Seems to be a Ford thing. The upcoming next gen F-150 still has them too, even though there's GPS antennas on the roof now. -
I like the reason they called it Project Apollo. Read this in an article:
"Ford said its partnerships were code-named “Project Apollo” after the Apollo 13 launch in 1970 when a lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank failed two days into the mission, forcing the astronauts to improvise a...
Lookie what a friend just forwarded me!
Congratulations and welcome to the Bronco Readiness Program!
We will use this distribution list to keep you and your dealership updated with important information as we approach the reveal and launch of the BRONCO. If you want to change the...
Nice nod to safety, hope it's headed for the Bronco! The ability of a Jeep to drop its door completely has always seemed really fun to me but I've always had reservations about the safety aspect. This is a smart design that allows us chickens to ride with some safety measures intact, but also...
Exactly. The "representatives" at auto shows are often from 3rd party companies who are simply briefed on the bullet points of the models they're standing next to. They know nothing except what's already been published and announced by the company.
Absolutely I'd personally care much more about off-road ability than towing. My point was just that I wouldn't be surprised if the Bronco tow rating ends up class leading since its competitors' tow ratings are nothing to brag about.
As for how it compares in MPG to Wrangler and 4Runner, that...
The official preview teaser of the Bronco from Ford shows an upright boxy shape so I think they'll nail it styling wise. And with a V6 EcoBoost I think it should have good towing power... perhaps even class leading, which isn't hard considering the Wrangler and 4Runner don't tow much.
Yea that was probably the best business decision they could have made for the 2020 Bronco. 2-door version to appease the traditionalists and 4-door to appease the rest of the market who actually need the space and utility from having 4 doors.