Regardless of ongoing stock and provide chain shortages, Ford is decided to maintain up its Bronco blitz. Whereas 2023 might headlined by the Bronco Raptor, that is not the one variant of the Blue Oval’s revived 4×4 nameplate that may debut for the brand new mannequin yr. Among the many recent faces is one which might be acquainted to followers of the traditional Bronco. Dubbed the Heritage Version (and in addition provided in a fancier Heritage Restricted variant restricted to only 1966 items per mannequin), it borrows closely from the unique ’66, proper right down to the “Ford” script on the Bronco’s Oxford White grille. The Bronco Sport will get in on the motion too, albeit a bit much less aggressively, sharing throwback paint finishes (Robin’s Egg Blue, anyone?) and extra Heritage-exclusive exterior and inside parts.
We’ll begin on the skin, naturally, with the plain bursts of white. Each massive Bronco variants pilfer from the Black Diamond’s front-end look, however in white after all. The usual Heritage Version will get a 17-inch slotted aluminum wheel completed in white, whereas the Restricted provides canine dish covers for a two-tone look. Fender graphics (once more in Oxford White adorn each flanks, and the highest was additionally coded to match. Issues get a bit tough with the paint finishes, so right here it’s, straight from the horse’s mouth (yeah, recover from it):
“Bronco Heritage Version is on the market in 5 paint choices, whereas Bronco Heritage Restricted Version is solely accessible at launch in Robin’s Egg Blue, which is a throwback coloration primarily based on Arcadian Blue, accessible on the unique Bronco in 1966,” Ford says. “The colour Yellowstone Metallic, which is predicated on the 1971 Ford coloration Prairie Yellow, is deliberate for late 2023 mannequin yr availability. Peak Blue is deliberate for the 2024 mannequin yr.”
Normal tools is predicated on the Huge Bend mannequin however the Heritage version was meant to suit the goodies from the Sasquatch bundle (included) and comes with the requisite large fenders. Inside, the sprint comes completed in white to match the outside bits, however all the pieces else is a little more tame. The usual Heritage seats have Robin’s Egg Blue parts of their upholstery patterning, plus extra distinction stitching.
Second verse, (largely) identical as the primary. The Bronco Sport has no heritage of its personal to attract on, however it could bask within the glow of its bigger sibling and smaller Ford SUVs of yore. The Sport retains the usual “Bronco” grille remedy (albeit in white) and the grille designs themselves are borrowed from their underlying trims (Huge Bend and Badlands, respectively). You continue to get the white roof and white wheels, at the least. Like the larger Bronco, the Sport’s Heritage Version is bundled with its most aggressive off-road gear, together with its trick rear differential.
Bronco Sport Heritage Version might be accessible in seven colours (Take that, massive brother!) and like its sibling is supplied with the identical bits usually discovered on a Huge Bend variant. The Heritage Restricted will solely are available Robin’s Egg Blue, Yellowstone Metallic and Peak Blue. Inside, issues are a bit extra subdued than they’re within the greater Bronco; there is not any white sprint, however the upholstery themes carry over in each fabric and leather-based.
We can’t make any guarantees on Ford’s behalf in the case of provide chain or stock, however theoretically each the Bronco and Bronco Sport Heritage Editions will go into manufacturing this fall. Bronco Sport Heritage Version will begin at $35,840 and the Heritage Restricted begins at $46,250. Bronco Heritage will begin at $45,900 and Heritage Restricted might be priced at $68,490.
As for whether or not you’ll order one? Ford says Bronco two- and four-door fashions will go on sale later this yr, with preliminary orders prioritized for present Bronco order holders awaiting their car. Orders will open to all clients subsequent yr, no matter present reservation standing. Good luck.