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The Ford Bronco is a face, a style. Square in every way, it’s on the verge of being a car designed by a kid. Ford is cultivating this shoebox style for its new Bronco, which takes up the style of the vehicle launched in 1966. This Bronco is synonymous with freedom and off-road pleasure. Not all that green. So what ?
Much like the Jeep Wagoneer, one of the SUV pioneers, the Bronco is cut out for it. It benefits from Ford off-road technologies (Trail Control™, Terrain Management System™, Trail Turn Assist 2, etc.). The Bronco sits on a modern high-strength steel ladder frame with seven cross members.
It may be a hard-core off-roader, but the Bronco has a comfortable, modern interior. The dashboard instruments are displayed in part on an 8-inch TFT screen when the central touch screen is a 12-inch LCD. It features Ford SYNC 4, the blue oval’s latest generation communication and entertainment system, with remote update. Note that the dashboard has anchor points to secure electronic devices (sports cameras, smartphones, etc.) and prevent them from wandering around in the car on a TT.
The iconic Ford Bronco will be available in limited volumes in select European markets from late 2023.
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For the moment, the WLTP homologation has not been done and we therefore do not have the consumption and CO2 emission figures. According to EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) figures, the Ford Bronco is between 17 and 21 mpg (miles per gallon). This represents a consumption of between 11.2 and 13.8 l/100 km. Even if the WLTP gives a slightly lower figure, the Bronco will be taxed with the highest CO2 penalty, i.e. €50,000 in 2023 or 50% of the price of the vehicle.
This should not prevent Ford from offering the Bronco in France since the manufacturer offers the Ford Mustang which is malussée to the maximum. Does it consume? Is it a brick on wheels? Yes and so ? There is a good chance that these Broncos will do fewer kilometers than other vehicles considered “less dirty” and ultimately polluting more. In any case, the arrival of the Bronco in Europe is a breath of fresh air for the automobile.
Born in 1966, the Ford Bronco is a legend. After 25 years of absence, it was relaunched in North America in 2020. It finally arrives on the old continent and stands out in the current sanitized automobile production. Attention, limited volume for Europe.