Future Off-Roading: Manual Ford Bronco, PHEV Jeep and All-Electric SUVs [Video]

A manual Ford Bronco you say? Well, maybe. In this new world of automatic/continuously variable transmissions in nearly every car, it’s gratifying to see that some automakers, like Ford, may bestow an optional seven-speed manual transmission in the upcoming Ford Bronco. If the sources are correct, the German transmission builder Getrag (who currently builds the MT-82 six-speed manual transmission for the Ford Mustang) will build the MT-88 seven-speed manual transmission for the Ford Bronco.

Ford confirms baby Bronco coming
This is the best official view we’ve seen of the 2020 Ford Bronco. We expect more details soon. [Photo: Ford]

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Aside from the excitement of a (potential) manual Ford Bronco, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobile) just announced production for the Jeep Renegade PHEV (plug-in hybrid) destine for the European market. The FCA Melfi production plant in southern Italy will begin production soon. While the Jeep Renegade PHEV is currently slated for European markets only (this will replace diesel models) the United States should see something similar in the near future. Keep in mind: FCA is spending around 10-billion dollars to electrify a majority of their worldwide automotive fleet by 2022.

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Bollinger B!
Bollinger B1 – Sport Utility EV 4×4 Truck.

Finally, one thing we didn’t mention in the video was the upcoming batch of off-road electric vehicles like the Bollinger B1 SUV and Bollinger B2 pickup truck. Like the Bollinger B1, “The B2 is equipped with a 120 kWh battery and a dual motor AWD drive system. Total output is 520 horsepower and 514 lb-ft of torque. The B2 also rides on pneumatic height adjustable suspension.” – TFLtruck.com

That could be a hell of an off-roader… if they build it.

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