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Ford Continues To Announce New Content For The Iconic SUV Leading Up To Its Launch

2021 Ford Bronco First Edition

The 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition was so desirable that customers reserved all of them in just a few hours back in July. Then, Ford doubled the allotment of the new SUV from 3,500 units to 7,000 units, only to be met with the same rabid demand once again. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that the automaker will increase the volume of the First Edition Bronco for a third time, which launches in the spring of 2021. And between then and now, Ford appears to be tweaking the content of the 2021 Bronco First Edition, and has freshly announced a new color: Lightning Blue.

The Ford Bronco First Edition is a unique combination of Badlands mechanical bits, Outer Banks interior treatments, and the Wildtrak’s slick exterior touches, the Bronco First Edition is packed to the brim with the best content Ford is offering for the 2021 model year. Under the hood is that 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, making 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. That class-leading power is routed to the new advanced 4×4 system with automatic on-demand engagement, and the high-clearance suspension from the Badlands model. That system also features electronically locking differentials front and rear, while a standard front stabilizer bar can disconnect for more articulation on the trails. It’s also the only Bronco model that comes as standard with the Lux package. It’s loaded to the brim with content, and it’s currently unclear if it can be optioned with anything else, other than the 200+ accessories that will be available out of the gate.

With a starting price of $59,305 for the two door model, the 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition is a far step above the sub-$30,000 base model. It is exclusive to the United States market (sorry, Canada).

2021 Ford Bronco First Edition
Photo via Ford.

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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