It would be an understatement to say that the 2021 Ford Bronco has captured quite a bit of attention over the past few months. The reborn off-roader and the accompanying Bronco Sport have already racked up some 165,000 reservations following their debut event, and that number is sure to grow. Well thanks to the Ford-supported folks at Bronco Nation, we now know that the first examples of the Bronco have officially rolled off the assembly line.
Bronco Nation was given exclusive access to Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant yesterday to watch as the newly completed 4x4s finished their production journey. Reservation holders shouldn’t get too excited yet however, as these models are still early pre-production examples of the Ford Bronco. These vehicles were built to test the production process and tooling for the all-new model. Up until now, every Bronco you’ve seen up until this point has been a completely hand-built prototype.
Reservation holders may still have quite a while to wait before their trucks are sent down the assembly line. Ford has previously stated that their current reservation volume will result in some deliveries being pushed back until mid-2022. While 18-months is a long time for customers to wait, we’re sure Ford considers this a good problem to have right now. That said, the Blue Oval plans on filling all of the current reservations before building SUVs for dealer stock. This means a lot of buyers may have to wait even longer.
Buyers will be able to get a better idea as when they can expect their Ford Bronco to arrive after ordering officially begins in December. Considering a reservation slot only required a single $100 deposit, there’s a pretty good chance not everyone plans on actually buying the new SUV. Production is expected to start early next year, with current delivery targets estimated for spring 2021.