The Ford Bronco Heritage Edition is now in its final development stage. Spies have recently spotted it.
The Blue Oval plans to launch the Ford Bronco Heritage Edition for the 2023 model year.
While order books for the current 2022 Bronco already closed, the 2023 model ordering should begin pretty soon, including, as far as we understand, the new Heritage Edition with visual cues inspired by the original 1966 Ford Bronco.
Certainly, we wonder what it will look like and what will have under the hood.
A vehicle assumedly with this commemorative package was spied undisguised not so long ago on the public roads in Michigan, according to Muscle Cars & Trucks.
We expect to see a revised grille, a roof rack, a model-specific two-tone paint combination, and the Sasquatch Package with 35-inch Goodyears Wrangler tires on retro dog-dish style wheels among the distinctions of the 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition.
UPDATE 08-11-22: To commemorate the original Bronco, the entire Ford Bronco family, namely 2- and 4-door vehicles as well as the Bronco Sport, has received the Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited Edition variants for the 2023 model year.
They come with classic design elements like a roof, a grille, wheels in Oxford White paint, Bronco script fender graphics, and a special palette of exterior colors to choose from.
UPDATE 08-14-22: According to Bronco6G forum posts, order banks for existing reservations on the 2023 Ford Bronco will open on September 12 and stop on November 14, 2022. Within this period, customers will be able to convert their reservations into orders. From Nov. 14, retail orders should open.
The automaker sold five generations of its Bronco from the 1966 to 1996 model years. Ford’s Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne has always been a production site for the iconic vehicle.
The company introduced the current sixth generation Bronco for the 2021 model year.
Originally the Ford Bronco was a compact off-road SUV on its own chassis. Then it grew to a full-size SUV in 1977 and was such till 1996. Over its history, the Ford Bronco also appeared in the form of a roadster, a pickup, or a wagon.
From 2021 till now, this is a midsize SUV, a direct competitor to the Jeep Wrangler, available both as a two-door and a four-door (hardtop) convertible.
Photo: original 1966 Ford Bronco