Had things gone to plan for Ford, the legions of Bronco enthusiasts the world over would already know details about the vehicle as well as what it looks like, outside of renderings and leaked images. Alas, the reveal of the upcoming Bronco was pushed back due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has shut down Ford vehicle production across the entire American continent, while also slowing vehicle development operations. That has caused some outlets to report that the vehicle will be delayed, both in terms of its reveal and in terms of production. However, a new report has surfaced that claims Ford still intends to debut the 2021 Ford Bronco this spring.
According to a report by Road & Track, the Ford Bronco‘s unveiling was delayed by a “couple of months” due to coronavirus-related matters. However, the offroader will still debut before the summer, even though it isn’t expected to go on sale until early in 2021.
Ford spokesperson Jiyan Cadiz told the publication that Ford will have more details to share with fans on new vehicle models once Ford has “safely brought our factories and facilities back online.”
As we reported earlier today, there is indication from the UAW that at least two Kentucky manufacturing facilities could come back online by May 4th. If other plants follow suit, then there exists a potential for the Bronco to be unveiled sometime in May.
If Ford is to stick to a spring reveal for the Bronco, it technically has until until Friday, June 19th, 2020 to show the SUV, since summer kicks off on June 20th. Until then, we’ll have to make do with spy shots, leaks and renderings aplenty.
On the other end of the Bronco spectrum, production of the Bronco Sport has been delayed due to the business impact of the coronavirus. The “baby Bronco,” as the Bronco Sport is often called, was originally set to debut in early April and enter production at the Ford Hermosillo plant in July. But now, the reveal has been postponed to an unknown date, and production will now commence in September.