Do you remember the petition launched by Ford Bronco enthusiasts a few weeks ago for the company to make the seven-speed manual transmission available with more versions? Well Ford has heard the message and is delivering some really good news today.
Indeed, those who order their Bronco – two or four-door – with the high-performance Sasquatch package will also be able to opt for the manual transmission instead of the 10-speed automatic.
Let’s remember the facts: the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco is available in base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak and First Edition. The first five offer the Sasquatch package as an option, while the other two come with it as standard.
Among the additions are 35-inch Goodyear tires designed for the most difficult terrain and mud, 17-inch rims with bead lock and larger fender wideners. Then, the suspension is reinforced with Bilstein position sensor shocks and there are Dana axles with electronic locking with a final ratio of 4.7: 1.
“Performance is always a priority for us and pairing the Sasquatch package with a more capable manual transmission and four-wheel drive system gives the Bronco maximum gear in slow gear (crawl) of 94.75: 1, ”says Dave Pericak, director of Ford Icons.
Starting next month, those who have reserved a copy of the Ford Bronco 2021 – for a deposit of $ 100 – will be able to go to the Ford website and use the configurator to decide exactly which model they want by comparing prices and options. . Reservations will be converted to official orders from December and deliveries are expected to start in June 2021.
Only problem: If you order a manual-transmission Bronco Sasquatch, don’t expect to receive it until the final weeks of 2021.