Ford celebrates the first 1966 Bronco.
The Bronco brand will bring off-road enthusiasts closer to their off-road roots by introducing the Heritage Jubilee and Heritage Limited Edition versions of the Bronco and Bronco Sport models in 2023.
Bronco and Bronco Sport in Heritage and Heritage Limited Editions
Special editions will be available for all variants of the Bronco line - Bronco 2-door, 4-door and Bronco Sport. Only 1,966 Heritage Limited Editions will be built, a nod to the year the first Bronco debuted.
"The Bronco took America by storm in the mid-1960s with its rugged styling and off-road capabilities, which we have preserved as a heritage model to this day," said Mark Gruber, Bronco's head of marketing. With the new Heritage and Heritage Limited editions, we are celebrating the history of the Bronco by referring to some of the distinctive styling elements of its first generation, while at the same time aiming to grow the Bronco brand with the next special editions our customers are looking forward to.”
U.S. customers can order the Heritage and Heritage Limited Edition 2023 Bronco Sport today. The two- and four-door Bronco models will go on sale later this year, and orders from current Bronco owners will take precedence. Next year booking lists will be open to all customers, regardless of current booking status.
Bronco style features of the 60s are combined with new parameters.
Two- and four-door Bronco Heritage models feature a two-tone paint job with distinctive Oxford White accents, including a white modular hardtop. The Oxford White grille features FORD lettering in Race Red. Oxford White was also used on the 17" aluminum wheels and body side moldings.
1960s polygon fenders with Sasquatch flare accentuate the track's nearly two-inch width. A powder-coated steel front bumper with integrated winch hooks and integrated fog lights are standard.
Black lacquered 17-inch wheels with a classic dog bowl hubcap and Oxford White lacquered bar give the Heritage Limited a retro flair.
The interior of the Bronco Heritage Edition features checkered seat covers and unique additions such as the Oxford White instrument panel, center console emblems and unique floor mats both front and rear.
Heritage Edition models come standard with Big Bend® equipment and components, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine mated to a 7-speed manual transmission or an optional 10-speed SelectShift™ automatic transmission. The engine produces 300 hp. maximum power and 441 Nm of torque. Standard is the Sasquatch® package with HOSS 2.0 (High Performance Off-Road Suspension), long-travel Bilstein® shocks, shock position dependent damping and compression control valves. 35-inch Goodyear® all-terrain tires and 4.7:1 electronically locking Dana™ front and rear axles are also standard.
The Bronco Heritage Edition is available in five color options, while the Bronco Heritage Limited Edition is available exclusively in Robin's Egg Blue at launch, a nod to the Arcadian Blue paint that was given to owners of the first legendary Bronco in 1966. Modeled after the 1971 Ford Prairie Yellow, Yellowstone Metallic Yellow will go on sale at the end of the 2023 model year, with Peak Blue scheduled for the 2024 model year.
Heritage Limited Edition models offer a longer list of standard equipment and systems known from the Badlands™ series - a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with up to 330 hp. and 562 Nm of torque mated to a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The edition also features exclusive trappings such as metal "Bronco" badges on the front fenders, synthetic leather seats with white and red stitching, and a unique Heritage Limited badge on the center console.
Bronco Sport is proud to present the heritage of the model
Although the Bronco Sport was not yet part of the Bronco family in the 1960s, it also gives customers the opportunity to enjoy a rich tradition with the exclusive Heritage and Heritage Limited Editions.
“The Bronco Sport has been a hit with compact SUV buyers since it was introduced to the market two years ago and we felt we had to provide our customers with special editions like the ones we created for the two- and four-door Bronco,” said Grüber. . “Anniversary editions are as important to the Sport as they are to the rest of the Bronco family, and we believe the iconic design motifs of the 1960s fit perfectly with its character.”
All anniversary editions feature distinctive Oxford White accents, including a white lacquered roof that recalls the style of the first Bronco. The attractive Oxford White kidney grille is adorned with FORD lettering in Race Red. Oxford White paint is also used on the 17" alloy wheels and body side moldings.
The interiors of both versions are enhanced with checkered fabric upholstery, a Navy Pier instrument panel and Oxford White trim on the center console and door handle panels. Seat upholstery in Navy Pier Gray and Blue is livened up with checkered panels and stitching in Race Red and Robin's Egg Blue. The Navy Pier microsuede center console and armrests feature bold Race Red stitching on the Anniversary editions. The Bronco Sport MOLLE storage and holder system on the front seat backs also features Navy Pier straps and Race Red zip buckles. The Navy Pier color refers to the color of the upholstery fabric available from Bronco in the 1980s.
Like the full-size SUVs in the Bronco family, the 2023 Bronco Sport Heritage Edition is based on the Big Bend series and features the proven 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine producing 181 hp. and 257 Nm of torque.
The vehicles are equipped with the HOSS (High Performance Off-Road Suspension) system, front shock absorbers with hydraulic limiters, and characteristics developed specifically for this model are designed to ensure that passengers feel as little shock as possible when driving off-road. and noise whenever possible. In addition, 46mm single-tube dampers at the rear, anti-roll bars and model-specific springs help ensure road comfort.
The Terrain Management™ system offers five modes, labeled GOAT™, which means "goes through any type of terrain" because the Bronco can handle any terrain and conditions. Driving modes that the driver can choose:
- and sand.
The Bronco Sport Heritage Edition is available in seven color options including Robin's Egg Blue, while the Heritage Limited Edition is available exclusively in Robin's Egg Blue, Yellowstone Metallic and Peak Blue.
Heritage Limited Edition models have a metal "Bronco" badge on the front fender and larger 29-inch all-terrain tires with more aggressive, deeper tread that extends to the curb for better off-road traction. The Heritage Limited Edition features leather seats, Oxford White door inserts and a unique center console badge.
Under the hood you will find components from the Badlands series, including a more powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with 250 hp, developing 375 Nm of torque *, which allows you to quickly overcome mud.
An advanced all-wheel drive system with a dual-clutch transmission to the rear axle and a differential lock can direct virtually all of the rear axle torque to either wheel, and the GOAT Selectable Drive Mode system has seven modes, with an additional two for mud/ruts (mud/ruts) and Rock Crawl (rock crawling).
The MSRP+ Bronco Sport Heritage Edition will set you back $34,245 for the base version, while the Heritage Limited is $44,655. The base Bronco Heritage starts at $44,305 and the Heritage Limited starts at $66,895.