Monday, December 6, 2021
News The Ford Bronco Sasquatch is Now Available with a Manual Transmission

The Ford Bronco Sasquatch is Now Available with a Manual Transmission

Enthusiasts will be glad to know Ford listened to their petition

  • A 7-speed manual transmission can be ordered for 2022 models
  • The Sasquatch packages adds off-road focused accessories
  • The manual is only offered with the EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine

Ford listened to car enthusiasts and fans of the new Bronco, so for 2022, the 7-speed manual transmission will be offered with the Sasquatch package.

The new Bronco is proving extremely popular and this news is likely to maintain the public’s interest throughout the next year.

When the specifications for the Bronco were first published last year, many were disappointed to see that the manual transmission wasn’t offered with the Sasquatch package, an off-road focused trim that adds 35-inch tire, lockable differentials, Bilstein dampers and a 1.2-inch lift. This package generates a lot of interest and according to the company, it is part of more than half of every orders it has received for the Bronco.

Many enthusiasts, including several car automotive media, launched an online petition to show Ford they wanted to row their own gears in the Sasquatch.

In response, Ford will make the manual transmission available with the Sasquatch package for 2022, but only on the models equipped with the 300 horsepower 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine. Buyers who want the extra power of the Twin-turbo V6 will still have to opt for the 10-speed automatic transmission.

This news could make the waiting lists even longer for Bronco buyers, since the truck has generated a lot of orders, which Ford can’t fulfill very quickly due to the shortage of electronic chips and production delays caused by the hardtop roof shortly after the first units rolled off the assembly line.

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