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Ford Adds Sasquatch Package to Manual-Transmission Version of Bronco

When the Ford Bronco was launched last July, one of the disappointments expressed by enthusiasts was that the impossibility of combining the 7-speed manual transmission that will be available with the ET model with the Sasquatch off-road package.

The volume of that discontent was such that Ford reviewed its decision; this week it announced that it would in fact offer the Sasquatch off-road package with the three-pedal Bronco.

It appears an online petition with more than 11,500 signatures was enough to make Ford blink. It s worth saluting the company for having responded to its clientele’s concerns and input. In fact, in the case of the Bronco, fans were consulted from the beginning on a host of elements, behind the scenes.

"Capability is always a priority, and pairing Sasquatch with a manual transmission and available advanced 4x4 system gives it a maximum crawl ratio of 94.75:1, providing even more off-road capability across the lineup."

- Dave Pericak, Ford icons global director

The Sasquatch package is available on all Bronco models and is standard on the Wildtrak and First Edition variants. It includes 35-inch tires, electronically locked Dana front and rear axles, a long-travel suspension with nearly two inches of track width, position-sensitive Bilstein shocks and wider fenders.

Ford said the Sasquatch package with manual transmission would be available in late 2021, after the vehicle s spring launch. The Bronco model build website will go live next month, the company said.

Ford has already received 165,000 reservations in the form of $100 refundable deposits for the Bronco (all variants) since its unveiling.
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