First Road Test: Gettin’ Dirty in All-New 2021 Ford Bronco

Exclusive Interview With Ford Marketing Manager Mark Grueber on Bronco launch; Road tests of GMC Sierra AT4, Toyota Tacoma; Should we Fear Cyberattacks?

The all-new, heavily anticipated 2021 Ford Bronco is here and we’ve driven it. In fact not only did we drive it extensively on- and off-road, but we also had the chance to discuss the exciting vehicle at length with Ford Consumer Marketing Manager Mark Grueber, who is responsible for the launch. In our exclusive interview with him conducted at the initial Bronco press drive, he tells how the Bronco program got underway and describes the great lengths Ford is going to assure a successful introduction of what is not just a new vehicle, but also a new sub-brand. And he’ll reveal where he feels arch-rival Jeep is vulnerable.

A lake outside Austin, Texas, was the rest stop on Nerad’s on-road drive of a 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door in Outer Banks trim.

The off-road theme continues in the road test segment of America on the Road. Co-host Chris Teague spent a week using the 2021 GMC 1500 Sierra AT4, including enlisting it to haul paving stones for his new patio. Is the Sierra’s trick tailgate all it is cracked up to be? Teague tells us in this episode.

202! GMC Sierra AT4 is Chris Teague’s road test vehicle of the week as he preps his backyard for a new patio.

Also in this episode, host Jack Nerad does a thorough road test of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. Not only is the Tacoma the leader in the midsize pickup truck segment, but it also has a very robust off-road reputation. Nerad will tell us if the Tacoma’s competitors, like the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, are catching up.

The Toyota Tacoma has a new Trail Edition trim for 2021.

In the news segment, Nerad and Teague discuss the threat of cyberattacks that could replace the microchip shortage as the industry’s biggest problem. And then there’s the strange case of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn. We offer the latest details.