If you haven’t heard it, Ford revealed the Bronco 2021 last night, and it’s a big deal. The Dearborn-based automaker also relaunched the iconic plaque with a worthy successor, firing at the Jeep Wrangler with innovative off-road features and goodies. But the new Bronco 2021 is more than a utility machine. Ford designers have packed the SUV with several Easter eggs.
Easter eggs have become a way for automakers to add small details that may go unnoticed by most owners of their vehicles. Jeep is just a brand that has adopted the Easter egg in recent years, and others are following its example. This year Ford added a few to the 2021 F-150. So far we’ve found five in the Bronco.
Inside, it’s hard to miss the dash on / off button. It has the shape of the SUV’s headlights – round with a side extension – except that Ford manages to look inside with a piece of trim around the button.
Inside, an American flag stamped on the column of the gear lever. It is located under the cutting bronco and recalls the flag stamped on the side of the dashboard of the F-150. The flag is not there on the manual gear lever.
Pull the rear tray out the back and you will feel like Ford is stamped in the middle. However, it’s more than Ford who takes the opportunity to advertise themselves. The stamping of the plate resembles the original tailgate of the Bronco, which had a large Ford lettering in blocks that we no longer see today.
The next one isn’t explicitly an Easter egg, but it’s something you’ll probably only see in a Bronco. The mark on the back of the center console is a very severe “NO STEP”. Obviously, this is to keep potential visitors seated when the roof is off.
At the rear, the passenger side taillight outline looks like the letter B. It’s subtle but noticeable, and another way for Ford to differentiate the Bronco from other SUVs on the market.
There could be more Easter eggs, but that will require Bronco in the hands of owners and journalists who can better search the SUV. The Bronco was not the only new model that Ford unveiled last night. The smallest Bronco Sport has also had its revelation.