On paper the new 2021 Ford Bronco is shaping up to be a capable off-road machine. While many Bronco owners won’t ever go out and test their vehicle’s limits, others will undoubtedly take the 4×4 to some of the country’s greatest trails. Ford has confirmed some good news for those off-road warriors who prefer to tow their rig behind a family-packed RV.
In a July 19 tweet, Ford’s North America Product Communications Manager Mike Levine confirmed that the 2021 Ford Bronco was engineered to be flat-towed. This method of towing is becoming increasingly popular with RV owners, as it is both the cheapest and easiest way to bring a smaller vehicle along on vacation. In a world full of computer-controlled transmissions and 4×4 systems however, not every car can be towed without a trailer. This work from Ford makes bringing the off-roader along for a family vacation a much easier task.
Yes. Bronco has been engineered to be flat-towed. 👍🏻
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) July 19, 2020
For many years now this flat towing capability was a major advantage for Jeep in the off-road segment, as other manufactures like Toyota and Land Rover no longer offer this function. However, the 2021 Ford Bronco has now arrived ready to counter Jeep yet again, offering an alternative for the off-roading minded RV owner.
We’ve seen interest in things like overlanding explode in recent years, and the pandemic has left people seeking get away from others and travel to the great outdoors. That’s all to say that we don’t think that the off-road adventure trend is going away any time soon, especially as the Bronco joins the segment. The Bronco lineup debuted as a new outdoor lifestyle brand from Ford, meaning that the company clearly believes that the market for these vehicles is strong. Considering some reservation holders may not get their SUV until mid-2022, they might be onto something.