There have been some concerns surrounding Ford’s choice to use the Bronco name on the Bronco Sport, Ford’s new crossover that sits below the two- and four-door Bronco SUVs. While the mainline SUV is undoubtedly a capable and stylish machine that brings the Bronco’s legacy to a new generation, the smaller crossover has raised some concerns that Ford is diluting the power of that car by putting the same badge on a car that cannot hope to match the prowess of a purpose-built off-roading machine. However, the Bronco Sport has some prowess of its own.
A Road & Track test earlier this month showed just how impressive the Bronco Sport’s top-of-the-line Badlands trim can be off road, but a recent Instagram video has taken the stakes even higher. The video, captured by professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., shows the Bronco Sport Badlands taking on “Hell’s Gate,” a grueling obstacle in Moab that requires the driver to drive up a narrow, jagged canyon with a sharp incline. For the full story and video, check out this article from Road & Track.