FORD BRONCO

OVERVIEW

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Production: 1965–1996; 2021–present

  • Body and Chassis

Class: Compact SUV (1965–1977)

Full-size: SUV (1977–1996)

                Mid-size SUV (2021–)

Body style: 2-door SUV (1965–1996, 2021)

                   4-door SUV (2021)

Layout: F4 layout

HISTORY

The Ford Bronco is a model line of SUVs manufactured and marketed by Ford. The first sport-utility vehicle developed by the company, five generations of the Bronco were sold from the 1966 to 1996 model years; a sixth generation of the model line is an upcoming vehicle to be sold for the 2021 model year. The nameplate has been used on other Ford SUVs, including the 1984-1990 Ford Bronco II compact SUV and the Ford Bronco Sport compact CUV.

Following a decline in demand for large two-door SUVs, Ford discontinued the Bronco after the 1996 model year, replacing it with the four-door Ford Expedition (and the larger Ford Excursion). After a 25-year hiatus, the sixth-generation Bronco is a mid-size SUV for the first time, competing directly against the Jeep Wrangler as both a two-door and a four-door convertible.

From 1965 to 1996, the Ford Bronco was manufactured by Ford at its Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne, Michigan, where it will also manufacture the sixth-generation version.

DESIGN

Available with two or four doors, soft tops or hardtops, and removable body panels, the Bronco offers the same open-air possibilities that make the Wrangler an outdoor person’s delight. The Ford’s interior has a few more innovations than the Jeep, too. Since the exterior mirrors are mounted on the base of the windshield, they’re still useable when the doors are taken off. When exposed to the elements, the cabin can be protected with the available rubberized flooring and marine-grade vinyl upholstery. Those who want a fancier environment can always opt for leather seating surfaces. The Bronco’s dashboard also boasts a row of rubber switches; an overhead set of auxiliary toggles can be added, too. While we don’t have any details on passenger space or cargo volume, we like the functionality of the “trail sights” on the tops of each front fender, because not only are they useful for locating corners during tight maneuvers but they’re also tie-downs that have a 150-pound capacity.

Ford’s latest in-dash Sync 4 software will power the 8.0- or 12.0-inch touchscreen that’s embedded in the middle of the Bronco’s dashboard. The setup allows over-the-air updates and can connect to the cloud and user’s smartphone wirelessly. The infotainment system also supports a host of modern infotainment features that include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot. The unit can also be upgraded with desirable options, such as built-in navigation and a more powerful B&O stereo.

SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE FORD BRONCO

  • Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The 2021 Bronco hasn’t been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It will be available with a suite of driver-assistance technology, including automatic high-beams and parking sensors. The Bronco also has equipment that makes low-speed rock crawling and trail driving easier. Key safety features include:

  • Available forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  • Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Ford provides a competitive limited and powertrain warranty that aligns with most of its rivals. However, it lacks the complimentary maintenance that some competitors provide.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BRONCO?

Frequently asked about Bronco:

When should I have Ford Bronco alignment checked? You know your Ford Bronco better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.

When does my Ford Bronco need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Ford Bronco? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.

Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Ford? It’s better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn’t functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Ford Bronco, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Source: wikipedia, caranddriver, vehicle.firestonecompleteautocare

 

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