In the midst of a tumultuous 2021 model year, Ford is tweaking the color scheme for theis the second year. For 2022, Ford is adding two new colors: Blowout Green Metallic and Chili Pepper Metallic. The latter has been a staple in the Blue Oval paint color range for a few years now, including passages on the pick up and (stopped) compact, but this is the first time we’ve seen this rich green paint option.
Ford introduced the new paint over the weekend in Detroit Woodward Dream Cruise, the annual free cruising event billed as the world’s largest gathering of classic cars. Ford says the dark green tint with yellow highlights was inspired by mallard green, a color offered on the original Bronco from the early to mid-1970s.
Both new paints will be model independent – any 2022 Bronco model will be available in Rash Green or Chilli Metallic when those order books open later this year. The model seen in these photos is a four-door Outer Banks with the Sasquatch package.
As part of the model year change, Base and Big Bend customers will have access to Cyber Orange paint, while Antimatter Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, and Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat paints will be phased out at the end of the season. Model year 2021. The phasing out of these paint choices is likely to leave some Bronco reservation holders frustrated. Due to production issues including a in a tweet, which means they won’t get the premium paint colors they were originally promised., many Ford Bronco 2021 reservation holders have had their orders automatically converted to model year 2022 by Ford. These customers “will be choosing from 2022 colors,” Ford spokesman Mike Levine said.
In other hardtop related news, the Bronco Nation vehicle fan website reports that the four-door Bronco Wildtrack models will be switch to a standard soft top for model year 2022, although the color-molded hardtop (previously standard equipment) is still available as an option. The two-door Wildtracks will continue with the modular hardtop, apparently because there is no factory soft top for the two-door model. A Ford spokesperson confirmed these key developments at Roadshow.
Ultimately, as first reported by Bronco NationFord is also replacing the heavy-duty modular front bumper on Badlands and Black Diamond models for 2022. The steel bumper, which includes a brush bumper bracket, front skid plate, winch mounting points. The factory and modular and removable end caps for better clearance will be replaced by a new Capable powder coated steel bumper, losing the modular function but gaining integrated fog lights and a different recovery point design. The Capable bumper will join the standard, heavy-duty modular bumper as the third configuration available on the 2022 MY Broncos.