Yep, it’s the 2021 Ford Bronco flexing and crawling on the Rubicon Trail.
Lots of sweet looking photos of the 2021 Ford Bronco on the Rubicon trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains. As most of you know, this 22-mile trail has a variety of obstacles that challenge 4X4s and often cause trail damage – or worse.
Yes, there is a TON of Bronco coverage, but these shots off-road are just too awesome to ignore. Before you ask (if you were curious) – NO – there are no Bronco Sports on this trail. It’s kind of a bummer because Jeep tests all of their products on the Rubicon, even the diminutive Renegade. We may see them before long, but it’s all about the big boy Bronco here.
Our friends at Bronco6G.com supplied these photos, and the Ford guys seemed pretty happy about being seen in these Broncos. I can’t blame them there, it looks like huge fun. Everyone wins.
Many say that, for new vehicles, the Rubicon is unquestionably Jeep’s domain. How fitting is it then, that Ford has returned with a serious off-roader? Shots have been fired, and the competition is officially getting real.
Not only that, it looks like the good folks at Ford brought a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon along for benchmarking purposes. Also notice, it looks like that Jeep may have also sustained some trail damage. The right-rear fender flare is missing and there’s serious scuffing near that area on the rear bumper. I’m sure Ford guys will notice.
Not only did Ford pull out all the stops with their Rubicon adventure, they had a helicopter on site as well Why? Helicopters are cool. Maybe there’s a safety reason or something too.
There were a few Ford Broncos on the Rubicon, we could see the two and four door versions sporting what appears to be the Badlands versions with Sasquatch underpinnings. This makes sense, it’s the most off-road capable of the new batch after all.
This interior tells you a few things: it’s a fully loaded Badlands model with lots of bells and whistles. AND – it’s not a manual version, which is not available with this type of off-road kit, nor the big V6. Also, it’s apparent that Ford is still testing various systems and performance. Look at the top of the dash and all that wiring.
With the doors off, you can clearly see how much larger the openings the passage is over the Jeep Wrangler. We still do not have official numbers on how much these doors weigh over the Jeep’s doors, but they certainly look bigger.
Thanks again to our friends at Bronco6G.com. These photos are awesome!
This article is also posted to TFLoffroad.com.