We’re beginning to see more and more 2021 Ford Bronco prototypes out testing, a sure sign that we’re also getting close to initial deliveries beginning this summer. The latest is this 2021 Ford Bronco two-door Badlands, which is fitted with a slick-looking fastback-style soft top that provides a nice bit of contrast to the Bronco’s Oxford White paint.
This particular 2021 Ford Bronco two-door Badlands model is not equipped with the Sasquatch Package, which means that it’s rolling on a set of 17-inch machined Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum wheels wrapped in 33-inch, LT285/70R17 all-terrain tires.
Though this particular prototype looks mostly production-ready, there are a couple of strange details worth noting. For starters, the tow hooks in the front bumper are spray-painted yellow for some reason, and the overspray is terrible, extending all the way onto the heavy-duty modular front bumper that’s standard equipment on the Badlands trim.
The tow hooks protruding from the rear bumper are yellow as well but don’t feature the same crazy overspray as the front. Then there’s the very unusual looking rear exhaust tip, which curves rather far downward away from the bumper. Clearly, this isn’t the production tip, but it also doesn’t look like the typical EPA emissions-testing devices we’ve seen on other prototypes, either.
Aside from something being stuck above the passenger-side rear wheel well, the last interesting feature we noticed on this Ford Bronco prototype lies just in front of the rear passenger-side wheel underneath the Bronco’s body. There, there’s some sort of “box” with what appears to be a drain or plug cover in place.
Otherwise, this Ford Bronco Badlands prototype looks very much production-ready, and it’s also quite handsome with that fastback soft top in place, at least in our humble opinion.