It hasn’t been long since the Ford Bronco Raptor was unveiled and already the car manufacturer has teased another addition to the Bronco family ahead of its unveiling tomorrow.
This new model is known as the Ford Bronco Everglades and has been previewed on a handful of occasions in recent months. Ford chief executive Jim Farley most recently took to Twitter to tease the off-roader with a short 9-second teaser that shows it winching a boat in the forest. It’s not particularly revealing, other than giving us a good look at the winch itself.
The winch in question has been sourced from Warn and apparently has a 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg) capacity with 100 feet (30 meters) of line. Interestingly, this winch is already a $3,500 option on lesser Bronco variants and comes with a heavy-duty modular front bumper.
Challenge: design a #FordBronco that can go even deeper in the wild for the most extreme adventures
Solution: #BroncoEverglades 🐊
Tune-in tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/RsI0u2GH8A
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) February 9, 2022
Another significant addition made to the Bronco Everglades will be the presence of a large snorkel on the A-pillar that should help to increase the off-roader’s fording depth from the standard 33.5 inches (851 mm). Ford has also equipped the new Bronco Everglades with unique wheels and slapped on a set of 35-inch Goodyear Territory MT tires. The fender flares are also unique to the Everglades variant.
Some questions still remain about the Bronco Everglades. For example, it is not yet known if it will be sold as a standalone model like the Raptor or if it will be an optional package that can be added to pre-existing Bronco models. It is also unclear if it will be sold exclusively as a four-door this teaser video and previously-released images have depicted.
It is also unclear what engine options Ford will offer with the Bronco Everglades. If we were to guess, we’d suggest that it will be offered with both the standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder developing up to 300 hp and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) of torque, as well as the more powerful 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with 330 hp and 415 lb-ft (562 Nm).
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