FORD BRONCO R PROTOTYPE FINISHES 2020 BAJA 1000

The Bronco R Race Prototype, piloted by Cameron Steele, Shelby Hall and a team of veteran Ford off-road racers, finished the 53rd SCORE-International Baja 1000 in Class 2 in just over 32 hours. The race adds to Bronco’s storied history at Baja dating back to 1967.

Sharing in the effort were co-drivers Johnny Campbell, Curt LeDuc and Jason Scherer.

“When Bronco returned we said it would follow in the legacy of the first-generation Broncos that forever changed the off-road landscape – and today’s finish demonstrates we’re continuing the ‘Built Wild’ pedigree of Bronco,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance motorsports.

Powered by a fully stock Ford 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine and Ford 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, the Bronco R Race Prototype serves as a testbed for Bronco Built Wild Extreme Testing durability regimen and for the final the Baja Mode calibrations for the Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. Modes on the production versions.

A pre-production 2021 Bronco two-door Outer Banks™ series with Sasquatch™ off-road Package also made its first appearance in the Baja Mexico desert.

The successful finish underscores Bronco brand’s performance legacy at Baja, which includes the first-ever overall production 4×4 class win in 1969 Baja 1000 – a feat no other manufacturer has accomplished since.

Overall, the first-generation Broncos claimed five Baja 1000 class wins (1967, ’69, ’69, ’71 and ’72) and two overall Baja 500 victories in 1970 and 1973. Later model year Broncos (1978-95) continued the legendary winning streak with nine Baja 500 Class 3 wins from 2004 to 2015 and 15 Baja 1000 Class 3 wins between 2002 to 2019.

Ford is the Official Truck and SUV of SCORE-International Off-Road Racing and lead sponsor of the SCORE World Desert Challenge Series, which includes the 2019-22 SCORE Baja 1000 races. Ford is also official vehicle of the Ultra4 King of the Hammers competition. Together, they underscore Ford’s commitment to off-road motorsports and serve as a platform to develop the Bronco brand and connect with off-road enthusiasts.

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2020 FORD EXPLORER EARNS INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY’S TOP SAFETY PICK+, THE INSTITUTE’S HIGHEST HONOR

2020 Ford Explorer IIHS Top Safety Pick
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The 2020 Ford Explorer has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ for vehicles built after May 2020. Top Safety Pick+ is the Institute’s highest safety award.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ award criteria includes six crashworthiness tests as well as ensuring minimum “acceptable or good” headlight ratings on vehicles that must come equipped with advanced driver-assist technologies that can help avoid or reduce a collision.

“Explorer is America’s all-time best-selling SUV and with that, our customers expect it to take their family on adventures everywhere – from school to our national parks,” said Lee Newcombe, Explorer marketing manager, Ford Motor Company. “This honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reaffirms the obsession of our entire team who work tirelessly toward the goal of helping our customers arrive at these places and everywhere else in between.”

As part of Ford’s commitment to advanced technologies, Explorer features the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver-assist features as standard equipment. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognized Explorer in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Explorer aced all six areas of the Institute’s crashworthiness testing and is recognized for the lighting capabilities of its headlamps across all series levels.

The full suite of Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist features on the 2020 Ford Explorer include:

Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking including:

Pedestrian Detection
Forward Collision Warning
Dynamic Braking System
Blind Spot Information System
Rearview Camera
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane-Keeping System
Auto High-Beam Headlamps

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