For real this time.
The Ford Bronco has been in the headlines for all the right and wrong reasons. This popular retro off-roader is the hottest thing on four wheels at the moment, and Ford simply can't keep up with demand. Things have gotten so bad that there's a waiting list of over two years, but Ford keeps making big promises and is already gearing up for a hardcore Raptor version. In addition, a refreshed model could arrive sooner than expected. On top of that, Ford is bringing out the Heritage special edition. According to leaked dealer documents, the existence of a Heritage model has been confirmed.
At the start of 2021, it was leaked that the Heritage edition featured on a complete list of 2021 Bronco lease residual values, and now the final piece of evidence has been delivered. The document shares information regarding lease pricing for the 2022 Bronco, and lists all available trims. The upcoming Heritage and Heritage Limited are placed above the Wildtrak, making these two new trims the top-of-the-range options for 2022. This also lays to rest theories that the Heritage edition would be some sort of package, and not a standalone trim. The higher price also indicates that Ford will be offering the Heritage Edition with some interesting powertrain and feature combos to justify the higher asking price.
The Heritage Edition will be joined by the Ford Bronco Raptor, which is expected to arrive with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine producing around 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, as well as Fox 3.0 Internal Bypass shocks with Live Valve technology. The Everglades trim is also expected to land in 2022 with off-road gear such as a snorkel and winch and will only be available as a four-door model with a Desert Sand exterior paint color and marine-grade vinyl interior. The rest of the Bronco lineup is promised new exterior paint colors, and the option to get the seven-speed manual transmission in combination with the Sasquatch Package. These are a ton of promises. We only hope Ford can keep them.