The color palette will be changing for the second production year.
Production of the 2021 Ford Bronco was delayed due to “Covid-related challenges” and supplier issues, meaning the highly-anticipated model isn't expected to arrive until late in the year. Ford has even been forced to push back some deliveries, meaning pre-order customers may receive a 2022 model year rather than a 2021 vehicle. Getting a 2022 Bronco may not seem like a big deal, but it may bear some impact on owners who were expecting a certain color.
A hopeful Bronco owner reached out to Ford's North American Product Communications Manager Mike Levine on Twitter to ask about any upcoming color changes: “I'm excited to order my Bronco. My biggest worry right now is the color. I want the Cyber Orange but based on my res number I'm expecting a MY22. Is Cyber Orange still going to be a color option for MY22 or will it be a one-year option?”
Levine doesn't often answer future production questions, preferring to remain vague as he did on the topic of the Bronco Sasquatch Package being available with a manual gearbox, but in this case, he provided a pretty clear answer. “Not sure if Cyber Orange will still be available for MY22,” Levine responded. “New colors come in when others go and there are new colors coming in 2022.” This is a pretty revealing response, as it not only confirms Ford's plans to introduce more colors for the 2022 model year, it also proves that some of the Bronco's 12 current color options will go away after the first model year.
The 2021 Bronco can currently be ordered in Shadow Black, Oxford White, Antimatter Blue, Cactus Gray, Iconic Silver, Area 51, Carbonized Gray, Rapid Red, Race Red, Cyber Orange, or Velocity Blue. Buyers who manage to nab a Bronco First Edition can also select a special color called Lightning Blue. We assume that Lighting Blue is an easy choice for a color option that won't carry over into 2022 since it is only available on the First Edition.
Of course, it's still early days for the Bronco, so we suspect MY22 product planning is still up in the air. That's likely why Levine couldn't give a definitive answer as customer demand and other production influences will probably play a role.