The 2022 Ford Bronco brought about a variety of changes for the SUV’s second model year, including the introduction of multiple new models, some color changes, and various other feature additions. However, it seems as if there’s one more change that has recently been added to the lineup – 2022 Ford Bronco Base LED lighting has now been added as an option on three different trims – Outer Banks, Badlands, and Wildtrak.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Base LED option removes the LED Headlamps with Signature Lighting that’s featured on these three trims and instead adds the Base LED setup, which still features LED headlamps, but does not include the signature lighting present on the pricier versions. Previously, the LED Headlamps with LED Signature Lighting were the only option available on Outer Banks, Badlands, and Wildtrak trimmed Broncos.
Those that choose to go with the Base LED option will get a $500 credit, according to the SUV’s build and price tool. Sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that this is not a mandatory option at the moment, but that could change depending on parts availability moving forward. LED taillamps are not part of this option, however, and are still included on these three trims as standard equipment.
Along with this change, the Ford Bronco Raptor and Everglades were added for the 2022 model year, along with the addition of four new colors – Desert Sand, Code Orange, Hot Pepper Red Tinted Clearcoat, and Eruption Green – as well as the new H.O.S.S. (High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension) 3.0 for Wildtrak models only. Ford also ditched factory navigation for dealer stock 2022 Ford Bronco models, as Ford Authority originally reported in early April.
Finally, Ford quietly added a rear sway bar for Wildtrak models equipped with the H.O.S.S. 3.0 suspension system, as well as all four-door 2022 Broncos with the Sasquatch Package. Ford stopped taking 2022 Bronco customer orders back in February as demand quickly exceeded the automaker’s production capacity, while order banks for the 2023 Bronco are set to open this August, as Ford Authority reported back in May.