Removable doors for the 2021 Bronco was confirmed early this week, and we may now have the first glimpse at how innovative they might be.
Motortrend just discovered Ford patent designs depicting a removable door design for an SUV. And although the images don’t reveal the 2021 Bronco’s design, they potentially reveal an innovative removable door design – featuring an impact beam that can be left on the vehicle or removed. Leaving the impact beams on the vehicle with the doors removed allows for an open-air driving experience while maintaining the safety provided by side impact beams. This would certainly offer a safer alternative to the Jeep Wrangler, which does not offer any side impact protection with the doors removed.
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