Ford’s Bronco lineup is increasing but once more. The 2022 Bronco Everglades is the ultimate model of the winch-and-snorkel-equipped prototype we noticed working round in camouflage final yr. Whereas the ultimate product will not be as spectacular because the also-new Bronco Raptor, it is a fairly neat little bit of package. And just like the Raptor, current Bronco reservation holders would be the first to get a crack at it.
The Everglades bundle is a far much less complete improve to the Bronco than Raptor is, for higher or for worse. Basically, you are getting an air consumption snorkel together with a customized entrance bumper and a winch to mount to it. The remaining is basically beauty, however the distinctive grille and fender graphics are the one purely visible upgrades. The Everglades’ safari bar, rock rails and bash plates all present some extent of off-road safety, at the very least, even when they do not convey any outright efficiency advantages. And lest we overlook, Everglades additionally contains Sasquatch.
Moreover, the massive objects we talked about above are literally fairly spectacular. Together with enabling the next water fording depth (36.Four inches, up from 33.5″), it includes a reversible consumption. The panels on the back and front of the snorkel’s higher part could be reversed, that means the air inlet could be positioned to face both ahead or rearward. The previous will work simply nice for regular circumstances, however the rearward setup is good when you anticipate to tug lots of mud or different particulates into the air consumption. A snorkel on the roof could seem to be it ought to permit for greater than a further three inches of water fording, however the truth of the matter is that the air consumption place is simply a part of the equation. Each axles, the switch case and the transmission had been additionally modified with raised vents.
The 10,000-pound winch is not fairly as intelligent, however the best way it is mounted is. Ford engineered the winch receiver right into a bumper designed to work harmoniously with the Bronco’s varied computer-assisted security methods, that means it is not going to intrude with any forward-facing sensors and the bumper and crash construction ought to nonetheless carry out as much as manufacturing unit requirements within the occasion of a frontal collision.
Everglades will likely be primarily based on the two.Three-liter turbocharged Four-cylinder making 300 horsepower; Ford’s launch made no point out of with the ability to possibility a V6. It ought to go on sale this summer season however current Bronco reservation holders can place their orders starting in March. Pricing will begin at $54,195 (together with $1,495 for vacation spot).