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2021 FORD BRONCO HAS BEGUN PRODUCTION, ORDERS SHIPPING TO DEALERS

Roughly 125,000 Ford Broncos Have Been Ordered

2021 Ford Bronco Production Michigan Assembly
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It’s finally happening. After a few setbacks, it’s time for the world to bend to the will of the 2021 Ford Bronco. All of these short-term slip ups will mean almost nothing in the long run, as over 125,000 rabid buyers impatiently wait for their Bronco orders to be fulfilled. And each and every 2021 Bronco 2-Door and 4-Door will be built at the Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP) in Wayne, Michigan, near Detroit Metro Airport. The start of Ford Bronco production is the culmination of a $750 million investment into the plant, adding 2,700 jobs.

Over 190,000 people reserved a 2021 Ford Bronco for a refundable $100; an order conversion rate of 65 percent. The breakdown of trim levels is not immediately clear, but the 2021 Ford Bronco does start at $29,995, with the Bronco 4-Door First Edition cracking $61,000 at the bleeding top end. All First Edition Broncos are spoken for.

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Ford Bronco Teasers Fill In Space

Ford has been filling the downtime with plenty of announcements to keep the Bronco faithful plugged in. For starters, special Ford Bronco 4400 vehicles had a go at King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, California. Ford also debuted tons of accessories for the 2021 Bronco 2-Door and 4-Door, as well as special builds from the likes of RTR Vehicles and ARB. And, of course, there’s the teaser of the 2022 Bronco Raptor, nicknamed as the Bronco Warthog.

The Ford Bronco Raptor is expected to share a design cue with both the F-150 Raptor and Ranger Raptor models, proudly displaying “F-O-R-D” lettering on its logo. Spy images implied it, while leaked CAD renderings all but prove it. Confusion still surrounds the naming of this super Bronco, which will wear class-leading 37-inch tires. Engineers have referred to it internally as the Bronco Warthog, going as far as to label parts and even designate a special “BRRRT” lettering on its camouflage, symbolizing the sound of a GAU-8 gatling gun fired from the Fairchild A-10 Warthog fighter jet, also known as the Thunderbolt. The gun fires 30 × 173 mm depleted uranium rounds towards ground targets at a rate of 3,900 rounds per minute.

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Warthog Spy Photo

What’s Left Waiting

As far as delays go, the only things said to be left behind the initial 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door and 4-Door launch are the painted modular hard-top roofs, as well as the manual transmission option for the Bronco Sasquatch package. Those will have to wait until the 2022 model year at the earliest. However, some Broncos are said to be “indefinitely” delayed.

2021 Ford Bronco SUV Two-Door four-door 2-door 4-door sasquatch outer banks badlands big bend wildtrak first edition base
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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