There is another restyle coming up, it is the 2024 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition. The Bronco nameplate was recently revived. It has been many years since we saw one roll off the production track. Ford did a good job at reimagining the famed SUV. They gave it a lot of good tools to make it an excellent vehicle once more.
It had good fuel economy, nice steering, and an amazing classic retro look. Enter the Heritage Edition, which brings back memories from the 1966 Bronco model. This was the year the SUV actually debuted. In that memory, Ford is going to make exactly 1966 units. Let’s read more about what the new Bronco might look like.
Retro Interior Design
On the inside, we can expect very few changes for the Bronco SUV. The new Heritage Edition will receive special upholstery. This is due to it being a throwback version. This means a plaid cloth for seating, perhaps they throw in contrast stitching for some extra style points. This type of upholstery was very popular in the ‘80s Bronco model. Technology however will be modern. Expect a touchscreen of at least 11 inches for infotainment.
The dashboard should also be digital, but it might look better if it was the old analog type. Safety features are a must. Expect your standard, automatic brakes, lane departure alert, front collision alert, and such. It remains to be seen if there will be hands-free driving incorporated into the SUV. This might help drivers relax after a long day but not fall asleep completely.
Ford Bronco Heritage Edition Exterior Upgrades and Colors
The outside is a spitting image of the old Bronco model. There are numerous colors for the exterior. We have Robin’s Egg Blue, Yellowstone Metallic, or Peak Blue. Oxford White is on the front grille which looks like the old one. Big Bronco lettering in bright red. We have 17-inch lightweight aluminum wheels wrapped with Goodyear off-roading tires.
The rims are also bright white. Bumpers are prominent and noticeable. We aren’t sure if there will be a winch or hook capability. The headlights are a bit changed from the classic model. They are linear but still not too thin. Overall, we like the revival of this long-forgotten SUV.
The engine lineup for the 2024 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition will look similar to other models. We will get the Big Bend trim level which has a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine. This can produce around 180 horsepower. There is also a larger engine, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost with 300 horsepower which is more than enough to move the SUV around. The Bronco comes with a seven-speed manual or ten-speed automatic transmission. There is also a pricier model, Heritage Limited Edition which is similar to Badlands trim level. It has a 2.0-liter EcoBoost and 250 horsepower.
The strongest of the bunch would be a 2.7-liter V6 in the Bronco Sport with 330 horsepower. It is a bit of a surprise that there aren’t any hybrid versions or electric SUVs. A hybrid powertrain would reap many benefits. Including more horsepower and longer life for the engine. The electric motor could move the SUV on its own for more than 40 miles. Not to mention improved fuel economy. Electric SUVs are popular at the moment, and the Bronco already has a platform to support all the components. Everything would be moved under the cabin and steering and handling would be better for it. Perhaps due to this being a Heritage Edition, they wanted to stick with the traditional engine.
The strongest of the bunch, Bronco Sport, can get around 26 mpg of combined driving. This is with the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine. As already mentioned, going with a hybrid would pump those numbers up by great increments.
2024 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition Price and Release Date
We can expect to see the new 2024 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition on the road, later in 2023. This is just in time when other manufacturers reveal their creations. The basic model for the Heritage Edition is priced at $34245, which is a bit more than the Bronco Sport Big Bend. Also, Sport Heritage Limited is $46250 as opposed to the Badlands trim for $38830.