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. Then, in September, the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades showed up in the SUV’s official order guide, after which the model’s existence was confirmed in mid-October. Just a week later, Ford Authority spies spotted a heavily camouflaged prototype driving around, and now, our spies have captured a 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades prototype wearing very little camo.
As previously reported, the 2022 Bronco Everglades is the very first Bronco to come equipped with a factory-installed winch and snorkel. The snorkel, located on the passenger side, feeds air to the induction box via the uncovered portion we can see in these photos. There’s also a “trap door” located in the induction box that is designed to release any mud or water that might make it up that far, giving the Everglades the ability to ford deeper water than any other current Bronco model.
Up front, the winch present on the Everglades is the same Ford Performance by Warn Bronco Winch Kit currently available via the official Bronco catalog, but it comes standard on the Everglades. The Everglades rolls on a brand new set of wheels that are unique to this model and are wrapped with 35-inch LT315/70R17 Goodyear Territory MT tires.
Those tires are covered up by new, uniquely designed fender flares that are finished in molded-in color (MIC) plastic, which is the same finish that also adorns the mirror caps, roof rails, door handles, and hardtop. This prototype is fitted with the optional slide-out tailgate, while the exterior is covered in what appears to be Eruption Green Metallic paint, a new hue for the 2022 model year.
As Ford Authority previously reported, the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades and 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor are expected to be fully revealed in Q1 of 2022, with a launch planned for next summer. A retro-styled Heritage Edition is also reportedly in the works, as Ford Authority recently reported.