The Ford Bronco went through six generations. Although the differences may be obvious, it is necessary to make a comparison between the first model of the ’60s and the new version that will hit the market. Below is a brief review of both trucks that will allow you to determine which of the two variants is better.
Created in the mind of the renowned leader of FordLee Iacocca and his collaborators to compete with the Jeep, the first generation of the Bronco truck appeared in 1966. The goal was for the oval brand model to be an alternative to the father of the 4×4 and to win over the public in the United States. Joined.
In that sense, this off-roader went through six generations. For 2021 the myth was revived by those responsible for the oval brand, causing the rebirth of this model and, after two years of success, it has just launched the next 2023 variant that invites us to discover the essence of the original model.
While the differences might be obvious, a comparison needs to be made between the first Rough from the ’60s and the new version that will hit the market. Below is a brief review of both trucks that will allow you to determine which of the two variants is better and is more chosen by the public.
1966 Ford Bronco
The Rough From 1966 it was equipped with large bucket seats and featured a soft suspension. Its chassis was not too long, it was barely 2.34 meters, with a total length of 2.5 meters, a small giant of the world off road that won over the American public without problems and that later had its followers from other countries.
The driving heart of this first version was a 2.8-liter inline 6-cylinder engine, capable of producing 105 horsepower. The maximum speed was close to 128 kilometers per hour. However, the 8-cylinder, 4.7L block was later offered. It had a 3-speed synchromesh box on the steering column with a dual transmission. The front suspension was coil springs and the rear was elliptical springs.
For its part, the first generation of the Rough it was sold in three body options: a convertible, roofless and doorless, sport utility, and wagon; the classic van with a fixed steel roof. All versions soon won the taste of buyers and the versions that came in subsequent years strengthened the success of the model.
2023 Ford Bronco Heritage
With the aim of recovering the essence of the first truck, Ford offers the customer Bronco Sport with the options two or four doors. In turn, add a mid-level Bronco Heritage Edition or a higher performance Heritage Limited Edition. Each of these Heritage Edition trucks will be mounted on more aggressive rubber present on the base model.
The Bronco Heritage Two- and four-doors will be powered by a 4- or 6-cylinder engine and will have either a manual or automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the Heritage Limited will have a single driving heart: 2.7L V6 and 10-speed automatic. However, both versions come equipped with the Sasquatch Off-Road Package, which allows for a off road without conditions.
How much will the new Ford Bronco Heritage truck cost?
The Ford Bronco Sport Heritage Edition It will start at $34,245, while the Heritage Limited will start at $44,655. Bronco Heritage will start at $44,305 and Heritage Limited they will start at $66,895. Sales begin this September, with an allocation of just 1,966 copies of the 2023 Bronco Sport Heritage Limited Edition and the Bronco Heritage Limited Edition to remember the year of the original truck’s debut.
So far, a small comparative analysis of a model that has resurfaced in recent years like the phoenix, once again conquered its followers and added new customers to Ford. What model of truck do you prefer?