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Jalopnik has long been the National Enquirer of the automotive scene. Glad to see they at least gained some integrity.

EDIT: OMG I couldn't get through the first two paragraphs of that trash article. What a clown.
On the contrary, I really like Jalopnik. The writers are often funny, definitely don’t take themselves too seriously, and eschew the typical chest-beating bravado of the automotive press. They seem genuinely interested in approaching their reviews from an everyday enthusiast’s perspective. And they’re willing to point out the absurdity of car culture, when needed (“rolling coal” for instance).


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Wasn't it possible based on those reporting on receiving such a vehicle in the middle east and north african markets that their Wildtrak didn't get the Sasquatch package? Though no one in North America apart from Ford corporate employees have probably experienced that here. Though I do remember reading about it on b6g from some of those rare middle east customers.
Wait. What the.......?? 😳😳😳
 

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I don't follow the international offerings. But I'm curious if that was only a MY'21 option (the Black Diamond upgraded wheels)? Does the MY'22 WT in Saudi Arabia or international market continue with the gloss black mirror caps and body color door handles? Is there a restriction on tint or is the WT stripped of a tint offering from the factory?
 

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An automotive writer that gets it! My favorite paragraph!

The Bronco’s real strength is that it doesn’t try to excel at everything. The great folly of modern automotive journalism is the belief that every vehicle on the road should be Countach quick, church quiet, and couch soft. That’s a lie, and it’s how we’ve wound up in a world with increasingly homogenous vehicles, all more or less interchangeable in design and specification. The Bronco is comfortable, but it makes no attempt to hide the fact that it’s a body-on-frame SUV available from the factory on 35-inch tires. There’s wind noise, tire noise, squeaks and rattles. But it also tends towards civility in a way that even the reasonably well-sorted JL-generation Jeep Wrangler can’t match.
I like that, however saying "Countach quick" really doesn't work - there are a lot of vehicles on the road now that are a lot faster. in fact, according to www.0-60specs.com there are quite a few broncos that are faster than the '76 Countach!
 

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I like that, however saying "Countach quick" really doesn't work - there are a lot of vehicles on the road now that are a lot faster. in fact, according to www.0-60specs.com there are quite a few broncos that are faster than the '76 Countach!
True, but Urus, Aventador, Huracan and Murcielago don't roll off the tongue quite like Countach!
 

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True, but Urus, Aventador, Huracan and Murcielago don't roll off the tongue quite like Countach!
Agreed, however Chiron does!
 

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If you want a laugh, check out the comments below the article.
  • 5k under MSRP?
  • Only the high-end off-road trims.
  • Sasquatch "trim"
If you ever wonder how car salesmen are able to bamboozle people, it makes a nice "Exhibit A".
 

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But I'm curious if that was only a MY'21 option (the Black Diamond upgraded wheels)?
In Saudi Arabia, the broncos come as pre-configured trims. The 2 door WT comes only non-Sasquatch like the one in the picture. The 4 door WT comes with sasquatch. The Badlands is offered only as a 4 door with 2.7 engine and sasquatch package. In addition to another 3 trims of OB and BD.
Does the MY'22 WT in Saudi Arabia or international market continue with the gloss black mirror caps and body color door handles?
MY22 haven't arrived yet to the Saudi lands.

Is there a restriction on tint or is the WT stripped of a tint offering from the factory?
I didn't get the question. You mean the WT graphics? Or window tint?
Because no restrictions as far as I know.
 

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In Saudi Arabia, the broncos come as pre-configured trims. The 2 door WT comes only non-Sasquatch like the one in the picture.
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I didn't get the question. You mean the WT graphics? Or window tint?
Because no restrictions as far as I know.
So the 2-dr WT doesn't have the Sasquatch package sans 35's? Or does it still have the front/rear lockers, heavy front axle, 4.7 gears, Bilstein shocks?

Here in the States, only the Base has no window tint on the rear MIC hardtop. Just seems out of place to not have at least a factory tint on the upper trim WT that is shown in your picture.
 

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An automotive writer that gets it! My favorite paragraph!

The Bronco’s real strength is that it doesn’t try to excel at everything. The great folly of modern automotive journalism is the belief that every vehicle on the road should be Countach quick, church quiet, and couch soft. That’s a lie, and it’s how we’ve wound up in a world with increasingly homogenous vehicles, all more or less interchangeable in design and specification. The Bronco is comfortable, but it makes no attempt to hide the fact that it’s a body-on-frame SUV available from the factory on 35-inch tires. There’s wind noise, tire noise, squeaks and rattles. But it also tends towards civility in a way that even the reasonably well-sorted JL-generation Jeep Wrangler can’t match.
Well he is being apologetic of Ford's crappy top (badly sealed) and somewhat inconsistent build quality. If its gonna be that noisy then it better be fast and the Raptor is not. Needs more power. The 3L ecoboost engine should be the one available in the regular Broncos (instead of the 2.7) and the Bronco Raptor should at least get the 3.5 or something larger.

Jeep got the engine perfectly right. Try again Ford. None of these cars are exactly cheap and easy to get...
 

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So the 2-dr WT doesn't have the Sasquatch package sans 35's? Or does it still have the front/rear lockers, heavy front axle, 4.7 gears, Bilstein shocks?

Here in the States, only the Base has no window tint on the rear MIC hardtop. Just seems out of place to not have at least a factory tint on the upper trim WT that is shown in your picture.
Exactly, the 2-dr WT doesn't have neither Sasquatch nor the 35 inch tires. No lockers, no Bilstein shocks, not equipped with the 4.7 ratio axels! The transmission is 4x4 with Part-Time Selectable Engagement (2-speedelectronic shift-on-the-fly) not the advanced 4x4. However and unlike the 2-dr, the 4-dr WT is very similar to the one in North America.

Here is a video of the 2-dr WT.


Regarding the rear window tint, I think you are right; all trims come clear glass! Maybe restricted.
 

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Well he is being apologetic of Ford's crappy top (badly sealed) and somewhat inconsistent build quality. If its gonna be that noisy then it better be fast and the Raptor is not. Needs more power. The 3L ecoboost engine should be the one available in the regular Broncos (instead of the 2.7) and the Bronco Raptor should at least get the 3.5 or something larger.

Jeep got the engine perfectly right. Try again Ford. None of these cars are exactly cheap and easy to get...
Well Kenneth, I guess it's all just a matter of experience, perspective and opinion. I have had zero problems with my 2 Dr hardtop. As far as build quality goes, I believe it's right in line with other domestic brands in this price range. I have had one problem, the vinyl was pulling away from the seat back tilt handle. My dealer ordered a new cover, replaced it and now all is well. The Bronco, IMO is not meant to be "fast". I have the 2.3 7M and it runs strong. It's not going to win many drag races, but again, that's not what it was designed for. As far as the Raptor is concerned, it has too many doors and I don't really like the way it looks.
 

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Exactly, the 2-dr WT doesn't have neither Sasquatch nor the 35 inch tires. No lockers, no Bilstein shocks, not equipped with the 4.7 ratio axels! The transmission is 4x4 with Part-Time Selectable Engagement (2-speedelectronic shift-on-the-fly) not the advanced 4x4. However and unlike the 2-dr, the 4-dr WT is very similar to the one in North America.

Here is a video of the 2-dr WT.


Regarding the rear window tint, I think you are right; all trims come clear glass! Maybe restricted.
Looks to me like the Saudi 2 DR Wildtrak is the same as a North America 2 DR Outer Banks (or its an Outer Banks that was rebadged as a Wildtrak....)
 

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Not only is there no sasquatch here, but the text reads "most beautiful one-door jeep"
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Any 4x4 SUV is being called jeep, even Land Crusiers and Nissan Patrols. That makes the local Jeep dealer has a common slogan saying: "There is no jeep but Jeep" 😁
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