Ford Bronco has had a lot of problems with production, but there is at least one good news: despite the dwindling popularity of the manual transmission, one in four Bronco customers chose it.
While similar things can be seen on other off-road enthusiast vehicles such as the Jeep Wrangler, which has 30-35% manual transmission models sold, the news for the Bronco is pretty surprising because the 7-speed gearbox can only be fitted on the base 2.3-liter four-cylinder, not the more powerful 2.7-liter V6.
In terms of popular options, it is reported that over 50% of Bronco shoppers have ordered their vehicles with the off-road-focused Sasquatch package. Other important statistics include the fact that 73% of shoppers prefer a four-door over a two-door, 70% of orders come from the four most expensive trim levels (Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak and First Edition) and 66% of pre-orders placed so far have been converted to order.
In addition, the manual transmission was not initially available with the desired Sasquatch Package, which should have switched people looking to purchase it for an automatic transmission. However, now that the package is available with the “mechanics”, the number of orders for Bronco SUVs with a gear lever has increased.