As Ford Authority reported yesterday, the 2022 Ford Bronco will be gaining dealer-installed tube doors for the new model year. Tube doors are something that the automaker has teased on a variety of Bronco concepts, including the Trail Rig and the Riptide, and FoMoCo also filed to trademark “EZ Air” last November, which could hint at an open-air door design of some sort. Now, Ford Authority has confirmed with Ford Performance executives that these new Ford Bronco tube doors will be at dealers by the end of 2021.
The new Ford Bronco tube doors will use the SUV’s factory door latch and hinge, making them easy to operate and remove/install. Currently, on Ford’s build and price configurator, the doors are listed with a retail price of $850 for two-door models and $1,360 for four-door Broncos, however, this pricing has not yet been finalized just yet due to ongoing changes with the supply chain, and these will not be the go-to-market prices once the part actually launches.
Tube doors were first teased via some leaked images from the Bronco’s online configurator shortly after the model’s reveal, and have long been an anticipated addition to Ford’s expansive catalog for the rugged SUV. The tube doors will be available as a dealer-installed option for both two-door and four-door Broncos, as well as all trim levels.
In addition to the new tube door option, the 2022 Ford Bronco will also undergo a few other changes for the new model year, including the addition of the Ford Bronco Raptor, Bronco Everglades, and Bronco Heritage. Two new exterior colors will also be available – Eruption Green and Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat – which replace the discontinued Antimatter Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, and Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, while Cyber Orange is now available on all trims.
Customers will also be able to pair the Sasquatch Package with Ford’s seven-speed manual transmission, as Ford Authority recently reported. Additionally, the 2022 Bronco gets a new “Capable” front bumper, while the Heavy-Duty Modular bumper will be available on all trims. A roof rack option has been added for four-door Sasquatch models, while the Wildtrak four-door is dropping its standard MIC hardtop for a soft top. Finally, pricing for all Bronco models and some options are also set to increase in 2022, as Ford Authority previously reported.