Even before the rugged-SUV has had a chance to reach dealership showrooms, the new Ford Bronco is proving to be one popular 4×4. The most anticipated vehicle of the year has garnered so much attention since its debut, that Ford has reportedly had to push back their original delivery date of April 2021.
According to a report by Car and Driver, Ford has taken so many reservations for the reborn off-roader that their new target date for initial deliveries is now slated for June 2021. Ford Motor Company tells the magazine that this is still in line with their original plan of a spring 2021 release, despite the early rumors suggesting that April was the company’s target. Ford may interpret spring a little different than the rest of us. While this is all fine and good, there is some bad news for current reservation holders. According to Ford, their current volume of reservations means some buyers may not receive their trucks until some time in 2022.
Now, it is important to note that this could change when the ordering books officially open in December. It is certain that not everyone who placed the $100 refundable deposit will actually commit to purchasing a Bronco at that point, but we’re willing to bet that a lot of others will. Ford plans on building all of the reserved Broncos before moving over to filling stock units, which means that dealerships possibly won’t be getting their hands on the SUV until 2022 either.
Essentially what this means is that if you want a new Ford Bronco, filling out an online reservation is still your best course of action. While this may be disappointing news for customers, Ford has to be pleased with the early success of their new product line. That said, 18 months is a long time to wait for a new SUV, especially when Jeep is supposedly bringing out some enticing new models of their own.