June 9, 2023

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New Ford Bronco production delayed until summer 2021 due to COVID

The 2021 Ford Bronco start has been delayed until finally summer season owing to COVID-related provider delays, the firm reported. The Sasquatch deal for handbook transmission designs has been pushed back again from late 2021 availability to the 2022 product year. 

Ford spokesperson Jiyan Cadiz verified to Autoblog that Bronco buy financial institutions will now open in mid-January alternatively than on Dec. seven, as originally prepared. Hopefuls who reserved a 2021 Bronco back again when it initial debuted will now have until finally March 19 to ensure and finalize their builds with their regional dealers the primary deadline was Jan. 31. Deliveries of 2021 designs will start off in the summer season. 

“All-new Bronco two-doorway and 4-doorway customer deliveries will start off in the summer season, alternatively than the spring, owing to COVID-related challenges suppliers are suffering from,” Cadiz reported. “We are dedicated to making Broncos with the top quality our shoppers expect and deserve.”

Ford claims it has more than 190,000 pending reservations for the ’21 Bronco shoppers searching for to basically purchase one particular off the whole lot may possibly have to wait around at least a year for the option. Ford also verified that those who want the Sasquatch off-street deal paired with the two.three-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and handbook transmission will have to wait around until finally buy financial institutions open for the 2022 product year, right after asserting before this year that it would be a late-availability option for 2021. 

The Sasquatch deal bundles various enthusiast must-haves, together with digital locking front and rear axles, Bilstein shocks, 35-inch mud-terrain tires, beadlock-capable wheels and wider fender flares. The Badlands trim, which provides digital sway-bar disconnect, continues to be an option for the hardcore crowd, and is nonetheless readily available with a handbook transmission and 4-cylinder for those with more fiscal versatility.