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The new-generation Ford Bronco is officially back

For the first time, a four-door version is now also available

Bronco buyers can now choose either two or four doors. PHOTO FROM FORD

Our favorite Ford SUV has officially returned. The American automaker has just unveiled the new-generation Bronco, a fun-looking vehicle it first introduced to the world in 1966 (but is probably most remembered for the infamous OJ Simpson car chase in 1994). The nameplate is back 24 years after being retired by its manufacturer in 1996.

And for the first time in the model’s history, the Bronco will be offered in four-door configuration. The two-door version, of course, is the one to have if faithfulness to the original is what you’re after.

The two-door version in this color is simply amazing. PHOTOS FROM FORD

All Bronco variants are 4×4. There are two engine options: a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost (310hp and 542Nm) and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost (270hp and 420Nm). Transmission choices, meanwhile, are a “segment-first” seven-speed manual and a 10-speed automatic.

The four-door Bronco has removable roof sections. PHOTOS FROM FORD

The Bronco’s main selling point remains its adventurous character. From the press statement:

Every Bronco comes with class-exclusive frameless doors that make them easier to remove than what competitors offer. On four-door Bronco models, all four doors can be stored onboard with protective door bags. Exclusive cowl-mounted mirrors maintain side-view visibility when the doors are removed. Trail sights on the front fenders also serve as tie-downs, reminiscent of the first-generation Bronco, and have a 150-pound capacity for securing longer items like canoes.

The new Bronco’s interior looks versatile and tough. PHOTOS FROM FORD

All Broncos will be built at Ford’s Michigan manufacturing plant in the US. They will hit showroom floors in North America around spring next year. Pricing starts at $29,995 (P1,486,000) for the base two-door variant. We bet you can’t wait for this fun machine to reach our shores.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 26 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.