Ford’s latest Bronco is all wet.
The Bronco Everglades is equipped with a snorkel and other features that allow it to drive through 36.5 inches of water.
The Bronco Everglades is a new version of the 4×4 SUV that’s been optimized for use in swampy environs like its namesake locale.
The Everglades’ snorkel can pull air in from the front or back.
Notably, the four-door is equipped with a factory-installed snorkel-type air intake on the passenger side A-pillar that keeps it clear of water, mud and dust. A removable panel allows it to be configured with either a front or rear opening, depending on the conditions.
The Everglades has 35-inch tires and a roof rack.
A standard Sasquatch off-road package with 35-inch tires and changes to the vents in other driveline components increase its water fording capability to 36.4 inches.
The Everglades is also capable in snowy conditions.
It also gets a 10,000 pound winch to help it and other vehicles get unstuck, a front safari bar, rock rails, bash plates, a removable hardtop with roof rack and Everglades graphics.
Pricing for the Everglades starts at $54,495 and sales are scheduled to begin this summer with five colors available including Eruption Green, Area 51, Shadow Black and Cactus Gray and a model-exclusive Desert Sand, which seems a little incongruous for a semi-amphibious truck. Unfortunately, ordering is only open for existing Bronco reservation holders for now and with the Bronco’s entry-level 300 hp 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.