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The full size bronco looks much better than the new Defender. Not crazy about the fender flares, but Ford got a lot right.


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The full size bronco looks much better than the new Defender. Not crazy about the fender flares, but Ford got a lot right.


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Totally agree. If the fender flares were a bit more sloped, reminiscent of proper defender eyebrows, it would be epic. Like totally epic! As in, if you said “this is the new Defender,” I’d say “damn right it is! Spot on!”
 

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NY auto show postponed . So there's one less opportunity to see the Bronco big reveal.

Or maybe Bronco and Defender side by side at the same time!
 

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The big Bronco is expected to be revealed at a stand alone event that has not been announced as of yet, sometime in the month of March 2020. The Bronco Sport is expected to be revealed in April.
 

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They got the Bronco right for sure. The 2 door without a top in the background looks sweet.
 

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In my book, it's more about the steak than the sizzle. Anything out there on how it drives? Offroad capabilities?
 

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So why couldnt LR do a soft top again?
Both Ford and Land Rover really screwed up by not offering a soft top,Jeep hit it out of the park with the rubicon and the rubicon Gladiator,...it’s just the build quality that needs to be addressed.....
 

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Both Ford and Land Rover really screwed up by not offering a soft top,Jeep hit it out of the park with the rubicon and the rubicon Gladiator,...it’s just the build quality that needs to be addressed.....
The new Bronco is available with a soft top...


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So, I got to test drive it today, at the Alexandria, VA dealership. They’re going to have it for a few days. By appointment only.

In summation: it’s slick - very Land Rover - nice blend of capable and class. The aftermarket armor industry needs to get to work. I’d wait until then to get one. I’d also like to see what more rugged versions they’re offering in the years to come.

Initial thoughts:

- Joystick shifter: I thought this was going to be stupid but, it was actually very intuitive. It’s well placed and very easy to use.

- Dashboard: very very very nice blend of old Defender with new tech. It looks great in person. Very sleek yet, rugged.

-Infotainment: floating screen that presents a touch of class not just in its physical design but in the software layout and look. Something you’d expect from a luxury brand.

- Second row: very roomy - no complaints for the tall guys.

- Third row: not roomy at all. Certainly made for the kids. When up, you hardly have any room for much maybe, a few back packs.

- underside protection: beyond the front smash plate, none... at least not in the base model I drove. It had plastic shielding (coated with this fuzzy felt) everywhere. I just wanted to tear it off and slap some armor on it.

-height: looks really high in off-road mode until you look under the truck. A few components cause the truck to lose multiple inches in clearance; all of them were shielded with the plastic stuff.


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