All SUVs are better with a roof tent.
The 2021 Ford Bronco hasn't even gone on sale yet, but the Blue Oval has already released several kitted out concept vehicles that highlight the SUV's off-road credibility. At this year's Bronco Super Celebration East in Townsend, Tennessee, the largest gathering of classic Broncos, Ford revealed another concept version of the new model. Based on the four-door model, the Bronco Overland Concept debuts as a concept built to take a family camping.
Overlanding involves self-reliant adventures in remote areas, where the journey is more important than the destination itself. To that effect, the Bronco Overland Concept comes decked out with off-road and camping goodies, making it the perfect vehicle to traverse rough terrain and then stop to set up camp.
The concept is based on the Badlands trim level, painted in Ford's Area 51 color. This particular example features the smaller 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine mated to the class-exclusive seven-speed manual transmission with the High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) System with Bilstein position-sensitive dampers. Ford also equipped the concept with 17-inch Fifteen52 Turbomatic heavy-duty wheels wrapped in 35-inch BFGoodrich mud-terrain tires for greater off-road capability. To traverse rocky terrain, the concept features a Ford Performance by WARN winch, mounted to the steel bumper.
When it's time to set up camp, a heavy-duty two-person tent from Yakima is mounted to the roof along with a factory roof rack. The roof also houses a light bar, six additional RIGID POD lights positioned in a 360 configuration, and a tall CB antenna.
In the rear, the concept houses all you need to survive in the wilderness, including an ARB refrigerator, cooking kit, and stove, all positioned in an integrated cargo management system. The refrigerator slides out of its mounting and a tailgate table and chairs combine to form a dining area.
Ford won't sell a Bronco trim will all of these features, but the company promises that it will offer hundreds of factory-backed accessories, so you can build your own.