For the first time in years, there will be a legitimate competitor to the Jeep Wrangler in the United States in the form of the revived Ford Bronco. To keep the Wrangler 2021 competitive, it allegedly receives more standard functionality, according to Mopar Insiders citing information from dealer sources.
Motor1.com has contacted a Jeep spokesperson for official confirmation of these details. We were told: “I cannot comment on the report”.
For better off-road capability, the base version of Wrangler Sport now gets the full-time, full-time four-wheel drive system from Selec-Trac, rather than the existing Command-Trac system. The Rubicon now obtains the Off-Road Plus system as standard, which adjusts the accelerator, gear change points and traction control. Optionally, the Sahara and Rubicon can get a forward-facing camera for a better view when exploring rocks.
The technology group, which usually sells for $ 995, becomes a standard feature on the Sport S trim level. It includes a 7.0-inch infotainment screen and automatic air conditioning. Any model with a 7.0-inch screen also receives selectable tire fill alerts that allow the owner to set pressure when the tires are aired, and the horn honks when each reaches this level.
While this additional equipment should strengthen the Wrangler’s competitiveness, it’s hard to imagine that the new Bronco will not be a huge success when the SUV launches. So far, all signs indicate that the model offers a hardcore off-road capability with a retro tinted style that evokes the original.
Like the Jeep, buyers of Bronco have the choice between two or four-door bodies. They are removable and even the top comes off.
The Bronco’s power would come from turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines. Transmission options would be a ten-speed automatic transmission and a seven-speed manual transmission with an ultra-low ramp gear for off-road use. Expect technologies like differential locks to be available as well.