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Ford Unveils Its First New Bronco 4x4s In 25 Years

Ford Unveils Its First New Bronco 4x4s In 25 Years

It's been a quarter of a century since the world was treated to a new Ford Bronco.

The unique vehicle has become incredibly rare over the years and collectors have been hastily trying to get their hands on the remaining road-worthy ones.

But Ford has just unveiled three new Bronco models that are set for release in the next six to 12 months.

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There are two and four-door Broncos available that will have removable roof panels and they come with 35-inch tires. There is a smaller vehicle in the new series called the Bronco Sport, which will also be able to go off-road.

The old school Broncos from the 1960s. Credit: Ford
The old school Broncos from the 1960s. Credit: Ford

Drivers will be able to choose between a 10-speed automatic version or a seven-speed manual transmission, with six normal gears and a seventh for low speed off-road driving.

They will be powered by either a 270-horsepower 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or a 310-horsepower 2.7-liter turbocharged V6.

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Either way, they will be an absolute beast on the roads.

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The two bigger vehicles will boast a 12-inch LCD screen, which will display all the usual settings and functions, but it will also show the viewpoint of the optional 360-degree camera. That technology is designed to act as a 'spotter' while you go off-road so that you don't have to get out of the car.

Credit: Ford
Credit: Ford

The new range will be a massive competitor to Jeep and its Wrangler and Cherokee vehicles, who have dominated the market for years.

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All three of the new models will have impressive selectable driving modes for the different terrain they're likely to encounter. There will be the usual favourites like Normal, Slippery, Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl, as well as Trail Control, which is kind of like cruise control for off-road driving.

Ford has aptly named them GOAT modes, for 'goes over any type of terrain', which was the company's code name for the original Bronco back in the day, according to CNN.

Credit: Ford
Credit: Ford

Ford is already taking deposits for the new vehicles, which will set you back USD $100 (AUD $145 / £80).

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The company has revealed that the Bronco Sport will be available later this year, however the full-sized bad boys won't be ready until around April next year.

The two-door Bronco will start at about USD $30,000 (AUD $43,000 / £24000), however Ford hasn't revealed how much you're expected to fork out for the four-door Bronco or the Bronco Sport.

Featured Image Credit: Ford

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Stewart Perrie

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