Bronco - 1960's inspired SUV with modern technology
The Ford Bronco concept which was debuted at the 2004 North American
International Auto Show was a concept version of Ford's iconic 1960s
sport utility vehicle of the same name.
When the Ford Bronco concept was introduced, it was a bit of a revelation.
Here was an SUV which didn't try and please everyone, instead it catered
to a hardcore minority who wanted something which they could use for
some serious off-roading. Soccer moms need not apply.
For a more open-air ride, the Bronco concept's roof is made up of
two separate sections and the rear portion can be removed. Roll bar
accents can then be attached for a look that recalls a Baja racer
or the customized "Baja Broncos" Ford offered in the 1970s.
The silvery-gray paintwork of the Ford Bronco concept was purposly
chosen to compliment the anodized brushed aluminium accents and give
the appearance of a body which had been milled out of a single, solid
piece of metal.
The Ford Bronco concept is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged and
intercooled diesel engine connected to a six-speed powershift transmission
and "intelligent" four-wheel-drive system.
Adding to the Bronco concept's power is a nitrous oxide "boost" system.
At the push of a button, a blast of nitrous oxide is injected into
the engine. During combustion, the gas is broken down into nitrogen
and oxygen, allowing more fuel to burn.
On the inside, the Ford Bronco concept features a pair of simple round
gauges for the speedometer and the odometer/compass. The lockable
glovebox has a solid grab handle for the passenger. The corrugated
interior floor panels are durable and easy to clean.
|Engine / Drivetrain
||2.0 litre turbocharged diesel