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Even though the new Ford Bronco has hardly even started its first production year, Ford is gearing up for the production of the 2022 Ford Bronco. As production kinks get worked out, murmurs of some new additions come to the Ford Bronco. New leaks suggest that the next Bronco will feature three brand-new colors.  

2021 Ford Bronco crushing some Moab trails
2021 Ford Bronco | Ford

Is the 2022 Ford Bronco really getting new colors? 

New colors are one of the more exciting things Ford could announce for the new line of Broncos. That may sound a bit vain, but the truth is, a variety of colors will raise the appeal to more potential buyers – and more colors are just more fun.

Reports suggest that a Bronco Forum member snuck a peek at leaked photos of the 2022 Bronco lineup that included three new colorways. The images showed a total of eight colors for the new off-roader. 

The eight colors were Shadow Black, Iconic Silver, Area 51, Carbonized Gray, Cactus Gray, Race Red, Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat, and Oxford White. However, the 2021 Ford Bronco has a total of 11 colors. The leaked screengrab left out Antimatter Blue, Rapid Red, and Velocity Blue, for some reason. Why would these colors be canceled without replacement? 

Is there any evidence to suggest this color change is true? 

A 2021 Ford Bronco 4WD SUV off-roading on a cloudy day
2021 Ford Bronco | Ford

Assuming the reported leaked images are real, one of the best bits of evidence to suggest the supposed lack of color options is that the only two shades of blue have been left out. Do we really believe the “Blue Oval” people will make the 2022 Ford Bronco without a blue option? Secondly, Ford has already suggested adding some new colors. 

A Bronco shopper recently asked Ford rep, Mike Levine if Cyber Orange would carry into 2022. He responded with, “Not sure if Cyber Orange will still be available [for 2022]. New colors come in when others go, and there are new colors coming in 2022.” Back in January, the Bronco Nation forum posted, “We have confirmed from Ford that a new green is coming [in 2022].”

Seeing as how this forum was created by Ford’s own PR people, it is likely a solid lead. Not to mention, Ford fans have been slobbering over the eventual performance version of the Bronco known as the Warthog. There is little to no chance Ford won’t offer this tusked mixed metaphor in anything less than some flashy new colors. 

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The same forum user who claimed the sleuthy screenshots also mentioned seeing an old Ford friend dressed in new colors; the 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500. That one features 13 shades, two more colors than are offered on the 2021 GT500, and there’s a huge overhaul if this is accurate. Like the 2022 Ford Bronco, some Shelby GT500 colors had to go to make room for the new shades.

The five current colors disappearing are Antimatter Blue, Ford Performance Blue, Grabber Yellow, Twister Orange, and Velocity Blue. However, Ford is replacing those five lost colors with seven new flamboyant ones: Atlas Blue, Code Orange, Cyber Orange Metallic, Dark Matter Gray, Eruption Green, Grabber Blue, and Oil Slick Blue-Purple. These hues will accompany the remaining Carbonized Gray, Iconic Silver, Oxford White, Race Red, Rapid Red, and Shadow Black.

Reports suggest that both the 2022 Ford Bronco and the 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 should hit dealer lots over the next few months. However, with the ongoing chip shortage and other reproduction difficulties, along with the COVID-19 Delta surge, the wise among us won’t be holding their breath. Ford has been positively plagued with production setbacks on the Ford Bronco every step of the way. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.