Last month, Ford Motor Company confirmed that the 2021 Ford Bronco is scheduled to launch in Brazil this May. But now, it’ll also be joined by its little brother – the Ford Bronco Sport – the automaker has announced. However, it will only be sold in one trim level – the Bronco Sport Wildtrak – a trim that isn’t available in the U.S., interestingly enough.
In the U.S., the Wildtrak trim is available only on the regular Ford Bronco, but in Brazil, it will mark a unique variant of the Bronco Sport. The Bronco Sport Wildtrak will come equipped with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 as standard equipment, along with the automaker’s eight-speed transmission, standard four-wheel-drive, and seven G.O.A.T. modes – Normal, Eco, Sports, Slippery, Sand, Mud, and Rock Crawl.
The Bronco Sport Wildtrak also features driver assistance technologies including autopilot with Stop and Go and collision alert with an autonomous braking assistant and pedestrian detection, in addition to nine airbags, an independent rear window opening, and cargo management system for the rear cargo area.
Despite closing its production facilities in Brazil, Ford continues to import vehicles to the South American country from other parts of the world. This includes the next-generation Ford Ranger, which will continue to be made at the Ford Pacheco plant in Argentina thanks to a recent investment into the facility. Meanwhile, niche vehicles like the Ford Mustang, high-end versions of the Ford Kuga (Escape), and the Bronco Sport will continue to be sourced from North America.
The Ranger continues to do well in the country as well, as the mid-size pickup, fresh off a quick sell-out of the first 100 units of the new Ranger Black, also recently set a new segment sales record in the month of March.