Ford has officially unveiled frame SUV with a familiar name Bronco. Model of the sixth generation, born roughly a quarter century after the cessation of production of the fifth generation, debuted in two body styles – classic three-door and five-door new for it (Americans call these configurations of two – and four-door). At the same time showed the younger Bronco Sport – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Restored “Bronco” is positioned as a fusion of classic style and the latest engineering developments, oriented for outdoor enthusiasts and serious off-road. According to the Director of Ford Jim Farley, the new “rogue” combines the strength of the pickups, F-series, the sporting spirit of the pony car Mustang and functional design, inspired original sample Bronco 1965.
The SUV by default on all wheel drive transfer case with three modes and a gear ratio of low gear of 2.72:1. The surcharge will offer Electromechanical rasgado with On-Demand and 4H gear ratio of 3.06:1. Among other features – bridges Dana with differential lock, independent front suspension, advanced stabilization system, seven operation modes of the driving electronics, the cruise control off-road.
The engine range consists of two petrol units friends of the family EcoBoost and 2.3-liter “turboservice” on 274 HP and 420 Nm and the 2.7-litre V6 315 HP and 542 Nm. They are combined with seven-speed mechanics or 10-band gun.
Ford claims that the new Bronco is the leader of the largest class clearance (29.5 cm), the fording depth (85 cm), – go pendants (17% more than its nearest rival) and a number of parameters. Possibilities off-road models add standard towing eyelets front and rear, optional power bumpers with winch mount, steel protection of the engine, transmission and fuel tank, 35-inch tires. Still there are fasteners on the front wings, which can withstand the load of 68 kg it is designed for transportation of long-length, for example, Canoeing.
All five-door models have a Bronco four-section removable roof, trendwerk it may be three-piece with the stationary panel in the back. Frameless doors are also removed, as says the manufacturer – lighter than the competition. Mirrors remain as fixed at the base of the pillars.
The dashboard is again inspired by the original Bronco. At the same time buyers will be available the latest multimedia system SYNC4 with a 12-inch touchscreen, wireless integration of smartphones, navigation with pre-installed off-road routes, special “off-road” version of the system of the circular review, and the like.
In total, Americans will offer seven versions of the Ford Bronco, including extreme Badlands (something like a response to the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon) and special First Edition dedicated to the revival of the model. This provides for customization, including over two hundred factory accessories. While the advertised price is only the Base complete set of 29 $ 995. To order, prepayment is required of $ 100. Production traditionally, to establish in Michigan. Initial deliveries are planned for next spring.
Ford Bronco Sport has the title of the model a sort of younger brother. He also laid seven driving modes, off-road cruise control and standard all-wheel drive, in versions of Badlands and First Edition with locking rear differential. The company said that “Sports” is designed to carry two mountain bikes in the back and two cyclists in front.
Bronco Base Sport, Big Bend and the Outer Banks are equipped with 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine at 184 HP and 258 Nm, and the aforementioned Badlands and the First Edition – two-liter 249 HP and 373 Nm. Both only combined with vosmidiapazonnoy automatic. All versions have independent suspension, but they differ in the settings.
Bronco Sport also promised a record for class a traffic and unique options that will make life easier for the adventurers, for example, help with setting up the camp. Claimed four pack of theme options (Bike, Snow, Water, and Camping) and more than 100 separate enhancements. As “adult” Bronco “Sport” has easy-to-clean interior, but the multimedia system it is easier – SYNC3 with an eight-inch touchscreen. This proprietary package assistants Ford Co-Pilot360 included as standard, but optionally it is possible to add, for example, the adaptive cruise control.
In salons of the American dealers Bronco Sport will appear before the Bronco already in the current year. However, even the base price has not yet named, although orders are taken from the same Deposit of $ 100.