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2022 Ford Bronco Everglades May Be Coming, But What Could It Be?

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As Ford Authority reported yesterday, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is officially in Ford’s ordering system, meaning that the ultra-high-performance Ford Bronco variant appears to be launching at some point in the near future. However, the arrival of the Bronco Raptor wasn’t the only revelation present in this leak – a 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades model also appears to be on the way, though it’s unclear exactly what it might be.

The Everglades is a natural region of tropical wetlands located in the southern portion of the state of Florida and contains a unique ecosystem that isn’t found anywhere else on earth. This area of the country features a wide array of weather patterns and wildlife, which would lend one to believe that the use of the word “Everglades” in association with the Bronco might be an indication that it’s a vehicle designed to ford water rather than traverse rocky or muddy terrain.

Currently, the order system doesn’t reveal much about the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades, other than the fact that it will be available in a color called Desert Sand and only as a four-door model, just like the Bronco Raptor. It also appears that the model will come equipped with a snorkel for traversing bodies of water, as well as a marine-grade vinyl interior.

As Ford Authority reported last year, Ford filed to trademark “Everglades” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on June 5th, 2020. Roughly a month later, the automaker also filed to trademark that same term in Mexico.

It seems as if the Ford Bronco Everglades will be some sort of special cosmetic or off-road package designed to make the rugged off-roader a bit more capable in watery conditions, something akin to Ford’s decision to trademark “Splash” and subsequently bring back the Ford Ranger Splash from the 1990s as a new, optional package.

In addition to the Bronco Raptor and Everglades, the 2022 Bronco will also be gaining two new exterior colors – Eruption Green and Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat – as well as a new Capable front bumper, a manual transmission option with the Sasquatch package, a roof rack for four-door Broncos equipped with the Sasquatch package, and possibly other new special edition models. The Wildtrak will also drop its standard MIC hardtop for a soft top, as Ford Authority recently reported.

We’ll have more on the 2022 Bronco Everglades soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. David Dickinson

    Swamp buggy.

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    1. Roy Chile’s

      Bring it on 🤗

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  2. David Dickinson

    While I have been disappointed by how long the roll-out has been, perhaps it is a blessing in disguise. There seem to be a lot of enticing options that Ford is working on and future Broncos may have even better options than currently exist, now that Ford sees the amazing demand for the Bronco. Just from this article, “color called Desert Sand.” A tan color, to me, would be absolutely perfect and it is missing right now. Plus, the green in the photos looks really good. Decisions, decisions….(for the 2023 model year).

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  3. NCEcoBoost

    Ford needs to wake up and stop focusing on all these model variants. All the while ignoring segments that, yes, might result in lower margins, but keeping customers in the brand.

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  4. JohnnyBronco

    A snorkel thing that is the obvious thing that comes to mind for fjording rivers and streams but that could have been a NorthWoods edition as well. I’m thinking run-flat tires. Nothing worse than changing a flat while being stalked by a gator or two. The quicker one can return to civilization with all limbs intact the better.

    Or, as a nod to protecting the environment, maybe the Everglades edition will be PHEV or other configuration less toxic to the fragile Everglades environment

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  5. NakedDave1

    You folks might want to make sure you have delivered all the 2021 Bronco’s to your dealers, before dangling another carrot in front of your customers eyes!!!

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