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Ford reveals some of the redesigned 2022 F-150 Raptor in promo photo and video

Ford has redesigned the F-150 Raptor for the 2022 model year.

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As promised, a new Ford F-150 Raptor is on the way. While there's very little that's publicly known about the new model, we have a date to look forward to: February 3, 2021. That's when Ford will formally unveil the newest member of its redesigned F-150 lineup.

Since the last-generation Raptor debuted, there has been an influx of new truck models, each being pushed as capable off- and on-road. Despite the competition, the Raptor has always been considered the most capable. That is until the Ram 150 TRX came along.

Ram's Raptor-fighter is an off-roading specialist. The 2021 Ram TRX delivers Hellcat-derived power and desert-honed off-roading skills. It's the quickest, fastest, most powerful mass-produced pickup truck ever made.

On Thursday, a member of Ford's communications team tweeted an image of the new Raptor's grille along with date and time information regarding the reveal of the vehicle.

Then, on Friday afternoon Ford CEO Jim Farley tweeted a video of the vehicle giving us the best public look at the model yet. Backed by Metallica's "Enter Sandman", the video shows the Raptor come alive with headlights projecting the off-road terrain, a squared-off signature daytime running lights, and an illuminated grille upper. The truck's cab and bed configuration appear to remain the same for 2022 as they did for 2020.

What engine does it have? Will it be able to beat out the Ram TRX in the desert? We may not get all the answers on February 3 but the picture will be clearer.

The Raptor will be a 2022 model when it arrives at dealerships. Pricing is expected to be similar to the 2020 model.

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The Bronco will get two new colors for 2022.


The new Ford Bronco was in such high demand that buyers were in for a long wait, even before the pandemic and microchip shortages wreaked havoc on automotive supply chains and production. Even now, with little hope of a speedy vehicle delivery, buyers are still lining up to get the new SUV, and to reward those whose dreams will have to wait until 2022, Ford is debuting two new colors: Eruption Green and Hot Pepper Metallic.

2022 Ford Bronco Eruption Green and Hot Pepper Metallic will be available. Ford

Ford revealed the colors at this year's Woodward Dream Cruise. The first-generation Bronco, which ran from 1966 through 1977, was the featured vehicle at the cruise, which presented the opportunity to introduce new colors for the upcoming model year. The two new colors won't join the Bronco's existing color catalog until order banks open for the new model year later in 2021. Ford says that the current color catalog which includes Antimatter Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, and Rapid Red Metallic will be available through the end of the 2021 model year.

2022 Ford Bronco Many Bronco buyers will have to wait until 2022 to get their new SUV.Ford

The new colors may end up being the shades of choice for many current hopeful Bronco buyers. Along with pandemic-related delays, Ford's rollout of the new Bronco has been plagued by hardtop-related cosmetic issues. The problem is big enough for the automaker to replace the top of every hardtop Bronco built so far. This includes vehicles already purchased, the rare few sitting on dealers' lots, and even recently produced vehicles still hanging around the factory. Buyers still waiting for their Broncos to be built will be waiting a while, to the point that Ford says many orders will be pushed into the new model year. Ford is offering Bronco-related merchandise and promises a price lock for all buyers whose orders have been pushed, and now it appears they'll have two new colors to choose from as well.

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Three two-women teams will compete in a new Bronco or Bronco Sport.


As the pandemic ramped up last summer, auto event organizers were canceling left and right to avoid gathering groups of people to spread the virus. A few events went on, especially outdoor racing events such as the Rebelle Rally. The all-woman off-road event covers desert terrain in Nevada and California, and this year Ford Motor Company is sending three teams to compete in different versions of the Bronco and Bronco Sport SUVs.

All three teams will compete in some sort of Bronco SUV. Shelby Hall and Penny Dale, who drive a Bronco Sport in last year's Rebelle Rally, return to the competition in 2021, this time with a Bronco two-door. Pro off-roaders Melissa Fischer and Cora Jokinen will pilot a Bronco Sport in the X-cross class and novice racers Kathryn Reinhardt and Victoria Bundrant from accessory supplier 4Wheel Parts will drive a four-door Bronco in the 4x4 class.

2021 Rebelle Rally Two Broncos and a Bronco Sport will compete. Ford

The Bronco Sport and Bronco four-door are both Badlands models. The two-door Bronco is a Wildtrak model. All of the SUVs have been decked out in special Bronco 4600-inspired race livery. The two-door Bronco will enter the competition equipped with the Sasquatch package, but will otherwise retain is factory stock configuration. The Bronco Sport will also remain stock, other than having its back seat removed. Ford says the 4Wheel Parts team will accessorize the four-door Bronco.

The Rebelle Rally is the first women's off-road navigation rally in the United States. Teams are not allowed to use electronic maps, such as in-dash navigation or mapping tools built into smartphones. Ford says its teams will disable the features in the Broncos they'll be driving in the event.

2021 Rebelle Rally The Bronco Sport will remain stock, but will have its back seats removed.Ford

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