Despite COVID-19, North America’s largest gathering of classic Ford Broncos is taking place until Saturday in Townsend, Tennessee, and the automaker took the opportunity to present a concept incorporating many accessories that make the new generation a ideal vehicle for large expeditions.
The Bronco Overland demonstrates how it is possible to redefine off-road driving and adventure, whether it’s a two-door or four-door Bronco or even the little Bronco Sport, says Ford.
The vehicle you see here is a four-door Badlands version of the regular Ford Bronco, one that’s designed for extreme off-roading. Painted in a special color called ‘Area 51, it first has a high performance off-road suspension with Bilstein position sensor shocks, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine mated to a seven-speed manual transmission, rims 17 inch Fifteen52 Turbomatic painted in asphalt black and 35 inch BFGoodrich all terrain tires perfect for mud.
Then it gets even more interesting. The Bronco Overland features a Ford Performance signed WARN winch on a modular steel bumper also created by Ford Performance. A sturdy two-person Yakima tent and luggage rack are fitted to the roof rails, as is a RIGID light bar up front and six other RIGID POD lights that provide 360-degree illumination. An antenna for a CB radio transmitter is attached to the rear bumper.
Finally, we find in the rear part of this Ford Bronco an ARB refrigerator, a cooking set and a stove – all well organized thanks to a load management system. The fridge rests on a sliding tray for easy access. A folding table and chairs are also included.
If you’re interested in the 2021 Ford Bronco, hurry and book a copy, as the waiting list is already exceedingly long.