All models pushed back until summer
Sasquatch manual now a 2022 model
Buyers eagerly awaiting the return of the Ford Bronco will need to keep waiting, the automaker confirmed at the very end of last week. The delivery of the two and four-door new Bronco will start months later than expected and COVID-related challenges in the supply chain are to blame, says Ford.
“The all-new Bronco two-door and four-door customer deliveries will begin in the summer rather than the spring due to COVID-related challenges our suppliers are experiencing,” Jiyan Cadiz, Bronco communications manager, told the Detroit Free Press.
For reservation holders, that means orders will start in January instead of today as expected. As well, reservation holders will have until March 19th to finalise their choice of dealer, to place the order, and then to agree to a selling price. Right now reservations are a $100 deposit only, and that next step in the process changes it from a vague promise into an actual order.
Ford didn’t say which supplier was to blame, though the Free Press reports that the issue involves the removable tops for the two big Bronco models. The report said that Ford had been considering sending vehicles to dealers without a top, stopping the production delay, but possibly leaving vehicles to sit on dealer lots with an alternate covering to keep out the elements and animals.
The news also includes the push-back of the Sasquatch off-road package and manual transmission combo. It was already expected as a late-year addition, but will now be pushed back to the 2022 model year.