You know it had to happen and it finally has. For 2023 the Blue Oval has rolled out the retro surprise packages for the new gen Ford Bronco family both for the baby Sport and the full-size two and four-door models. Complete with bright colors and styling touches that will roll your brain back to 1966, there are two new Heritage models to choose from.
I gotta be honest, I love both of these so hear me gush a little. The whole thing starts with two-tone paint which includes an Oxford White top and styling accents all around most notably the grille panel. Here the word BRONCO slides across in Race Red just for some extra pop.
From there we branch off and talk about the two distinct models offered here and we’ll start with the more base level Bronco Heritage. On this one you get bright white 17-inch alloy wheels, the same design just introduced on the Everglade model. I absolutely love these! Added is a white graphic stripe front to rear to really sing the 1960’s.
It also gets what has fast become the more popular square wheel opening look, that is the non Scout theme – here with Sasquatch-width removable flares and of course wrapping its 2-inch wider track. You also get the powder-coated winch capable front bumper with hooks and fog lights.
The cabin is really where you’re gonna want to crank up The Who and tune out. Here you get retro plaid cloth seats and highly contrasting Oxford White instrument panel applique along with center console badge. Seats are saddle color leather-trimmed plaid with red accent stitching which for my eyes lean more 70’s than 60’s but retro none the less.
Because the Bronco Heritage Edition is based on the Big Bend trim grade mechanicals include the 300 horsepower 2.3-liter turbocharged four with either the 7-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmissions. Included is the Sasquatch Package with the top off-road suspension and 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler tires all around. Beefy and retro.
Bronco Heritage Edition offers the exclusive color of Robin’s Egg Blue but also Yellowstone Metallic in addition to three other standard colors.
The next step up is the very limited Heritage Limited Edition of which only 1966 copies will be made to commemorate – you guessed it 1966. It comes with a few unique visual mods including a different variation of the wheels, here gloss black with a white lip. There’s also a different stripe variation and metal Bronco badges for that extra old time touch.
Based on the Badlands trim, the Heritage Limited Edition gets the more powerful 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 330 horsepower and a standard 10-speed automatic.
Pricing for these two will start at $44,305 for the Heritage Edition and $66,895 for the Heritage Limited Edition. Initial orders for the new Heritage family will be prioritized for current Bronco order holders – still waiting. This is a bone for you. Ordering availability will open up for the rest of the newbies sometime next year.