Ford UK currently has no plans to bring its Bronco 4×4 to Northern Ireland despite repeated calls from customers willing to part with their hard-earned cash – but all is not lost.
British performance and luxury car specialist Clive Sutton has secured a number of left-hand-drive Broncos in the more spacious four-door guise.
The American equivalent to the 110 version of Land Rover’s Defender, buyers have a choice of two engines and transmissions: a 270bhp, 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol or a more powerful 2.7-litre motor with 310bhp.
Paired with a 7-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic, this power is sent to both the front and rear axles. Ford’s G.O.A.T (Go Over All Terrain) system is standard and allows the reborn vehicle to tackle everything from smooth Tarmac to slippery mud.
The Bronco’s off-road capabilities are backed up by a stylish yet rugged appearance that draws heavily from the original SUV of the Sixties and Seventies.
Clive Sutton – the founder and CEO of Clive Sutton – said: “As soon as Ford announced the new Bronco 4×4 SUV, we had enquiries from customers far and wide.
“Alongside our core luxury and supercar services, we pride ourselves on being the first to bring the most desirable models to the UK from the US. The Bronco offers British buyers a way to stand out from the crowd in a vehicle that is as capable as it is distinctive.”
“With a high- and low-range gearbox, electronic front and rear locking differential, trail-turn assist, and even the ability to disconnect the front stabiliser bar at the touch of a button, the Bronco has off-road credentials in spades.
“For buyers who are less likely to wade through rivers and traverse boulders, the Bronco delivers on style too. Not only can the 4×4 be specified with a removable soft top, but owners can also take off each of the doors to create a thoroughly unique means of summertime motoring.”
All import requirements, shipping, taxes and registration are handled by Clive Sutton, with local buyers able to secure a new Bronco for between £45,000 and £85,000 depending on specification. Added peace of mind comes by way of a two-year, 30,000-mile warranty.