Throughout automotive history, there have been styling “throwbacks” to commemorate and celebrate the vehicles of the past that brought us to where we are today. While these “throwbacks” can come in the form of a simple styling cue that harkens back to another time in history, the most common “throwback” editions often come in the form of heritage or anniversary editions, which place retro-inspired cosmetics on a newer vehicle. While some car brands succeeded with these simple heritage editions, the Ford Bronco Sport is not left out of the throwback party. Here is everything you need to know about styling in the Ford Bronco Sport Heritage Edition.
What is the Ford Bronco Sport?
When the Ford Bronco was announced in 2020, the automotive marketplace rejoiced. After years of rumors and speculation, Ford’s off-road legend would return after a 25-year hiatus. But alongside the more off-road-focused Bronco came a newcomer; the Ford Bronco Sport.
The Ford Bronco Sport is a compact crossover SUV. It shares a platform with the Ford Maverick and the Ford Escape. The focus of the Ford Bronco Sport is to give the distinctive and award-winning cosmetics of the Ford Bronco to a bigger, more practical market. The Ford Bronco Sport is a capable SUV, and every model comes standard with four-wheel drive.
The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport Heritage Edition
According to Autoblog, the Ford Bronco Sport Heritage Edition will be released for the 2023 model year. Ford has since confirmed this with its own press release. According to the automaker, “For 2023, the entire Bronco® family – including Bronco two-door, Bronco four-door and Bronco Sport SUVs – offers Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited Edition models as a tribute to the original Bronco vehicles that roamed the trails more than a half-century ago.”
For the Ford Bronco Sport, all Heritage Edition models will feature signature Oxford White accents. The compact SUV will also feature a “uniquely painted roof to mimic the original Bronco style.” The vehicle’s grille also features Race Red “BRONCO” lettering. Adding to the vehicle’s throwback appearance are additional styling touches such as Oxford White 17-inch aluminum heritage wheels and bodyside stripes.
As for interior styling? Both Heritage Edition models include plaid cloth seats and a Navy Pier instrument panel with Oxford White accents. According to Ford, the “Navy Pier color was inspired by the cloth seats that were available in Bronco in the 1980s.” Throughout the interior are several other accents. This includes Race Red and Robin’s Egg Blue accent stitching on the SUV’s seats and armrests.
Is a Heritage Edition worth the buy?
The Bronco Sport Heritage Edition will start at $34,245. Meanwhile, the Heritage Limited starts at $44,655. With car prices increasing yearly, it’s safe to assume this Bronco Sport will hold its value over the years. Suppose you are looking to buy a Ford Bronco due to its retro styling. In that case, the Bronco Sport Heritage Edition is bound to be the perfect Bronco for you. It’ll give you all of the performance you have been looking for out of the new Ford Bronco Sport. It will also get you behind the wheel of an SUV with some awesome 1960s-inspired cosmetics.