Ford has introduced retro versions of the Bronco SUV and Bronco Sport crossover. Both received the Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited Edition versions, which differ not only in decor but also in engines and a set of standard equipment. The most expensive is the Bronco Heritage Limited Edition. It is built on the basis of the Badlands configuration, equipped with a V6 2.7 engine with a capacity of 314 horsepower, and is available in only one color Robin’s Egg Blue.
Sometimes it is not only possible to return to the past, but also necessary. This is best done by American automakers, so almost every one of them has a car with a Heritage prefix in the model range. The latest example is the Bronco SUV and Bronco Sport crossover in Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited Edition versions, imitating the classic Bronco from the 60s. This connection is emphasized even by the circulation: 1966 copies for each body type.
The Bronco Heritage Edition is easiest to identify by the two-tone body with the Oxford White roof and by the white radiator grille with the red inscription “FORD”. Other features of the version are 17—inch vintage wheels and plastic wheel arch extensions, giving the all-terrain vehicle a more brutal look. Steel front bumper with powder coating integrated towing lugs and “fog lights” are standard equipment.
The Bronco Heritage Edition SUV will be available in five colors, the Heritage Limited Edition — is only in Robin’s Egg Blue, similar to the shade of Arcadian Blue for the 1966 Bronco. Next year they promise to add yellow Yellowstone Metallic to the palette, and in 2024 – blue Peak Blue.
At the same time, the basis of the usual Heritage is the Big Bend package with the Sasquatch package (2.3 EcoBoost, 274 hp, 420 Nm), and the Heritage Limited Edition is built on the basis of Bronco Badlands and differs not only in decor but also in the engine (V6 2.7, 314 hp, 542 Nm).
The Bronco Sport crossover of the Heritage series also received a roof and radiator grille in Oxford White, wheels with a diameter of 17 inches, and a special interior finish. The younger Heritage Edition comes with a 1.5 engine (183 hp, 258 Nm), and the older Limited Edition comes with 2.0 (248 hp, 373 Nm).
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Both are equipped with an eight-speed “automatic” and a High-Performance Off-road Stability Suspension (H.O.S.S.) suspension, including single-tube rear shock absorbers, reconfigured front struts with hydraulic rebound buffers and stabilizers.
In addition, the Bronco Sport Heritage Limited Edition equipment includes off-road tires with an external diameter of 29 inches and an all-wheel drive transmission with individual clutches in the rear wheel drives.
Crossover prices range from $34,245 to $44,655. The Bronco SUV costs more: $44,305 for the Heritage Edition and $66,895 for the Heritage Limited Edition.