The Ford Bronco returned in 2021 after a 25-year hiatus. The sixth-generation hit all the nostalgic notes you'd expect from Ford. Its styling recalled elements from the 1966–1977 series, which comes as no surprise when you learn that the design chief's 1976 Bronco was digitally scanned as a reference. The Ford Bronco for 2022 is set to tap into even more of the nostalgia that's fueled the car's return. Ford has announced three new colors for 2022, and they used "enthusiast community" Bronco Nation to spread the word.
Colors for Ford Bronco 2022
Three colors will be lost after 2021. Antimatter Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, and Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat won't be available in 2022, but Bronco lovers won't care when they see the new lineup, particularly Eruption Green that's inspired by the 1973 Bronco's Mallard Green shade. This deep forest green shade gives the Bronco a rugged off-road look that will suit the more serious buyer. The other colors bring the fun and enjoyment of the Bronco to life. You can buy the car in Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. That's a dull red that contrasts nicely with the black roof and wheels.
Ford Bronco 2022 Models
As in 2021, the Ford Bronco for 2022 will be available in two-door and four-door models. You can purchase convertible or hardtop, although there are currently production issues with the hardtop that Ford expects to rectify for 2022. You can still buy six models – the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, and the Wildtrak. There will also be a new model—the Ford Bronco Raptor.
Ford Bronco Raptor
Ford has announced that the Bronco Raptor will arrive in 2022, but they haven't confirmed when it will be released. Lovers of the F-150 Raptor will know what to expect from this Bronco. It will even take parts from the pickup, including FOX racing dampers and 37-inch BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrain tires. The images Ford has released show wider fender flares and a revised grille, but you should also expect a wider track. We expect power to come from an uprated version of the 2.7-liter producing around 350 hp, although Ford could offer the 400 hp 3.0-liter V6 found in the Explorer ST. There's talk of a cheaper stripped-down model and a luxury offering, although Ford hasn't confirmed that yet.
Ford Bronco 2022 Specs
There haven't been many spec changes for 2022. This mid-size SUV still comes with either a 10-Speed Automatic or 7-Speed Manual Transmission, but the manual's available with the Sasquatch package for the first time. There are two engine options still. Both gasoline. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 turbo and the twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. Both motors will produce the same power in 2022 - 300 hp for the 2.3-liter and 330 hp for the 2.7-liter model.
2022 Bronco Price
Ford has decided to increase the price of the Bronco for 2022. The base model gets the highest increasing, going up $800 from $28,500 to $29,300. The two-door Bronco Wildtrak is the only other model to increase in price by $800. That will cost you $47,780 in 2022. There's a $400 increase on all other two-door models. The four-door cars have all increased by $250, except for the four-door Bronco Wildtrak. That still retails for $49,475. By the way, none of the prices mentioned here include the applicable destination charge, which is valued at $1,495.
How to Order the 2022 Ford Bronco?
Ford has opened the order book for the 2022 model year in October 2022, but there’s no confirmed release date. In most years, drivers would be OK to wait for their new Bronco, but they may have to wait a little longer than expected thanks to production issues with the car itself and troubles created by the hardtop provided by roof supplier, Webasto.
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