The Bronco is only entering its second model year, but Ford is planning a series of changes for its Jeep Wrangler fighter. Chief of which will obviously be the Raptor, followed by the recently announced Everglades with its factory winch and snorkel. The Off-Roader also gets a manual gearbox for the Sasquatch, new paint choices, and it looks like there will be another update for the 2022MY.
Although Ford downloaded the Bronco 2022 configurator, it apparently lacks a new trim level that will likely be positioned above the Wildtrak. Ford Authority managed to get hold of the dealer’s documents regarding rental information showing all trim levels one after another. Wildtrak is not the last as it is followed by Heritage and Heritage Limited. This suggests that those two will have a higher price tag, possibly exceeding the $ 50,000 mark since the Wildtrak already costs $ 47,780 for the two-door model and $ 49,475 for the more practical body style.
The premium heritage that will be ordered could be justified by a more generous list of standard equipment, and we wonder if the Heritage Limited will be its own trim level or a special edition offered in a few units. A previous report earlier this year claimed that Ford planned to sell the Bronco Heritage exclusively for the 2022MY in two- and four-door configurations.
Later, plans are underway for further adjustments to the lineup as a hybrid version is likely on the way and we may have spied on a prototype several months ago. A mid-cycle refresh is expected to arrive in 2024, a year earlier than originally planned, but not with a truck, as rumors say the Blue Oval will not expand its pickup offerings beyond the Maverick, from the Ranger, the F-150 and the Very Responsible.
Last but not least, an all-electric Bronco could be in the works according to a tweet from Ford CEO Jim Farley, published in May of this year.