And it will be based around skiing.
Ford has a reputation for building fun special edition models. The Blue Oval has previously created special models like the Eddie Bauer Edition, Harley-Davidson Trucks, and most recently, the King Ranch Edition of the Expedition. According to a recent trademark filing uncovered by Ford Authority, Ford could be working on yet another new special edition model we have never seen before.
The October 8, 2019 filing was given the serial number 88645721 and was designated for "Land motor vehicles, namely, passenger automobiles, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles." It covers the name 'Black Diamond,' which is a term used to describe the most challenging slope for skiing or snowboarding.
Since Black Diamond doesn't seem like a great name for a separate model, we believe the term will be used for a new special edition based around mountain sports. The name could be used as a trim level on the upcoming Bronco SUV or "baby Bronco," though the name could just as likely end up affixed to the back of one of Ford's other SUVs or trucks like the Escape, Explorer, Expedition, Ranger, or F-150.
Ford has also trademarked the names "Bronco Big Bend" and "Bronco Outer Banks," which could also end up being special editions of the new Bronco, as well as "Badlands," "Adrenaline," and "Wildtrack," which could be used on the Ranger.
Another theory for the name involves a new color option. Black Diamond could be a great name for a new shade of metallic black to be used on future models.
Chevrolet previously used the Black Diamond name on the final version of the Avalanche, so there is a precedent for the term being used on a truck. If Ford were to released a new Black Diamond Edition, we'd expect it to include options conducive to skiing or snowboard such as roof racks and winter or all-season tires.