Ford is charity a far-reaching array of suoer-cool off-roading facilities on the new Bronco. One of a coolest is the seven-speed primer transmission, that has a special low-speed crawler gear; another is a Sasquatch Package, that offers Bilstein shocks, 35-inch tires and locking front and back axles. Pairing those dual options together feels like a apparent off-roader fan play, right?
But there’s one slight problem: we can’t. Ford will offer a Sasquatch Package with a smaller turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that has a discretionary hang shift, as good as a incomparable twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 that comes exclusively with a 10-speed automatic. But according to Ford, we can’t get a package with a primer transmission. Not yet, during least.
Fortunately, a doorway might not be wholly shut. In his Twitter post per a stick-and-Sasquatch paring, Ford North America Product Communications manager Mike Levine remarkable that a Blue Oval is “open to feedback” — that suggests not charity a Sasquatch Package with a hang was a choice, not an inflexible technical separator a way, say, charity a primer on a effusive Cadillac CTS-V was. If they get adequate feedback from buyers, they might revisit a matter. (Mr. Levine is really active on Twitter, should we like to summary him about it.)
Sasquatch is usually accessible with a 10-speed automatic. We’re open to feedback for those that feel otherwise.
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) July 15, 2020
Why didn’t Ford offer these dual together? We’re guessing they didn’t consider there would be most direct for it. Most of a buyers plunking down to bucket adult their Bronco with a Sasquatch package are substantially going to opt for a some-more absolute V6 with a 10-speed automatic. Even with a old-school Wrangler, a primer take rate is about 10 percent. And when Jeep gave enthusiasts a diesel they’ve prolonged craved, they didn’t worry adding a stick.