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Video » Ford shows how easy it is to customize the Bronco at the first ever virtual SEMA Show

The Bronco was designed from the ground to be be modular. It’s the ultimate invitation to the customization community, the focus of the SEMA Show. This Bronco Badlands Sasquatch 2-Door concept can go from stock to totally tricked out in a matter of hours, without having to resort to special tools, plasma cutters, or welders.

Brian Silvestro, Road & Track »

Called the Badlands Sasquatch 2-Door concept, this Bronco was built with one goal in mind: To show off just how easy it is to modify Ford’s new off-roader. The factory wheels have been replaced with a new set wrapped in some super-beefy all-terrain rubber. To make room for those wheels, virtually every exterior panel on this Bronco, including the front and rear fenders, the doors, and the roof, have been swapped out for new pieces. Those cut-out doors are a throwback to the original Bronco Roadster, which had the same style entryway. Additionally, the tow mounts on the nose and the interior grab handles have been replaced with bigger, beefier 3D-printed titanium units.

Kelly Lin, Motor Trend »

At the first-ever virtual SEMA show, Ford is debuting the 2021 Bronco Badlands Sasquatch Two-Door Concept, complete with beefier front and rear fenders that can be removed after off-roading expeditions and converted back to a less extreme spec for comfortable commuting during the week.

Bronco is unlikely to ever receive a V-8

Ford global program manager Jeff Seaman and Bronco chief engineer Eric Loeffler have told Muscle Cars & Trucks that there are no plans to build a V-8-powered Bronco. Ford claim that emissions regulations crushed the case for a V-8.

Sam George, Muscle Cars & Trucks »

“We have to manage the CO2 implications of the product. The way the federal requirements are now it’s all shadow area (footprint) based. If you look at the shadow area of a small off-road vehicle, it has a pretty high target from a government perspective in terms of CO2,” said Loefller.

Loefller said the main customer demands for engine output are overall hp, torque, capability and fuel economy figures, rather than cylinder count. If the V6 can deliver on all these things, it makes more sense. Otherwise, Ford would pay the price in emissions fines for using a V8. Ford also seems very confident the Bronco’s 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 will impress customers.

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