The 2021 Ford Bronco has been one of the most anticipated cars in recent history. Although its launch has been littered with pandemics, production delays, and supply chain issues, customers are still frantically searching for their chance at actually getting one in the driveway. All that being said, the relaunched Bronco didn’t come in any exciting colors. Thankfully, the 2022 Ford Bronco is getting a new color, Eruption Green Metallic, and it is glorious.
The 2022 Ford Bronco is wearing a great new color
As MotorTrend points out, true car nuts have always had a weird obsession with green cars. From British Racing Green to Lizard Green, green has always gotten out goats. Wisely, Ford has taken its standard reds, oranges, and various blue/silvers and added a warm splash of cool green.
Somehow, green shades are equally perfect for SUVs and sports cars. In SUVs, the dark green hue conjures images of matte Willys Jeeps bouncing through Europe in the mid-’40s. These forestry shades equate to tough and wild motoring for many of us. Ford has branded the Bronco this way from day one, and now it has a paint color to match.
Green has always been a Bronco staple
Maybe Broncos in green isn’t quite as iconic as a red Ferrari or a silver Aston Martin, but shades of green have been a part of Bronco history since day one.
Eruption Green Metallic is a throwback of sorts to the first-generation Bronco color Mallard Green. If we fast forward a few decades, Ford originally had green in the line for the 2021 Bronco and inexplicably pulled it. Now it seems Ford is trying to right that wrong with this brilliant shade.
Green isn’t the only new Bronco shade
Although the addition of Eruption Green makes all the delays all the more appealing for those who have waited to pull the trigger, there is also another new color coming to the 2022 Ford Bronco. Ford will also allow customers to dress the next Broncos in Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat is a new option.
How many colors does the 2022 Ford Bronco come in?
Ford isn’t just adding new colors to the Bronco line; it’s also taking a few shades away. Antimatter Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, and Rapid Red Metallic will not be available after the 2021 order books close. Cyber Orange will now be offered on lower-trim Broncos (previously reserved for Black Diamond-trimmed cars and above).
After the additions and subtractions, the 2022 Ford Bronco colors total 10. The new green and new red will be available on every Bronco in the range, a treat for the base and Big Bend Bronco customers who don’t have access to the entire palette for 2021 models. The new colors join Area 51, Cactus Gray, Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, Iconic Silver, Oxford White, Race Red, Shadow Black, and Velocity Blue.
This should hit all prospective Bronco buyers as good news, whether you like the new colors or not. This, along with moving the bull bar to not cover the Bronco logo shows that Ford is genuinely trying to give its customers what they want with this one. The Bronco will likely continue to morph and shift over time to make a cooler off-roader.