The new Bronco has been terribly well-received by lovers, however a bunch is looking on Ford to supply the seven-speed handbook transmission on extra variants.
Those that wish to row their very own gears within the 2021 Bronco can solely accomplish that with the entry-level 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that produces 270 hp and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. What’s extra, the handbook isn’t accessible on four-cylinder fashions outfitted with the elective Sasquatch bundle.
Ford’s determination to supply the handbook on only one variant of the Bronco has prompted a petition over at Change.org to be made, asking the automaker to “provide the handbook transmission with any mixture of engines or packages.” This would come with the range-topping 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with 310 hp and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) in addition to the two.3-liter 4 with the Sasquatch bundle.
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On the time of writing, the petition had surpassed 5,000 signatures. Whereas that’s solely a tiny fraction of the greater than 230,000 individuals who have positioned a reservation for the 2021 Bronco, Ford has mentioned it’s open to taking suggestions from potential patrons earlier than it kicks off manufacturing of buyer automobiles.
The handbook transmission in query has six conventional gears and one crawler gear. Many off-road lovers choose stick shifts, therefore why the handbook choice stays fairly common on the Bronco’s direct rival, the Jeep Wrangler. The one different transmission supplied for the brand new Bronco is a 10-speed computerized.
Ford will formally open the order books to the brand new Bronco in December, with the primary deliveries scheduled in for spring 2021. Nonetheless, as a result of large variety of individuals inserting reservations for the off-roader, many patrons should wait till 2022 to take supply.