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A most recent report from a Ford dealership suggests that the long-anticipated 2021 Ford Bronco will offer a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, and it will roll on 33-inch off-road tires with 17-inch wheels. It appears that Ford has the Jeep Wrangler squarely in its sights with the new Bronco....
This report comes from a TFLcar viewer after a conversation with a local Ford dealer. Ford does not officially comment on future products, so we must take this information with a grain of salt until Ford releases details on its own.
All the information we have so far suggests that the new Bronco will have a retro-inspired rugged design and many unique features as well. The news here is another report that the Ford Ranger-based Bronco will be offered with a manual transmission, as well as an automatic.
We expect the big Bronco (aka. “full-size Bronco”) to be offered with at least a 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine and a 10-speed automatic. The Jeep Wrangler is currently offered with a 6-speed manual transmission, so Ford may be wanting to offer this option to square off against its rival.
Another piece of news is that the Bronco will have 33-inch off-road tires. Again, this compares directly against the wheel/tires available on the Wrangler Rubicon.