When Ford revealed the all-new Bronco three months ago, it was like a breath of fresh air amid the global pandemic. Resurrected to take on the all-new Jeep Wrangler, the 2021 Bronco harkens back to the original first-generation Bronco Ford revealed years ago, only this time it's got more high-tech features.
What really impressed us with the Bronco is the number of variants, packages, and equipment available on the Bronco. Take for example the Sasquatch package which serves as the most beefed-up upgrade on the all-new Bronco.
It gets 17-inch beadlock wheels, huge 35-inch 315/70/R17 BWS mud-terrain tires, electronic locking front- and rear-locking differentials, suspension lift kit, Bilstein dampers, and high-clearance fender flares. Truly, Ford did not hold back with the Sasquatch package. If anyone was looking to make their Bronco ready for any terrain, the Sasquatch should be on the top of their list.
But despite having all of these features, some were disappointed after Ford said that the Sasquatch package will only be available with a 10-speed automatic. This did not sit well with manual enthusiasts who voiced their frustration over on social media.
But thanks to these individuals that ranted, Ford heard their pleas and recently announced that the Bronco with the Sasquatch package will be available with a 7-speed manual gearbox. Not only that, but Ford also mentioned that the Sasquatch package will also be available to both four-door and two-door body styles.
“The Bronco community spoke and we heard them,” said Mark Grueber, Ford Bronco consumer marketing manager. “Our team moved quickly to add Sasquatch with a manual transmission – another example of our focus on giving customers the best possible off-road vehicles and accessories that we can.”
The Sasquatch package can be specified on the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, and Badlands models. Those getting the Wildtrak, Badlands, and the First Edition variants will be glad to know that the Sasquatch package will already come as standard.
Those planning to get a manual Bronco with the Sasquatch package will have to wait until next year for it to be available. That's because Ford is targeting to make it available in late 2021. It may be a long wait, but for those that prefer to row their own while going off-road, it's better late than never.