Back in July, we reported that 2021 Ford Bronco Sport production was scheduled to begin at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico on October 26th, 2020. Now, Ford Authority has learned from its sources that Bronco Sport production did in fact kick off on that day, as expected.
Like its bigger brother, the Ford Bronco, the Ford Bronco Sport is designed to offer excellent off-road capability, but in a small, easy-to-live-with, and more affordable package.
Bronco Sport buyers have a variety of trim levels to choose from, including the Base ($26,660 starting MSRP), Big Bend ($28,160), Outer Banks ($32,160), Badlands ($32,660), and First Edition ($38,500), which has already sold out.
Badlands and First Edition models come equipped with a host of off-road goodies including “steelie” style aluminum wheels and 29-inch Falken Wildpeak A/T tires, along with an advanced 4×4 system, seven G.O.A.T. driving modes, a specially tuned suspension, and four bash plates, to name a few.
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 produces 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. Badlands and First Edition models are powered by Ford’s 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 an 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 reardrive coolers.
Bronco Sport buyers will be able to choose from four different lifestyle accessory packages to suit their own individual taste – Bike, Snow, Water, and Camping. Altogether, over 100 factory-backed and aftermarket accessories will be available at launch.
We’ll have more on the new Bronco Sport very soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Bronco Sport news, Ford Bronco news, and continuous Ford news coverage.
I personally built that line! Hernosillo is the HOTTEST place in all of Mexico, but the trade off is the people are some of the kindest! The next statement is True ask anyone from Mexico, the women are some of the most beautiful! Better than Brazil!!! An yes I’ve worked there for months at a time.
Theres also going to be a surprise Bronco…thats all I can say for now. I know the new back to roots trail monster Bronco with a 2.7 wasn’t enough of a shock. Ford hasn’t released all the secrets.. keep watching i think all trail/outdoor enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised
Back to the 2.7 engine, not sure how familiar most are with it, but I bought a 1st year 2015..told myself never do that….160,000 miles on my f150 n I still get 21.2 mpg. Oh I drive it like I stole it too! I drive 102 miles round trip to work , a mix of city n hwy! The motor is still very strong full stock! I’m still getting 18.4psi at WOT!! trust me I’m a ford fan , but I’m more of a fan not dealing with unnecessary breakdowns recalls etc.. I’m the only one that touches it for 90% of any issues! I did my homework on this motor, the block is made of carbon graphite iron, as strong as cast iron, but some of the benefits of aluminum, same material used in the 6.7 scorpion diesel!
I guess I need to justify it again to myself cuz I didn’t get a deal at all 55k for a damn truck!!! Ugh
Thanks for reading n I have no ideal when Ford plans on releasing the surprise! Just watch for it …
Has anyone heard Ford adding a 6.8 pushrod motor to mustang an f150? Made in Windsor next to the 7.3 godzilla?
My question is why? Maybe for mustang, but with the government n gas tax?? Thanks
The engine itself is confirmed, but if I’m not mistaken, its use-case has not. Bear in mind, the 6.2L V8 is a bit of a tired engine, so it could be a replacement of that. We simply don’t know what application it will have. It COULD be a replacement for the 5.0L, but if it were, I only see it replacing the 5.0L in the F-150, or being a less expensive V8 option in the F series as a whole. The pushrod configuration will lead it to be more compact than the 5.0L and even the 7.3L V8.