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2022 Ford Bronco Raptor has been Confirmed

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor has been Confirmed

In news that we all wanted to hear, Ford confirms a Ford Bronco Raptor edition will be arriving sometime in 2022. That’s great news for everyone who likes this plucky little SUV.

 

To say the Bronco has been popular is the understatement of the year but that interest will only increase now we know a Raptor variant is on its way.

 

Jeff Marentic, Ford’s general manager of passenger vehicles said, “Coming next year is the expansion of our Raptor family,” he said after introducing the 2022 Expedition. “Bronco Raptor will be the highest off-road performance Bronco yet, giving North America two off-road kings: the F-150 Raptor and Bronco Raptor. Not just kings — giants.”

 

He made that quote at the new, smaller Detroit Auto Show and it got people very excited.

 

We had heard rumours about a Ford Bronco Raptor being developed but had nothing concrete. Now we do.

 

2021 Ford Bronco

 

The 2021 Ford Bronco goes big on heritage and delivers a boxy SUV that has cute looks and a very capable chassis. It looks good, feels good and drives well, delivering the kind of experience we want from a vehicle called Bronco.

 

The design is squarer than Ford’s usual but it works. The edges are rounded off and the round lights and front grille both welcome you in with open arms.

 

A curious light bar through the centre of the headlight is a signature that adds no real value except character, but works.

 

Inside, the Bronco can have two or four doors and seat up to 5 people. It can also provide comfortable surroundings and a nice ride too depending on the terrain.

 

Materials are predominantly tough plastics and wipe down surfaces but we can forgive that considering the Bronco can ford rivers up to 3 feet deep. It doesn’t make for the most amazing passenger experience ever but is suited for the intended use.

 

The cabin is also spacious and light, given how much glass and how little bodywork there is at eye level.

 

Engine and mechanicals

 

Under the hood is either a 2.3-litre turbocharged four cylinder or a 2.7-litre V6. Both deliver high levels of power with good control and enough torque to take you just about anywhere.

 

The 2.3-litre delivers 300 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque and the V6 delivers 330 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. Both deliver plenty enough for the size and weight of the Bronco.

 

Ford’s 10 speed automatic transmission is the main choice but there is a manual option if you prefer.

 

The downside of the 2021 Ford Bronco is that you’ll have to wait a long time to get one. With over 125,000 pre-orders, a global semiconductor shortage and other materials shortages, it will take a while for Ford to be able to deliver enough for everyone.

 

Patience is a virtue, or so they say, so get your order in now so you don’t have to wait too long! Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.

 

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