Ford Bronco: A Wild History
While the 2021 Bronco makes for one thrilling adventure partner, this isn’t its first rodeo. In 1966, this new breed of off-road vehicle stampeded onto the scene and into wild hearts everywhere, setting the mold for the modern SUV.
Generation 2: Bronco Goes Bigger
Bronco Grows Up
Untamed StyleGeneration 2 offered new exterior styling terrain with a wide assortment of bold two-tone paint treatments. A Ford truck-inspired grille and fiberglass top added to its ruggedly handsome—and seriously capable—good looks....less
Engineered for EaseSeveral key updates made life on the road (and trail) more convenient than ever. An automatic transmission, along with a part-time and full-time 4x4 system, let Bronco adapt to different road conditions on the fly. Standard power tailgate glass could be operated from the driver’s seat or liftgate area, making loading and unloading gear a breeze. Bronco also offered a total of five radio options—which were three more than its leading competitor....less
1978 Four Wheeler of the YearThe introduction of the ’78 Bronco was heralded in off-road vehicle publications and landed a variety of awards. Touted in ads as the “first 4-wheeler that puts it all together,” the vehicle boasted an Big cube 5.8L (351) V-8 standard engine, Choice of part-time 4 WD with optional automatic, Rear foot-well for seating comfort, Four-speed transmission, Front quad shock option, Free Wheeling package option, Off-road handling package option, Front stabilizer bar, and more....less
Luxury BroncoThe latest “luxury Bronco” added chrome bumpers, window and body moldings plus plush cut-pile carpeting. It also featured exclusive vinyl upholstery and spare tire cover, additional insulation for a more comfortable cabin and sleek wood-tone accents on door panels....less