We’ve known for some time now that Ford is developing an ultra-high-performance variant of the all-new Ford Bronco. For a while, many thought this model would be called the Ford Bronco Warthog, thanks to a trademark filing, an Easter egg on a prototype, and a leaked supplier letter. However, Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this year that this new model would in fact be called the Ford Bronco Raptor and that it will be powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6. Now, Ford Authority has independently confirmed that the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is officially in Ford’s ordering system.
According to FoMoCo’s ordering system, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor will be available in at least two different versions – a base version, as well as a higher version that includes the Lux Package, which is available on the current, 2021 Ford Bronco and adds Adaptive Cruise Control, a 10-speaker B&O sound system, heated steering wheel, wireless charging pad, and a host of other features to the rugged SUV. Other details surrounding the Bronco Raptor are unclear, but it is currently showing as a four-door model only, with Code Orange available as an exterior color option.
As Ford Authority previously reported, the Bronco Raptor will also feature the same sorts of upgrades present on the existing Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger Raptor models, including Fox Live Valve shock technology, 17-inch F-150 Raptor-like wheels, LT315/70R17 BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain T/A tires, a wider stance than the regular Bronco, unique front and rear fascias and bumper treatments, higher ground clearance, and signature “Ford” lettering on the front grille.
In addition to the Bronco Raptor, the regular 2022 Ford Bronco will 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 other new special edition models. The Wildtrak will also drop its standard MIC hardtop for a soft top, as Ford Authority recently reported.