As Ford Authority reported last week, a 2023 Ford Bronco VIN decoder recently posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed a few potentially interesting details about the forthcoming SUV’s lineup, including the presence of a mysterious new variant dubbed the 2023 Ford Bronco Oates. Now, sources have informed Ford Authority that a 2023 Ford Bronco Sport Heritage is expected to join the lineup for the upcoming model year.
The regular Ford Bronco will be gaining a Heritage and Heritage Limited for the 2023 model year with retro-inspired details, as Ford Authority spies have already spotted both a two- and four-door model out driving around in recent weeks wearing essentially no camo. Those vehicles featured a unique front grille with body-color “Bronco” lettering, a roof rack, a painted hard top, retro-styled four-slot wheels, and meatier tires that are finished in a matte black and covered by the same squared-off fender flares as the Everglades.
Now, it seems as if the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport Heritage in some fashion. The Bronco Sport Heritage and Heritage Limited are both slated to join the lineup, though that doesn’t necessarily mean that both will be positioned above the current range-topping Badlands in the 2023 lineup.
It’s also possible that the recently-revealed 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition serves as somewhat of a template for the Bronco and Bronco Sport Heritage models, as it doesn’t exist as a trim in that pickup’s lineup, but rather, it’s sold as an optional package on XLT High 302A equipped pickups for an additional cost of $1,975. However, it is also possible that Ford makes these decisions by product and not by what’s dictated by the trim or package. For example, the Ford F-150 offers the Tremor as a trim level, while other Ford pickups feature it as a distinct package within their respective lineups.