Start shopping the Bronco's paint palette now.
After some rumors and speculation, the return of the Ford Bronco off-road SUV was confirmed way back in 2017 - so long ago that Mark Fields was still CEO of the company, and even the mid-size Ranger pickup was a year away from its public unveiling. All these months later and we're still eagerly awaiting the Bronco's big debut, with little to sate our curiosity.
Now, however, thanks to the guys at FullSizeBronco we have a full list of exterior paint options for the 2021 Ford Bronco, after being published as touchup paint colors by Automotive Touchup. That's the same source that leaked the future F-150's colors last month.
Bear in mind: until Ford launches an online configurator for the new Bronco, none of this is confirmed, but the information certainly seems credible. A total of ten colors are listed, some of which - Race Red and Oxford White, for example - are familiar, tried and true colors that every Ford fan should know. And then there are colors like "Area 51" - an interesting dark, deep teal hue that might look perfectly at home on an alien spacecraft.
Incidentally, the Bronco's paint list also includes a hue named Fighter Jet Gray. Balance is important.
Here is the full list:
-Antimatter Blue Metallic
-Cyber Orange Peel
-Fighter Jet Gray
-Carbonized Gray Metallic
-Lucid Red Pearl
-Iconic Silver Metallic
The new, 2021 Ford Bronco will be unveiled this month, ahead of the debut of the smaller, more car-like Bronco Sport, a.k.a. the "baby Bronco," at April's New York International Auto Show. It's not expected to hit showrooms until early next year, however, several months after the Bronco Sport.
From everything we've seen, it seems like the Ford Bronco will be an enticing off-road SUV, with features like a removable roof and doors, solid Dana axles, and reportedly even a seven-speed manual transmission. It will tango with the likes of the Jeep Wrangler, which is largely unchallenged in the US market in terms of pure, uncompromising rugged SUV-ness.