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2021 FORD BRONCO TWO-DOOR TRAIL RIG CONCEPT IS A MOUNTAIN GOAT

We Wouldn’t Change A Thing On This One

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Trail Rig Concept
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You may have heard about the new Bronco. Congratulations. But perhaps you didn’t know that Ford has confirmed over 200 accessories for the revolutionary SUV that will roll out next year. Today, we get a glimpse of what is in store, as Ford revealed a quintet of Bronco and Bronco Sport concepts at the soon-to-be open Holly Oaks ORV Park, located about an hour northwest of Detroit. One of our favorites happens to be the 2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Trail Rig Concept, and this big beast looks ready to bug out.

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Badlands Trail Rig Concept
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This special Ford Bronco Two-Door was designed from the ground up to be an ultimate expression of a hardcore trail rider, and is based on the 2021 Bronco Badlands series. Up front is a Ford Performance modular front bumper, while tube doors, beadlock-capable wheels and a 40-inch Rigid LED light bar round out the tactical appearance. But the real party piece is the Warn Zeon 10-S winch that has a pulling capacity of 10,000 pounds. As expected, a Yakima Platform roof rack system is fitted up top with mounts for a shovel, and along with a Warn recovery kit and recovery boards. Inside are more rugged floor mats than standard, and a rear swing-gate-mounted table.

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Badlands Trail Rig Concept
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Being a Bronco Badlands, it stands near the top of the lineup as the most off-road capable 4×4 SUV in the 2021 Bronco family, just behind the Bronco Wildtrak. To review, standard kit includes a two-speed electro-mechanical transfer case with an auto mode, as well as a Dana 44 AdvanTEK solid rear axle, and a Dana AdvanTEK independent front differential. The system is uniquely tuned for the Badlands series, and features a segment-exclusive semi-active hydraulic stabilizer bar for improved stability at higher speeds.

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The Badlands package also comes standard with 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted machined-face aluminum wheels wrapped in 33-inch all-terrain tires.Protecting the belly of the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands will be a heavy-duty modular front bumper, a powder-coated steel rear bumper, a front bash plate, as well as additional shielding for the engine, transmission, transfer case and fuel tank. Under the hood the Ford Bronco Badlands series will be powered by the larger 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine, which is expected to deliver a class-leading 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The sole transmission available is the 10-speed automatic transmission. All seven GOAT Modes are also standard.

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Badlands Trail Rig Concept
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The Badlands trim will be available on the 2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door as well as the Four-Door, with pricing starting at $42,095, and $44,590, respectively.

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.

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