The launch of the revived Ford Bronco motivates Jeep to add some tweaks to the Wrangler to make it even more off-road capable.
It is not a secret Ford developed its new Bronco to beat the Jeep Wrangler. They are direct competitors.
The Ford Bronco offers an optional Sasquatch package with 17-inch Beadlock-capable wheels and 35-inch Goodyear mud-terrain tires for all trim levels it does not come standard on. Moreover, the upcoming Ford Bronco Raptor will pack 37-inch tires from the factory.
What is Jeep doing in response?
Some latest spy photos reveal a prototype of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon during tests in Metro Detroit. We recall that the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon models come from factory with 33-inch BFGoodrich K02 all-terrain tires.
For the 2022 Jeep Wrangler, the automaker is currently testing a new set of wheels, supposedly Mopar Beadlock-capable ones, and larger 35-inch tires.
In addition, the test vehicle wears a new rear spare tire mount. It seems to be a new (not Mopar) factory component for the accommodation of bigger and heavier rubber.
Well, we witness how the rivalry among the Bronco and the Wrangler is heating up. In this sense, it will be especially interesting to see what the next year will bring to both.