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I'm really not buying the whole hybrid/EV thing as a serious off roader. Ford is really going to have to prove the that a hybrid/EV can stand up to the rigors of serious hardcore off roading whether that be slinging mud, playing on rocks, running all out in the desert or even just overloading.
Why? Because 99% of them are not “serious hard-core off-roaders”. People seem to think every Jeep and Bronco purchased is headed for the Rubicon Trail. THATS NOT THE CASE.
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My original rationale of "I'm going to keep this truck for 10-15 years" is not going to happen. I know that i'll get the itch and end up trading it in a few years down the road if they keep releasing faster and more modern versions.
I'll keep mine. I'm hoping, somewhere down the line when the motor goes, that there is a bolt-in electric "crate" engine or something like that. Who knows what the industry holds for 15 years from now.
 

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Why? Because 99% of them are not “serious hard-core off-roaders”. People seem to think every Jeep and Bronco purchased is headed for the Rubicon Trail. THATS NOT THE CASE.
True, but that's the market that Ford has to win over.
 

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Why? Because 99% of them are not “serious hard-core off-roaders”. People seem to think every Jeep and Bronco purchased is headed for the Rubicon Trail. THATS NOT THE CASE.
If Ford's 1st high HP model cannot handle extreme off road conditions then Ford will have problems. Let's face it, the mall crowd does not need a Bronco that put's out 450+ hp and 500+ ft lbs of torque.
 

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THIS IS THE ONE THAT I WANT TO RESERVE!!! 🤬 Now there will be a Bronco on Every Other Street Corner before I get Mine 🙄
If you want a rare car don't buy one that will likely sell 100k-200k units per year.
 

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If you want a rare car don't buy one that will likely sell 100k-200k units per year.
:unsure: I didn't say that i wanted a "RARE Car".... The Entire Point was That I wanted a plug-in Hybrid Powertrain ⚡:alien:⚡without waiting 2 years to get it.
 

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Why? Because 99% of them are not “serious hard-core off-roaders”. People seem to think every Jeep and Bronco purchased is headed for the Rubicon Trail. THATS NOT THE CASE.
True, but that's the market that Ford has to win over.
Not really. Ford knows it is selling an image. They know that very very few will actually go off road. They only have to make the masses believe the Bronco is a great off road vehicle.
I have no real numbers to back this up, but I'd be surprised if 1% of the Jeeps sold actually saw anything more than a gravel road. How many Raptors go off road. Probably less than 1% too.

Thankfully, Ford appears to have made a very capable off road vehicle.
 
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