Earlier this month, we reported that Mexico would be getting three trim levels, of the new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, versus five in the U.S., on the heels of production beginning this week. At that time, Ford had not yet announced when Bronco Sport preorders would begin in Mexico, but now interested buyers can officially secure their place in line for the rugged new crossover through the Ford.mx site.
Buyers are able to choose their preferred dealer after spec’ing out their ride, and the process is completed by placing a down payment of $20,000 MXN ($950). However, a few lucky customers will also get the chance to place a Special Launch Edition Bronco Sport preorder, which is available in an exclusive color – Arctic Gray – and will be limited to just 130 units.
In addition to the Special Launch Edition Bronco Sport, buyers can choose from one of three trim levels – Big Bend, Outer Banks, or Badlands. The new crossover has been available to reserve in the U.S. since it debuted back in July. Order banks opened up shortly thereafter, and deliveries are expected to begin later this year.
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport will be produced at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico, a fact the automaker is emphasizing as the model goes on sale in the country. More than 70 percent of the Bronco Sport’s engineering was done by Mexican hands from its initial design, and the vehicle itself is produced 100 percent in Mexico.
Two engine options are offered with the new Bronco Sport, depending on which model buyers choose. Base, Big Bend, and Outer Banks trims come equipped with Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost engine that produces 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. Badlands and First Edition models are powered by the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that produces a best-in-class 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines are backed up by Ford’s 8 speed automatic transmission. On Badlands and First Edition models, the transmission also comes with SelectShift technology and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. In addition, 2.0L models come equipped with additional transmission and rear-drive coolers.