The Blue Oval has delivered.
Despite a rocky start in regards to production delays, the Ford Bronco is gearing up for the 2022 model year. It's expected to be generally carried over from 2021 though a few changes are expected, specifically exterior colors. And now Ford has revealed those new colors that were requested by Bronco enthusiasts.
First up is Eruption Green (pictured here), described as a modern interpretation of Mallard Green that was found on first-generation Bronco back in the early 1970s. This new color, along with Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, was revealed this weekend at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit.
"Automotive enthusiasts, and especially Bronco fans, are passionate about colors and will be excited about Eruption Green," said Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials manager. "Paint has a wonderful way of evolving because of technology. Eruption Green is a contemporary color, but there's a connection with Bronco heritage. It's evergreen-inspired, with yellow highlights that really tie it into nature."
Additional new colors include Antimatter Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, and Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. Ford has confirmed all of the above colors will be available for every Bronco trim and series in the lineup, including two- and four-door models. Just last week, Ford shut down the Bronco assembly line due to an issue regarding defective hardtops.
It will require some additional time for suppliers to deliver new units to replace the thousands already fitted to completed vehicles, which are now either parked in massive lots situated around the city or have already found their way to dealerships and private owners. The latter are being personally notified by Ford to make things easier.
The production shutdown is forcing many buyers who placed orders for a 2021 model to get a 2022 instead, which isn't a big deal for most. Pricing will remain the same and the only real downside is another delay. But some were anxious to have a first model year example of the reborn SUV.