The long-awaited 2021 Ford Broncos are finally here! Although it seems like we’ve been saying this a lot, Ford has announced that it’s for real this time. It’s been a long time since Ford has manufactured Bronco four-wheel-drive vehicles, and it seemed like an even longer time when we had to wait for production to finish after all the hype. Now, we can find out if the hype was worth it and if the Ford Bronco will meet up to our expectations.
As you’re reading this article, the 2021 Ford Bronco models are being shipped to dealerships everywhere. Talk about exciting!
What Took the Ford Bronco So Long?
It seems like the Ford Bronco took a long time to be revived and sent to the dealerships, but this is mostly because production was halted a lot due to the coronavirus global pandemic. It was a trying year for the Ford Motor Company as they also had issues with supply chain distributions and in the aspect of the modular roof option that many customers wanted.
In January of this year, two pre-production Broncos were burnt and destroyed in a fire. Regardless of all the challenges, Ford kept the momentum up until now, and the anticipation for the new Broncos continued to shoot through the roof. Just by July last year, Ford recorded over 150,000 reservations for this new vehicle in two weeks and four days.
What to Expect
The Ford Broncos are finally leaving the factories, and you can expect to see the first-ever four-door Bronco being sold in the market. This sounds louder than the first Bronco built in 25 years, and the lucky customers that made reservations will be a part of this.
It’s expected that the four-door Broncos will sell impressively well because, for the past years, the four-door Wrangler from Jeep has been selling way more than the two-door versions of Bronco. Even the Ford CEO said last year that Ford planned to steal loyal fans away from the Wrangler.
The Bronco vehicles have a starting price of $29,995 if you’re purchasing the base model. The price is pretty competitive, although this isn’t surprising since they have already recorded 125,000 orders. According to Mark Grueber, the Ford consumer marketing manager, Customers will be receiving them any day now. It’s been a long time, almost 25 years to the day, since the last Bronco rolled off the line here. Customers have been counting the days. I think it’s going to be a fantastic product. It’ll be worth the wait.”
Production of the new Ford Bronco is taking place in the Michigan-based Assembly Plant, and the Motor Company even had to make major upgrades to the factory so that it can meet the needs of production. It was announced that this process created 2,700 jobs and cost $750 million. Even the previous Wayne Assembly Plant beside this one was transformed into a Modification Center, a place where the factory workers can fit in different upgrade packages and accessories like safari bars, sticker packs, roof racks, and more to the Broncos before they are shipped out.
Your Bronco is Coming!
If you’re excited about the newest Ford vehicle, you can join Ford as they commemorate this achievement with the Bronco Celebration. This is a behind-the-scenes Launch Experience that they will be streaming here.
As the Bronco is nearly sold out and the demand is shooting through the roof, you can start looking out for them in your neighbors’ garage. Or, if you ordered one yourself, then keep your phone close to you because your dealer will be calling you anytime now.
When will the Ford Bronco be available?
It would be available by summer this year. Since they are already leaving factories, dealerships should start calling by July.
Is the 2021 Ford Bronco sold out?
The Ford Bronco most likely has been sold out for the 2021 model year but the Ford Motor Company taking reservations for the 2022 model year. The First Edition models were the first to be sold out.
When will the 2022 Ford Bronco be available?
Production for the 2022 model year Bronco will begin in the late fourth quarter of 2021, with vehicles arriving at dealers in the first quarter of 2022.
How long is the wait for the Ford Bronco?
If your Bronco isn’t part of those leaving factories now, you might have to wait till 2022 for a new one. But, if you already placed your order, the wait might not last longer than a month.