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.
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.
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.
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.