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It Also Happens To Be OJ Simpson’s Birthday.

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We can’t say for sure if this is an elaborate troll or sheer coincidence, but the 2021 Ford Bronco is debuting July 9. Which, as pointed out by Bronco6G, is OJ Simpson’s birthday. Yes, that OJ Simpson. The one that made the second-generation Bronco rather infamous. Specifically in white. We like to think the good people at Ford don’t have a birthday calendar of alleged murderers represented by a dead Kardashian on the events wall, so we can only pass this off as an ironic coincidence.


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At any rate, considering its original debut was in April, it just doesn’t matter at this point. The launch of the 2021 Ford Bronco is going to happen, and it would make sense that Ford, which has America’s largest manufacturing footprint, would real the upcoming Jeep Wrangler-fighting SUV before that happens. It’s just been nothing but leeks since the original debut date, and it would seem that everybody at this point wants to put this thing to bed, COVID-19 or not.

The 2021 Ford Bronco will quench a thirst that American off-road SUV fans have developed over the years, since the discontinuation of the nameplate in 1996. Originally put discontinued to make room for the full-sized Ford Expedition and unibody Ford Explorer, there’s now an opening for a midsize body-on-frame midsized SUV in the lineup.

The 2021 Ford Bronco is expected to offer a 2.3L EcoBoost as its standard engine, as well as utilizing a seven-speed manual transmission with a crawler gear for good measure. Optional powertrain units will likely include a 10-speed automatic transmission, as well as a 3.0L EcoBoost V6 as shared with the Ford Explorer ST. Be sure to watch this space come July 9, 2020.

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