The Ford Bronco may not be headed to Europe, as we reported way back in 2019, even though Ford is admittedly open to producing a right-hand-drive version of its rugged SUV. However, the 2021 Ford Bronco is headed to other parts of the world besides the U.S., including India (possibly) and the Middle East (definitely).
Today, Ford confirmed that the Bronco will launch in the Middle East this summer, which just so happens to be the same time frame it will launch in the U.S. It’ll be interesting to see just how many Broncos are earmarked for the region, as Ford will only be able to fill around one-third of its reservations in the U.S.
Ford did not specify which trim levels of the new Bronco would be available in the Middle East, but did mention both the Badlands and Wildtrak in its release. It also notes that the Sasquatch Package will be available as standard equipment on those two trims and that both two- and four-door configurations will be available.
Buyers can choose from both Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 and 2.7L EcoBoost V6. However, it appears that the seven-speed manual will not be available in the region, as Ford noted that both engines “come fitted with Ford’s incredible 10-speed automatic transmission.”
Additionally, Ford will have over 100 accessories available for the Bronco when it launches this summer, which is quite a bit fewer than what it has promised for the U.S. Regardless, we doubt that Bronco fans in the Middle East will care, as they’ll just be happy that they have the chance to buy a new Bronco, which is a privilege few parts of the world will get to enjoy.