in ,

2021 FORD BRONCO HAS BEGUN PRODUCTION, ORDERS SHIPPING TO DEALERS

Roughly 125,000 Ford Broncos Have Been Ordered

2021 Ford Bronco Production Michigan Assembly
Image via Ford.

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.

Image via Ford

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
Image via Ford.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

      2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck.

      FORD F-150 LIGHTNING HITS 100,000 RESERVATIONS IN 3 WEEKS

      Jeep Gladiator Outlaw Bandit Edition 4x4 High Altitude Barrett-Jackson Auction Las Vegas Pontiac Trans Am

      2021 JEEP GLADIATOR TAKES ON PONTIAC TRANS AM BANDIT LOOKS