Ford Bronco Everglades preps the SUV for the swamps

Ford Bronco Everglades preps the SUV for the swamps

At its launch, Ford Bronco came with variant names borrowed from various national parks across the US. Now they are adding a new one. This time the inspiration came from the Everglades wetlands in Florida. With modifications to survive in the very terrain it is named after, the Ford Bronco Everglades is here.

The Everglades has a challenging swampy terrain. Any off-roader preparing to tread through it needs to be extremely capable. The Ford Bronco Everglades gets a bunch of additions that prep it for these conditions.

To wade through the wetlands, this new Bronco comes with a water wading capacity of 924 mm, 76 mm more than the next best model. The transmission and transfer case have found a new raised position for this to happen. To make matters even better, a snorkel is added for uninterrupted airflow into the engine.

The Bronco Everglades ride on exclusive 17-inch wheels. These shoes get 35-inch Goodyear Mud Terrain tyres for hardcore traction in slippery conditions. The wheel arches are extended to accommodate the bigger rubber.

Facilitating recovery, Bronco Everglades has a heavy-duty bumper upfront. This houses a 10,000-pound winch with a 100-foot synthetic line in it. This can help the Bronco winch itself out of any sticky situations. Other elements up front include a safari bar, rock rails, and steel bash plates for protection.

The interior is prepped up for the damp outdoors with a vinyl interior and rubber mats. This makes cleaning the Bronco easy after a muddy adventure. Of course, there are Everglades-specific detailing including Urban Green accents on several surfaces. There is also the 12-inch touchscreen offered as standard.

Under the skin, there are no changes. The Bronco Everglades still use the 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine with 300 hp and 440 Nm. The same 10-speed auto box handles the transmission duties. The driveline is complete with the standard four-wheel-drive and G.O.A.T drive modes.

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