, rock climbing in one form or another, the Fordists have chosen more diverse obstacles of national parks as a guide and motivation.
That’s another off-road special version presented at the Chicago Auto Show called Everglades – after centuries-old tropical swamps in Florida. And the main improvements were directed to the fight against viscous mud and deep water. The snorkel was included in the basic equipment, the location of the transfer case and breathers of the transmission units was changed in such a way that the machine is now capable of taking fords up to 925 mm deep without preparation!
The Bronco Everglades come with a wide range of themed options by default, such as reinforced underbody protection, a Sasquatch package with Bilstein shocks, Dana lockouts, 35″ Goodyear mud tires strung on original 17″ beadlock rims.
Warn winch with synthetic cable is integrated into Ford Performance front power bumper.
Other external differences of the Bronco Everglades special version include stickers on the front fenders, “square” wheel arch extensions, and an expeditionary trunk.
The interior of the Bronco Everglades is finished in durable, easy-to-clean vinyl and fitted with rubber mats for easy cleanup after muddy rides. For beauty, Urban Green accents have been added to the design of the front panel, seats, door cards. Multimedia Ford SYNC 4 with a 12-inch touchscreen comes in the base.
The Ford Bronco Everglades will only be available with a four-door bodystyle and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo engine producing 300 hp. and 440 Nm, paired with a 10-speed automatic.
Orders will begin to be accepted in March, prices will start (excluding shipping costs to the dealer) from $ 53,000 – only the Bronco First Edition and the “charged” Raptor are more expensive in the SUV line.