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2021 Ford Bronco Riptide Concept Debuts As Attainable West Coast SUV

To date, we’ve seen a number of 2021 Ford Bronco concepts, many of which were designed specifically to show off accessories available for the reborn SUV. That trend continues with the brand new 2021 Ford Bronco Riptide concept, which is fitted with a host of upgrades from the Bronco catalog that make it a more formidable off-road vehicle, but this time around, it does so with a distinct West Coast vibe.

“For this Ford Bronco Riptide project, we imagined a customer who enjoys the open air and a free-spirited West Coast lifestyle,” said Bronco color and materials designer Missy Coolsaet. “We wanted the vehicle to demonstrate how Bronco customers can personalize their vehicle, letting different types of customers visualize what they might want to do with their future Bronco.”

The exterior of the Sasquatch Package-equipped 2021 Ford Bronco Riptide concept is finished in Velocity Blue – fitting for an oceanside vehicle – and is fitted with tubular doors, surfboard racks, a pair of Almond surfboards, a Bestop mesh Bimini top, Rigid LED light bar, mirror-mounted off-road lights, a prototype front steel bumper, and a Yakima bike rack fitted with Santa Cruz mountain bikes. Ford also utilized prototype crossbars on the roof that allow the installation of the overhead racks without impeding the operation of the soft top.

On the inside, the Riptide concept features Black Onyx and Dark Space Gray hues with marine-grade vinyl seats, and the SUV is powered by Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6, which is mated to the automaker’s 10-speed automatic transmission.

Overall, the 2021 Ford Bronco Ripide concept is designed to show off a number of accessories that customers can actually purchase now, and that’s true of virtually everything fitted to the vehicle, save for the prototype front bumper and roof-mounted crossbars, and it can all be financed along with the vehicle’s purchase price.

However, as Ford Authority previously reported, the Riptide concept also has some options that are currently supply-constrained, including the Sasquatch Package and 2.7L EcoBoost V6, though not the much-maligned molded-in color (MIC) hardtop, at least.

We’ll have more on the Bronco soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JohnnyBronco

    “Fishy” is the lack of rod racks up front, oh that would be the Ripcurrent East Coast concept.

    Since my Bronco is being built with only a soft top I am certainly interested in tge roof bars that work with the soft top. We may not use surfboards on the Great Lakes but we want our kayaks and canoes on the roof, not on a tow behind trailer


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