When reservations for the 2021 Ford Bronco opened up in July, the Bronco First Edition proved to be a hot ticket, as all 3,500 reservations sold out within hours. That prompted Ford to double its production of the limited-edition model to 7,000 just a week later. The lucky few that managed to secure a Bronco First Edition reservation are limited to just one interior color choice – Navy Pier – but now Ford has added one more option to its exterior color palette – Lightning Blue.
Ford announced the additional color via Twitter late Thursday night, which gives First Edition buyers four different blue hues to choose from, as Lightning Blue joins Velocity Blue, Antimatter Blue, and Area 51. However, those three existing colors are available on every Ford Bronco trim level, while Lightning Blue will be a First Edition exclusive.
This announcement comes on the heels of several Bronco updates that have taken place this week. First, we learned that Ford was going to listen to customer feedback and offer the Sasquatch Package with its seven-speed manual transmission. Then, just this morning, we reported that early pre-production Bronco models had entered production at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant.
For a base price of $59,305, the First Edition Bronco comes standard with virtually every available option, as well as some unique touches. On the exterior, those include a First Edition hood and bodyside graphics, as well as a Shadow Black painted modular hard top with a matching grille and side mirror caps.
The First Edition also comes equipped with the Sasquatch package, which adds 35 inch BSW mud-terrain tires, 17 inch black-painted beadlock capable wheels, Bilstein position sensitive monotube shocks, a 4.70 final drive ratio, and high-clearance fender flares.
Additionally, the Lux Package is standard equipment, which adds Adaptive Cruise Control, a 10-speaker B&O sound system, Evasive Steering Assist, a heated steering wheel, universal garage door opener, two additional front row smart-charging USB ports, a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, and a wireless charging pad.
The First Edition is powered by Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6, which is projected to produce 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control, as well as Advanced 4×4 with Automatic on Demand Engagement.
On a scale of 1 to 💯, how good does the #FordBronco look in Lightning Blue?
Exclusively available to those who reserved a First Edition. pic.twitter.com/bDNIL7KnJB
— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) September 23, 2020
Additional standard equipment on the First Edition includes a safari bar, carpeted flooring, and a unique interior featuring leather-trimmed seats with heated front row and a 10-way adjustable driver’s seat.
Locking front and rear differentials and stabilizer bar disconnect are standard as well, as are seven G.O.A.T. driving modes – Normal, ECO, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, Rock Crawl, and Baja. The First Edition also comes equipped with heavy duty steel bash plates, rock rails, HD modular front and steel rear bumpers, auxiliary switches, Trail Turn Assist, and Trail One-Pedal Driving.