Bronco pickup dead.
And in this one, Webasto gets tossed under the bus.
I didn't check at the time. Today...
74 Wranglers (60 ICE/14 4xe - 32 and 2 in transit respectively)
172 Gladiators (33 in transit)
46% vs 19%
So sure, Gladiators are far more available, but for me, it's not that hard to find a Wrangler within 50 miles.
But as I said, location matters. 50...
A big discrepancy is that the criteria for the tow test rating are significantly different than the conditions that people actually try to drive.
The Davis Dam...
That video, lol.
Bronco doesn't manage any of his tests without lockers and/or sway bar disconnected. The 4R easily passes each, except the tow test.
The Bronco is on par with the Wrangler, and he prefers the 4R because "highway" driving.
Electric vehicles were MORE popular than ICE until around the late 1910s and early 1920s. It's taken them another 100 or so years for batteries to start approaching viability. EVs, for much of the last century were like nuclear fusion...always 30 years away. But while the batteries are getting...
I once had a 1990 Caravan with the turbo 2.5l and a 5 speed stick. So watch out if a late 1st gen model rolls up on you. There's a community that likes to increase the boost and they can be very quick.
This morning on Toucher & Rich, the morning show on the biggest sports radio station in the Boston market, they discussed one of the host's Bronco order.
Wasn't good publicity for Ford, to say the least.
Commentary starts at 40:45...
It is, although they had to change the look to address Jeep's specific complaints.
Mahindra initially altered the design preemptively, incorporating some FJ-ish styling.
The 2021 hasn't been released yet, but renders of the rumored changes are out there...
If I had to guess, there are 3 main reasons.
1. They expect a small take rate.
2. Room for emissions equipment.
3. Weight and wheelbase to offset the heavier engine. There's about a 300# difference between a base JLR and JLRU, which obviously is going to be biased to the rear in the 4 door.
Boston morning sports radio show discussing one of the host's Bronco order this morning.
Commentary starts at 40:45.