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It Didn’t Take Long For The Collectable Baby Bronco To Get Spoken For

2021 Bronco Sport First Edition Cyber Orange
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Just think. For a measly $100, you can reserve a 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition adventure vehicle, and then brag about it on social media. Can one really put a dollar amount on Instagram clout? The limit may not exist. Well, at least, you could have reserved a Bronco Sport First Edition. But all 2,000 of them are now spoken for. This didn’t happen quite as fast as with the flagship 2021 Bronco First Edition, which is capped at 3,500 units, but it did happen in less than two days since its official reveal on Monday, July 13.

As we outlined previously, “reservations full” does not exactly mean “sold out.” In fact, customers that reserved a 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition don’t fully secure their vehicle until their local Ford dealer reaches out to them, verifies information, configures the vehicle, and places the order. So if you wanted one of these rare utility vehicles, which starts at $38,500, stay frosty. Contact your dealer and see if there’s a waiting list, or see if anybody is scalping their reservation.

2021 Bronco Sport First Edition
2021 Bronco Sport First Edition Interior

The 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition is mechanically the same as the Badlands trim level. This means a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which is targeting a class-leading output of 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, sent to all-four wheels, standard. It also comes with nearly the entire catalogue of options as standard. Outside you’ll find a gray grille with black Bronco script, as well as unique graphics on the hood and sides of the SUV. It also wears the largest rubber of the bunch, coming in at 29-inches. But based on the official configurator, its color palette is fairly limited compared to Bronco Sport Badlands.

Inside the First Edition features unique Navy Pier leather seats, a moonroof and a 10-speaker B&O audio system. The Class II trailering package is standard equipment for the First Edition as well, making it the most capable of all Bronco Sport models off the showroom floor. In short, it’s bound to be a collectable in the coming years.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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