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The world’s first “sport utility vehicle” began as an off-roader in the vein of Jeep’s CJ-5 and the International Harvester Scout. It hit the market in 1965 as one part wagon, one part pickup, one part GOAT: As in “Goes Over All Terrain,” as some of Ford’s original internal memos describe the vehicle. Its immediate popularity carried it through the next three decades and hundreds of thousands of vehicles on the road. Similar to its sibling, the Ford Mustang, the Bronco was intended to be available with tons of options in terms of body style, engine, trim levels and accessories. The original version hit the market with options including the open-air roadster, a “Sports Utility” version with a truck bed and a wagon, and a V8 option was quickly introduced in 1966 pushing the Bronco to the front of the pack in terms of both comfort and power. Now based off the F-Series platform, the Bronco entered full-size status in the 1978 model year as its second generation was retooled to compete with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy Blazer. Bronco saw a redesigned and more comfortable interior introduced as well. Something about this new version must have interested the Vatican: The first three “Popemobiles” were modified 1978 Broncos. A 3rd Gen quickly emerged in 1980 as a slightly shorter and lighter version but much more efficient in response to regulations, and an even slighter Bronco II also debuted in 1982, based on the Ranger platform. Retired in 1996 in favor of the Ford Expedition, the Bronco stayed shelved until 2021 when it came roaring back in modern form. Styled similarly to the original Broncs with removable doors and a convertible top available, the ’21 Bronco immediately proved popular with buyers and critics, who bestowed multiple car, truck and utility awards on the off-roader.