Sasquatch with the MT would likely cost much less than with the 10 speed. They wouldn't have to mess with the gearing.7 spd with Squatch could be the holdup on build and price.
If Ford is testing MT Squatch now they may hold build and price up for a week till they know if it will work.
Sasquatch gets the 4.7 gears and the only Manual with 4.7 gears is the Badlands so other manual models which come with 4.46 gears would need to be upgraded but doesn’t seem like a big deal since thats whats proposed with adding Sasquatch to the Autos.Sasquatch with the MT would likely cost much less than with the 10 speed. They wouldn't have to mess with the gearing.
Why would this be " too good a deal"???I don't think I will have any willpower left to not buy one if this is real. Maybe that is why B&P is being delayed is they are working out how to incorporate and price this in there. Pretty obvious (in my 'business' thinking) that they know a 2dr Base with Squatch (2BASEMANSQUATCH if we are all doing that now) is "too good" of a deal so now need to run some analysis on what trims/number of doors this can go with to still get as much $$$ as possible.
Everything from the approach angles to the starting trim prices is showing that Ford wants that sweet Wrangler profit. They don’t want to excessively win on price vs Jeep - they want to get a piece of those fat margins instead. So that is why I am saying what (limited) we know about the option pricing is Ford probably doesn’t want to sell us a rubicon competitor for cheap - they want to sell us a rubicon competitor for rubicon cash.Why would this be " too good a deal"???
The original Rubicon was $6000 extra.
A huge chunk of that was for the T-case. Most of the rest was for the lockers.
Neither had an OEM producer at the time.
It was made for true enthusiasts. and priced so they could afford it.
The Sasquatch is made up of parts that are already in production.
Now the Rubicon is a +10K over Base "pimp our profit margin " model with every bell and whistle.
A ridiculous percentage of Rubicons are now leased, not bought.
People are leasing for the image, not actually using them for what they were made for.
Enthusiasts like myself aren't really interested in that.
If Ford is interested in building the Bronco into the #1 position again, they need to offer the options to do it.
At prices that are actually affordable.
People who want to lease an image of affluent ruggedness, can get a Wildtrack or Badlands.
The Rubicon came out almost 20 years ago .Ford probably doesn’t want to sell us a rubicon competitor for cheap - they want to sell us a rubicon competitor for rubicon cash.