Ford can’t build a functional hardtop for the Bronco, and the “open air experience” sans soundbar is suspect #1. Of course, building a roof out of cardboard thinly skinned in cheap plastic doesn’t help the situation. I wouldn’t want Jeep to follow Ford’s lead into the abyss…. And frankly, I would much rather enjoy my speakers than worry about whether the rear passengers can’t get a good view of the horizon if I have the top off.The more I think about it the more I disagree with the sentiment that Jeep won't be making any changes for 2022. I think they are. Which is why I'm waiting.
With the inception of the new Ford Bronco and its specs being released last Summer in July you can bet Jeep went over it with a fine tooth comb and planned for changes in the 2022 Model.
Its already showing up in late 2021 with the addition with the "Recon package" directly aimed at the Sasquatch package. Other things to watch out for that will come in 2022 is a lager standard infotainment screen, mirror relocation and other options being available like an option for rear locker for the Willys package.
They are not going to sleep on the Bronco stealing some of the spot light with its upgrades over the Jeep. I'm really hoping Jeep does something with the B pillar speaker cross bar that steals the open air view especially for the rear passengers. I really think that why it's taking longer they need to iron out all the changes.
I'm waiting for the 2022s. Because if they do make any of these changes people will be kicking themselves for ordering a late 2021. I know i would be. JMO
At this point it worth the wait and see....