Back in January, Ford Authority reported that despite what rumors indicated at the time, a 2021 Ford Bronco Heritage model was not in the cards. However, just a couple of weeks later, Ford Authority obtained a complete list of 2021 Bronco lease residual values, which listed the Heritage, indicating that it could possibly launch in the 2022 model year. The 2022 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition was then confirmed by a dealer document obtained by Ford Authority late last month, and now, new details regarding the forthcoming model have emerged.
Sources familiar with 2022 Ford Bronco production tell Ford Authority that the Heritage Edition will boast some unique cosmetic features that will differentiate it from other trims in the lineup. Those features include a white front grille, as well as four-slot wheels. Aesthetically speaking, the 2022 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition wheels will look similar to the ones that came equipped on the original 1966 Bronco. Additionally, the Heritage Edition will also be compatible with the Sasquatch Package.
As Ford Authority previously reported, both the Heritage and Heritage Limited appear on a dealer document after the Wildtrak, which is currently the highest tier trim in the Bronco lineup. This presumably signifies that whatever the Heritage Edition is, it’ll be its own trim series, not a package.
For the 2022 model year, the Heritage Edition will be joined by the Bronco Everglades and Ford Bronco Raptor. Ford has confirmed that the Everglades will come with a snorkel and winch, while the Bronco Raptor will serve as the ultra-high-performance version of the off-road-focused SUV, with large fender flares, 37-inch tires, and a fortified suspension.
Other changes for the 2022 model year include the addition of two new exterior colors, the ability to pair Ford’s Sasquatch Package with its seven-speed manual transmission, the addition of the new “Capable” front bumper, and a roof rack option for four-door Sasquatch models, while the Wildtrak four-door has dropped its standard MIC hardtop for a soft top. As Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this week, dealer-installed tube doors will also be available by the end of the year.
The 2022 Ford Bronco configurator launched last month, though reservations can no longer be placed online. Prices have increased across all trims and some options, while lease residuals have decreased over the 2021 model year.