The all-new, 2021 Ford Bronco Sport was introduced alongside its big brother, the sixth-generation 2021 Ford Bronco, back in July. Like the regular Ford Bronco, the Bronco Sport is designed to offer excellent off-road capability and durability, but in a small, easy-to-live-with package. To demonstrate just that, The Blue Oval has created the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Off-Roadeo Adventure Patrol.
Designed for the upcoming Bronco Off-Roadeo customer adventure playgrounds, this Bronco Sport Badlands carries a Yakima LockNLoad Cargo Platform up top designed to hold recovery gear like a high-lift jack, recovery boards, and jerry cans. Also mounted to that rack system is a Ford Performance by RIGID off-road LED lightbar to illuminate the trails at night.
To support one of many Off-Roadeo excursions available, this Bronco Sport is equipped with Yakima’s interior bike rack, which is capable of holding two mountain bikes securely in place. And to record customers’ adventures, it features an integrated target that enables a drone to land on the hood, a feature that will be used on-trail at the Off-Roadeo locations.
The all-new, 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is based on the Ford C2 platform shared with the fourth-gen Ford Escape, first-gen Lincoln Corsair, and the 2019 and newer Ford Focus sold in international markets.
The rugged crossover’s base engine is Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost turbocharged three-cylinder, which produces 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque, mated to Ford’s 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Bronco Sport’s optional engine is Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder, which offers 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an 8-speed SelectShift automatic transmission equipped with an oil cooler and manual shifting mode with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
The Bronco Sport goes into production at the end of October at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico. Meanwhile, the parts seen here are likely to be available as accessories around the time the vehicle begins arriving at dealerships.