If you haven’t already booked your 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition, there’s a good chance Ford’s latest surprise won’t mean much. Today, the Dearborn-based automaker announced on Twitter that it will be offering the first Bronco Edition in an exclusive new color – Lightning Blue. It’s a color that isn’t available on the rest of the Bronco lineup like the other colors Ford offers on the limited-run SUV.
The Lightning Blue exterior color joins four others available on the first edition: Area 51, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Cactus Gray and Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat. However, these colors are also available on other Bronco versions. The exclusive blue color should help heal any injuries Ford inflicted on customers when it doubled the production of the first edition from 3,500 to 7,000. Some felt that move devalued the limited-run model, even though Ford already had reservations for the additional 3,500 models.
Customers who buy a Bronco First Edition – $ 59,305 for the two-door and $ 63,500 for the four-door (prices exclude the destination charge of $ 1,495) – will get a well-appointed all-terrain SUV. Ford offers the first edition with the Lux and Sasquatch packages while packing it with amenities such as heated leather seats, a B&O audio system and a 12-inch infotainment screen. Under the hood is Ford’s 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 producing 310 horsepower (231 kilowatts) and 400 pound-feet (542 Newton-meters) of torque. The only transmission is Ford’s 10-speed automatic.
The addition of the Lightning Blue color completes the palate of the First Edition, although those who opt for this one may have to wait to get their SUV. We have photos of pre-production models rolling off the assembly line, but that means actual production is still months away, maybe not until March or April of next year. Even so, Ford has racked up over 165,000 deposits for the Bronco, which, while not sales, could make it difficult to buy a Bronco when it goes on sale in the year. next – and you probably won’t get it in Lightning Blue, either.