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I’m just now realizing that some do not have tow hitch installed. So I’m guessing you have to add the tow package to have the hitch configuration. Although this might be obvious to others I’m still learning.

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I’m just now realizing that some do not have tow hitch installed. So I’m guessing you have to add the tow package to have the hitch configuration. Although this might be obvious to others I’m still learning.
Right, the tow package is standard on the First Edition and is an option on the others (at least Badlands). Definitely something i added.
 

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When I see the Bronco Sport in the wild such as in these photos, I always wonder where they were manufactured. It would be nice to think that some test vehicles would be made in the factory in Mexico once they are retooled for the Bronco Sports and before they begin production in earnest. Anyone know where these are coming from? Isn’t it difficult to manufacture a particular vehicle in several different factories?
 

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Need BL or FE With the better HP to really be able to tow decent weight. Trailer Class II At those trim levels can do the 2,200 LBS. Smaller engine option cannot handle much in tow.
 
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Need BL or FE With the better HP to really be able to tow decent weight. Trailer Class II At those trim levels can do the 2,200 LBS. Smaller engine option cannot handle much in tow.
According to the brochure, the big bends and and outer backs will tow 2000 lbs with tow package. The tow package is not an option on base so if you want a hitch on base you have to go aftermarket is what I’m getting at..
 

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Do you suppose the tow package includes wiring? Or is that something you have to do later?
 

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Does the tow package include a transmission cooler?
 

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When I see the Bronco Sport in the wild such as in these photos, I always wonder where they were manufactured. It would be nice to think that some test vehicles would be made in the factory in Mexico once they are retooled for the Bronco Sports and before they begin production in earnest. Anyone know where these are coming from? Isn’t it difficult to manufacture a particular vehicle in several different factories?
Yes, the test vehicles were made at the factory in Mexico.

All Bronco Sports are being manufactured at one single factory, the Ford Mexico factory.

The F-150 is manufactured at 3 factories as they need the larger volume.
 

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I am so glad there isn't a silly cover plate on it as we have on our Explorer.
Me too - i like it "exposed"
That said, on my 2010 Escape I do have just the 2" receiver hole covered with a hitch-receiver cover (plain black rubber) - because constant exposure to elements can make those things rust and get all grimy inside.

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Anyone know what the tongue weight limit is for the Class II Receiver?
 
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