The Ford Bronco 2021 has a Trail Turn Assist feature that uses torque vectoring to the rear axle to reduce the SUV’s turning radius. Technology makes it easier for the vehicle to navigate tight bends. Seeing the system in action really shows it, though, and this brief video is a great demonstration.
In the clip, a two-door camouflaged Bronco sits in an open section of the desert. He accelerates forward then heads to the left. The Trail Turn Assist makes a noticeable difference. The inside rear wheel is stopped and the vehicle appears to pivot around this point.
Drivers can activate trail turn assist from one of the buttons on top of the center console. Other controls on this panel are switches for front and rear differential locks, stability control deactivation, and hazard warning lights.
All signs point to the 2021 Bronco as a very capable off-roader. Two four-wheel drive systems are available: a standard part-time configuration or an optional part with premium four-wheel drive engagement on demand.
There is also the optional Sasquatch pack which adds a lot of off-road tech. It features 17-inch wheels with 35-inch tires, front and rear locking differentials, and position-sensitive Billstein shocks.
The optional 12-inch infotainment system comes with over 1,000 preloaded trail maps, so owners can keep track of what’s going on even on a trail new to them.
The Bronco goes on sale in the spring of 2021. Getting one could be difficult, as there are already over 230,000 reservations for the SUV. Some of these people may be waiting 18 months to get their vehicle back.