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Year of Bronco: Bronco Nation in 2021 –– and a Look Ahead to ‘22

Year of Bronco: Bronco Nation in 2021 –– and a Look Ahead to ‘22

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This last year held so much anticipation for the Bronco. We began 2021 with walkarounds of the different trims, saw the start of production in June, and ended with sneak peeks of the upcoming Bronco Raptor and Everglades.

No doubt, the year was difficult with delays, and we would have loved to see more order holders take delivery of their Broncos. Still, the year was rich with memories: attending events ranging from King of the Hammers to Super Celebration East and West, trips to the four Off-Roadeo locations, and member meetups among those in the community who did get to bring a Bronco home. Watch some of the moments, glance over the year’s timeline, and look forward to what we’ll see in 2022.

Some Key Stories of 2021

Ford Announces the Black Painted Modular Hard Tops are Moving to MY22: Ford announced that the black painted modular hard top option for the 2021 Ford Bronco will be delayed to the 2022 model year.

Sold, For $1.1m! 2021 Bronco First Edition Vin #001: Ford auctioned the 2021 Ford Bronco (VIN# 001) — a 2-door First Edition — for charity at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction on March 27, 2021.

4WP Builds Memories and Milestones Into 2021 Bronco: Rigs done right: 4 Wheel Parts incorporated 30 unique designs including a full suspension system, plus wheel details long-time Bronco fans will remember.

2021 Ford Bronco Conquers Moab Top Of The World Trail: Vaughn Gittin Jr., Loren Healy, and their team put a 2021 Ford Bronco through the paces in Moab, Utah on the Top of the World trail.

Record-Breaking Fun at the Carlisle Ford Nationals: The 2021 Carlisle Ford Nationals was so enjoyable that Ford fans are already looking forward to next year’s event.

2.7L EcoBoost Bronco Takes on 5.0L Boss 302 Tribute Early Bronco: A 2021 Ford Bronco with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine took on a 5.0L Boss 302 tribute Early Bronco.

Battle of the Ponies: Shelby American vs. Shelby Hall: The 2021 Ford Bronco, driven by professional racer Shelby Hall, went head-to-head with a Shelby GT500 SE, manned by Shelby American CEO Gary Patterson. Who won?

Doug DeMuro | The New 2021 Ford Bronco Is the Hottest SUV of the Year: Automotive industry expert reviewer Doug DeMuro gave his view of the 2021 Ford Bronco in this walk-though video.

Ford Hard Tops Announcement: Delivered Tops Replaced, Unscheduled Orders Move to MY22: All Broncos delivered with an affected MIC hard top received a replacement. Additionally, all unscheduled hard top orders were announced to be moving to MY22.

All Four Bronco Off-Roadeo Locations are Open: Attend Now: Bronco Off-Roadeo is up and running in all four locations spread across the U.S. Watch these reels of the trails and features of each location.

Ford Bronco Capable Bumper Joins Options for 2022: For 2022, Ford has added the Capable bumper to the Bronco lineup.

Ford Releases Two New Hues for ’22: Ford announced revisions to the Bronco color choices expected to go into production in December of 2021.

Tackling the Trail to Grizzly Lake in a 2021 Bronco: Bronco Nation member Jon Melton, of Nashville Early Bronco, showed you how to get the most out of your 2021 Bronco by coaching you through Colorado’s trail to Grizzly Lake.

2022 Bronco –– What Do I Need to Do and What Are My Options?: We broke down what you need to know for the second year of sixth-generation Bronco ordering and production.

New Everglades Special Edition Confirmed by Ford: Ford confirmed the Everglades will be joining the Raptor in the roster of special edition Broncos coming in MY22.

Your Bronco, Built: Ford Thanks Customers with Photos of Their Vehicles: Ford sent Bronco order holders a unique thank you note for their patience and loyalty: their very own Bronco, fresh off the line.

The Road to Rebelle | Inspiring and Equipping Tomorrow’s Off-Roaders: In the “Road to Rebelle,” we showcased the sweat and effort the women put into getting ready for the eight-day precision driving and navigation event.

Bronco Gets a V8: Ford Announces the Bronco DR: Ford revealed the Bronco DR, a limited-edition production desert racer designed to take on Baja 1000 with V8 power.

Complete List: All the Broncos and Sports at SEMA 2021, from Early Gens to 2023: See all the Broncos and Sports at SEMA, from Early Gens to 6th Gens on Bronco Nation, the SEMA 2021 Bronco Headquarters.

The Sunset Bronco: An Award-Winning Build with a Solid Axle Swap – Video: This Base Bronco — the first solid axle swap on a 2021 and Ford Outstanding Achievement Award winner — was built to wheel.

Exclusive: First Look at the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Off Road: See the best look yet of the underbody on this near-production vehicle, including its dual exhaust, Raptor branded rear differential cover, iconic front Raptor grill, and Fox-equipped suspension.

Bronco Nation Community Contributes $10K+ to JDRF; BN Code Produces Winner!: The 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition Four-Door sweepstakes produced exciting results: nearly $500,000 raised to help combat juvenile diabetes, and a Bronco Nation winner.

Exclusive: Ford Bronco Everglades Tease: It was about time for a glimpse of the Bronco Everglades –– and Bronco Nation has the exclusive images.

The Science of Sound Pt.1: Iconic Design –– Bronco’s B&O Sound System: The B&O system is custom-tailored and tuned to the Bronco.

Lifting 101: Bronco Edition | 4 Ways to Alter Suspension with Pros and Cons of Each: If you want to alter your suspension, here are four methods to consider.

A Bronco Love Story: Bronco Nation Member Surprises His Breast Cancer Survivor Wife With New Bronco: Michael surprises Maureen with the keys to a new Bronco.

2022: Even More to Come

Bronco Nation and the Bronco community are looking forward to what’s coming this year: Many more of you will be taking delivery of your Broncos, and new orders will be placed. We’re going to see new details on the new series, complete modifications on our vehicles, travel to exciting places, and meet excellent people. Don’t miss out! Save the Date: 2022 Ford and Bronco Nation Events

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