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.
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.