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2021 Ford Bronco Sport revealed by VIN decoder

2021 Ford Bronco Sport revealed by VIN decoder

We have known a little about the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport for a while thanks to various leaks, yet nothing has yet been confirmed. We have confirmation now, kind of. A filing to the US NHTSA by Ford detailing the Bronco Sport engines and trims all their future glory.

The leak was highlighted on the Bronco Sport Forum pretty much confirms what we have learned over the past few months from the dealer order system and other leaks. We now have a very good idea of the engines and trim levels on the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

This latest leak shows two engines and five trim levels for the new Sport. The engines are the turbocharged 1.5-litre three cylinder engine called Dragon and a four cylinder turbocharged engine named GTDI.

There is no output listed for these two engines but we know them from other models where they deliver 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque and 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque respectively. Even if they don’t output those exact numbers, it is likely to be in that region.

The trim levels are also outlined in the leak. Rather than going for letter designations like other models, the Bronco Sport trims are given names. They are Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands and First Edition. These trim names tie in with the leaked dealer order system we saw back in March so is likely to be accurate.

There is no detail on what each trim will include or how loaded the Bronco will be. Given the position in Ford’s lineup, I think we can expect a decent amount of technology for our money.

First impressions

I’m surprised to see just standard gas engines in the Bronco Sport. I would have imagined a hybrid model or something like it in the lineup. That might come later of course but a three cylinder is about as good as it gets for green motoring in a Bronco right now.

When you can squeeze 180 hp out of just three cylinders, it makes a kind of sense to use one of these engines. I’m not sure how good it would be off road but it would be more than capable around town where most of these Broncos will spend the vast majority of their time.

I like the look, the shape and the trim names so far. I like the idea of a smaller, more rounded competitor to the Wrangler. I also like new models so I am still looking forward to seeing and driving the Bronco and Bronco Sport when they launch. From the chatter I see online, I’m not the only one either!

For more information on the Bronco and Bronco Sport, visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2 when you can.

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