Paying homage to the original 1966 Bronco, Ford has whipped the wraps off a series of new special-edition models, the Heritage and Heritage Limited editions. 

The Bronco two- and four-door Heritage models are distinguished from their standard stablemates with the addition of two-tone exterior paintwork. The modular hard-top roof is finished in “signature” Oxford White. 

This hue is carried over to the “unique” grille, incorporating Race Red “Ford” lettering, and the 17-inch aluminium heritage wheels (Heritage Limited models gain gloss-black items, featuring classic “dog dish” centres and Oxford White accents for a “more retro flare”). Oxford White has also been applied to several exterior accents, such as the side stripe, which, the Blue Oval brand says, dials up the throwback looks. The Sport variant has also gained Heritage styling.

These special editions also feature 1960s-era-inspired squared wheel arches with “Sasquatch-width” fender flares to provide a “visual callback” and cover the “nearly” 2.0-inch (50.8 mm) wider track. The powder-coated steel front bumper incorporates recovery points and fog lamps. 

The interior features “exclusive” touches. The Heritage Edition derivatives are equipped with plaid cloth-upholstered seats, an Oxford White instrument panel, centre console badging, and “exclusive” fore and aft red floor liners. Heritage Limited models feature leather-trimmed/vinyl plaid seats with white and Race Red contrast stitching. The Bronco Sport models also gain “exclusive” interior fitment, such as a Navy Pier instrument panel. 

The Heritage Edition is equipped with Ford’s 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine producing 221 kW and 441 Nm of torque. A seven-speed manual gearbox and 10-speed automatic transmission are available.

The Heritage Limited edition features a 2.7-litre EcoBoost motor. Coupled with a 10-speed auto, the V6 unit produces 243 kW and 563 Nm. The Sport Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited are equipped with 133 kW 1.5-litre and 184 kW 2.0-litre engines, respectively.

“Bronco captivated America in the mid-’60s with its rugged style and uncompromising off-road agility, a legacy that is still prevalent today,” said Mark Grueber, Bronco marketing manager.

“With these new Heritage and Heritage Limited editions, we’re paying respect to Bronco’s roots with nods to some of the signature design cues from the first-generation vehicle while continuing to build the brand with more special editions that our customers want.”

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