Future Ford Bronco owners are probably as excited as anyone right now to get their rigs into the great outdoors for some off-road adventure. Sure, some will do more traditional wheeling with their rigs, but there’s a whole lot of interest in long-distance—off-the-grid—overlanding these days.
Ford is providing some inspiration for these individuals in the form of the Bronco Overlanding concept. It’s a 2021 Bronco Badlands four-door wearing Area 51 paint and sporting a seven-speed manual transmission. More importantly, it features a whole lot of upgrades.
For rolling stock, the Bronco Overlanding concept wears 17-inch Fifteen52 Turbomatic wheels finished in black and wrapped in 35-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires. A Warn winch sprouts out of a modular steel bumper (both Ford Performance accessories), while a light bar and six pod lights by Rigid (both attached to the roof rack) provide a good look at what’s ahead in the dark. The rear bumper sports a CB antenna, too.
Up top, a Yakima roof-top tent sleeps two, and in the back is a camp kitchen featuring an ARB refrigerator and stove attached to a cargo storage management system. For more gear storage and organization, MOLLE panels are attached over the inside of the side windows in the cargo area.
This is not an atypical build-out for an overlanding rig, and thus, it’s not some completely unobtainable, bespoke creation that’s out of reach for typical Bronco owners. In fact, this concept is getting us excited to put the Bronco to the test and do some overlanding ourselves. In that sense, mission accomplished, Ford.