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15 easter eggs on Bronco posted by Car and Driver.

Headlights

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The first thing you'll notice about the Ford Bronco are these giant circular headlight housings. They're big, but they aren't new. In 1965, when the first-generation Ford Bronco debuted, it wore giant circle halogen headlamps with smaller amber signals just to the inside of the grille. We suspect the design of the new Bronco carries that similar DNA, but this will also help the truck look less like a Jeep at night.



Fully Torx

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The shiny hardware holding parts of the dashboard and the rest of the interior together are aluminum Torx bolts that read Bronco, MNP 8.8. Because after all, you're driving a Bronco, and grade 8 bolts are tough.



Bucking Bronco

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The big bucking bronco has been fixed to the Ford Bronco since its first days back in the mid-1960s. Although the horse has changed its dance over the Bronco's lifetime, today it's kicking harder and higher than ever. Ford’s ad slogan for this debut is "Built Wild." The bucking bronco’s rear hooves are lifted, unlike the Ford Mustang pony that looks like it's running to a trough full of apples.



Inclinometer

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Nearly as wide as the 1980s Bronco II’s 15.0-inch wheels, an available 12.0-inch touchscreen system features off-road trail navigation that works without cell service. It’s also host to other off-road assistance, including an inclinometer that shows you how sideways, forward, or completely backward an incline you're at while climbing crazy terrain. The inclinometer shows a first-gen Bronco doing sixth-generation Bronco stuff.


Designed & Engineered

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Both the two-door and four-door models of the 2021 Ford Bronco will be built at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. The design work, however, took place about 20 miles east at the Blue Oval's offices in Dearborn, Michigan.


Taillights

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Here the design team nailed a bunch of personality to a baseball bat and beat the new Bronco senseless. Nothing else looks similar, not even the Jeep Wrangler it hopes to defeat. Like the round headlights, its thin vertical taillights are pure Bronco. Unlike earlier Broncos, the new one is chock full of LED lights, but the sharp edges at the bottom of the lights are similar to what the older trucks had. Even the white reverse lamp sits deep inside the housing, like before. The placement of the blue oval at the lower right of the tailgate is also a big 1990s Bronco vibe.



Go Over Any Terrain

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The original Ford Bronco was nicknamed the Go Over Any Terrain vehicle, or G.O.A.T. Ford recently filed to trademark the acronym, which it’s using in its Bronco to select off-road modes using this rotary dial. There will be seven selectable modes offered including Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Sand for normal driving with Baja, Mud/Ruts, and Rock Crawl for off-road driving.



Pushing Buttons

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Just like the button in the Jeep Wrangler, the recirculation button on the Ford Bronco is simply an outline of itself. Is it corny if we say buttons like this are a nice touch? Yes.



Trail Sights

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Reminiscent of the first-generation Bronco’s tall pointy fenders, the new Ford Bronco incorporates the old look with what it calls Trail Sights. They’re tie-downs you can strap stuff to, for instance ORV flags, windshield cables, or even high-lift jacks. These tie-downs are limited to 150 pounds, so don't go using them as recovery points for getting pulled out of the mud. Unless you want to end up on YouTube.



More Broncos

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We've found a total of five broncos inside and out of the new Ford Bronco. This one is only available on Broncos with the ten-speed automatic transmission.



Push to Start

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This isn't so much a throwback to yesterday, as it is a reminder of today. The ignition button for the new Bronco looks familiar, because it looks just like one of the headlights on the front. Maybe just a reminder just how far cars have come from the days of two separate keys, each of which would either unlock or start the truck, never both.



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I see that the swing gate either doesn't have stops, or they're out of adjustment. Those hinges have been slammed open, chipping the paint lol.

Other than that...I see heated steering wheel in the place where ventilated seats go.

BOOOOOOO
 

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I see that the swing gate either doesn't have stops, or they're out of adjustment. Those hinges have been slammed open, chipping the paint lol.

Other than that...I see heated steering wheel in the place where ventilated seats go.

BOOOOOOO
Rusted hinge option at no extra charge. To be delivered 6 months after ownership 😂
 

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Anyone else notice we're seeing two different tail lights? I wonder if one is pre-production or if there are different tail lights for different models.
 

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Anyone else notice we're seeing two different tail lights? I wonder if one is pre-production or if there are different tail lights for different models.
One is probably halogen, the other LED. Jeep’s LED package has different looking taillights than the halogens on their models.
 

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I see several things to note... The tail-lights are horse shoes, and the dash pad carries the shape of the 67-77!
 

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Anyone else notice we're seeing two different tail lights? I wonder if one is pre-production or if there are different tail lights for different models.
Seeing as there are regular head lights and signature headlights, lower models will likely just get incandecent bulbs.
 

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Seeing as there are regular head lights and signature headlights, lower models will likely just get incandecent bulbs.
Yah for sure you can see it on the Ford site...though in this day and age, with safety, LED's should be standard for headlights. Incandescent should be retired.
 

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Anyone else notice we're seeing two different tail lights? I wonder if one is pre-production or if there are different tail lights for different models.
There are 2 different versions of the headlights and taillights. "Signature LED headlamps and taillamps" come equipped on the OB, BL, WT and FE
 

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Anyone else notice we're seeing two different tail lights? I wonder if one is pre-production or if there are different tail lights for different models.
Everything we're seeing is pre-production, full stop. Even if these designs we're seeing are very close to what rolls off the line next spring, these are still prototypes or mockups at best, by definition. With COVID pushing the typical summer shutdown to back late August, I wouldn't be surprised if they're still working on the tooling.
 

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