Connect with us

Business

Ford unveils new Bronco as off-road, open-air Jeep rival for under $30,000 – CNBC

Ford is squarely positioning the new Bronco SUV against the Jeep Wrangler, which dominates off-road vehicle sales and supports a profitable accessory business for Fiat Chrysler.

Published

on

post featured image

The 2021 Bronco four-door Badlands series with available Sasquatch off-road package in cactus Gray.
Ford Motor is taking a run at the nation’s No. 1 off-road seller, the Jeep Wrangler, with its highly anticipated relaunch Monday night of the Bronco SUV  a boxy utility vehicle that developed a cult following after it was discontinued in 1996.
Ford is pricing the new Bronco starting at $29,995, including destination charges, just $205 above a base Jeep Wrangler.Top-end models with additional features and equipment can top $60,000. A limited “First Edition” Bronco model starts at $60,800, according to Ford’s website.
The two- and four-door Bronco models, according to Ford, are similar in size to the Wrangler, which is regularly among Fiat Chrysler’s best-selling vehicles in the U.S. 
Ford originally confirmed its relaunch in January 2017, but fans had been awaiting the return of the Bronco for years before then.
“It’s a long time coming. The market is waiting and ready,” said Jeff Schuster, president of the Americas and global vehicle forecasts for research firm LMC Automotive. The Bronco is the Jeep Wrangler’s first direct competitor since General Motors’ Hummer, which is being relaunched next year, was discontinued in 2009. “We expect this to stack up nicely compared to the Wrangler.”
The Wrangler was seventh in sales last year among all compact SUVs and crossovers, according to LMC.
Like the Wrangler, the new Bronco models feature removable roofs and doors as well as more than 200 factory-backed accessories. All Bronco vehicles, Ford said, also will come standard with four-wheel drive. 
“With Bronco, Ford is making a clear push into the off-road segment of the

Click here to view the original article.

Business

Data breach at University of Tasmania affects 20,000 students – ABC News

The University of Tasmania contacts almost 20,000 students after their personal information was accidentally made accessible to all users with a UTAS email addr…

Published

on

post featured image

The University of Tasmania has had to contact almost 20,000 students after their personal information was accidentally made accessible to all users with a UTAS email address.
In a statement, the university said the data contained “personally identifiable information of 19,900 students”.
UTAS said there was “no evidence this data breach was the result of malicious activity” and that “security settings on shared files were unintentionally configured incorrectly, which made the information visib…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Business

Woolworths forced to end Disney Ooshies promotion early – NEWS.com.au

Woolworths forced to end Disney Ooshies promotion early

Published

on

post featured image

Woolworths has been forced it end its Disney Ooshies promotion early due to an unprecedented demand for the collectable items.The promotion has been so popular that the supermarket giant announced today that the Ooshie stock would be depleted by the end of the week.
“Availability of Disney Ooshies in store varies from store-to-store in each state and territory, however online redemption of Ooshies will cease everywhere other than Victoria from later today,” Woolworths said in a media release.

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Business

Stolen super returned to workers – NEWS.com.au

Stolen super returned to workers

Published

on

post featured image

More than half a billion dollars in unpaid superannuation will be repaid to almost 400,000 Australian workers.Under the Federal Government’s superannuation guarantee amnesty, 24,000 businesses confessed to failing to pay employees their entitlements before the September 7 deadline.
New Australian Taxation Office figures show at least 393,000 employees will have money paid into their super funds, or their bank accounts if they are no longer working.
Assistant Superannuation Jane Hume said emplo…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Trending