The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport will enter production later this month at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico, and the rugged off-road-focused crossover will also be sold in that country. However, Mexican Bronco Sport buyers will not have quite as many options when it comes to trim levels, Ford Authority has learned.
In the U.S., Bronco Sport buyers can choose from five different trim levels – Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands, and the sold-out First Edition. However, in Mexico, only three trim levels are available – Big Bend, Outer Banks, and Badlands.
As of right now, Mexican customers interested in the Bronco Sport can register to receive more information about the vehicle and be notified when it’s available for pre-sale at dealerships, which is scheduled to happen later this year.
That’s a bit different than the schedule the Bronco Sport is running on in the U.S., where the new crossover was available to reserve when it debuted back in July. Order banks opened up shortly thereafter, and deliveries are expected to begin later this year.
Two engine options are offered with the new Bronco Sport, depending on which model buyers choose. Base, Big Bend, and Outer Banks models come equipped with Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost engine that’s targeted to produce 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 targeted 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.