See Ford's badass new off-road SUV in its element.
The new 2021 Ford Bronco was born to do one thing, and one thing only: to take the fight to the rugged, all-but-uncontested Jeep Wrangler off-road SUV. And sure, plenty of Bronco buyers will never once venture off the pavement with the handsome new SUV, preferring to stick to suburban streets and shopping mall parking lots, but the simple fact is the Bronco won't sell unless it can prove its worth off-road.
To that end, Ford is beginning to give fans a small glimpse of the Bronco's off-road prowess, taking the new SUV to the sand dunes over the weekend and sharing some quick video clips as it tests its mettle.
On Saturday, Mike Levine, Ford's Product Communications Manager for North America, tweeted a pair of video clips showing the 2021 Ford Bronco ascending some sand dunes. This particular example is an orange two-door Bronco with the roof removed, wearing beadlock-capable wheels with machined-finish beadlock rings and what appear to be 35-inch tires.
We suspect we may be looking at the Wildtrak model, which comes standard with the Sasquatch Package's beadlock-capable wheels, 35-inch mud-terrain tires, high-clearance suspension with Bilstein performance dampers, locking front and rear axles, and other goodies. We gather that it's not one of the limited-run First Edition models, as those come fitted with a standard Safari bar on the front bumper.
Unfortunately, as much as we want to see the new 2021 Ford Bronco launch, we've got a long wait ahead of us yet. Last month, Ford announced that customer deliveries aren't projected to start until July 2021 at the earliest, its launch being delayed by three months by fallout from the global pandemic. And then, if you haven't already placed a reservation online, you could be waiting far, far longer; Ford has received well over a hundred thousand Bronco reservations, and counting, so it will certainly be a while before Ford is able to catch up to demand.