New Ford Bronco Confirmed

The Ford Bronco is somewhat of a large icon but it has become harder and harder to find since it left the lineup. Now, nearly 20 years later, the monstrous vehicle is returning to the market. Likely boasting impressive off-road specifications and capabilities, the Bronco will join a lineup already full of capability on- and off-road. As for how capable the Bronco will be is yet to be seen, but with Ford’s engineers hard at work, it’s likely to be a doozy.

The new Ford Bronco will launch as a two-door model with a four-door version coming later. That’s not too surprising considering many automaker’s most popular vehicles fall into the truck and SUV category. Crossovers are popular as well but conventional cars are seeing their sales dip slowly.

The Bronco may boast the design shown as a concept vehicle, the Ford Atlas, not long ago. Known as a rough, tough, off-road-ready machine, the Bronco will likely play host to some impressive specifications. Identifiable by its ride height, massive tires, and powerful engine, this 4×4 will likely go tire-to-tire with the likes of the Jeep Wrangler.

Off-roaders, start your engines! The Ford Bronco is back.

We here at Tropical Ford and pumped for the return of the Ford Bronco!

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Races in Best in the Desert Mint 400 Off-Road Race

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor participated in the Best in the Desert Mint 400 Off-Road Race, making it the first full-size truck in this class to race in this category. The Raptor finished in 23rd place overall after racing in nine different classes, and was one of just 19 teams in the limited group that finished the race out of 68 entries.

The Raptor completed the two laps on the track in 9 hours and 10 minutes, while the first, second, and third place winners of the unlimited class race were all modified Ford trucks.

The 2017 Raptor is lightweight thanks to its aluminum body, which allows it to use an EcoBoost engine that’s smaller, more powerful, and more fuel efficient than the average. Its suspension is improved from other F-150 models and it comes with off-road tires. The EcoBoost engine is paired with a 10-speed transmission and a torque-on-demand transfer case.

Ford Performance Offering Shelby GT350R Customers New Back Seat Package

There are few muscle cars more track-ready than the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, but when it comes to four-seaters, sedans have always been the best option…until now. Ford Performance heard customer requests for a back seat package and made it happen. Although the Shelby GT350R is still best enjoyed from the driver or passenger seat, adding the new back seat kit makes the track-ready car more practical.

“We always listen to customer feedback,” said Dave Pericak, global director at Ford Performance. “So when many requested a back seat for their GT350R, we acted quickly to make it available.”

The new back seat package offers Alcantara material and red accent stitching identical to the front seat’s stitching. The original occupant restraint systems are in place; safety is always a priority both on and off the track. The package is available for $999 and can be installed by any Ford authorized dealer or service center.

While the Mustang Shelby GT350R may be a track-ready muscle car, many customers wanted the practicality of a four-seater. The result is a muscle car designed for both the track and city streets.

We here at Tropical Ford are glad to see Shelby GT350R customers offered a back seat package for everyday use!