For months now, Ford has remained adamant that 2021 Bronco deliveries would begin in the spring of 2021. However, the automaker has now announced that it will be delaying 2021 Bronco deliveries until the summer. Ford is blaming the delay on COVID-19 challenges that some of its suppliers are facing, which has pushed the entire process back a few weeks.
Aside from 2021 Ford Bronco deliveries being delayed, order banks will now open in January, rather than December 7th, which was when dealers and customers were originally slated to begin converting reservations to orders. The order conversion window will now shift to mid-January through March, while initial 2021 model year dealer allocation forecasts will be provided in early January, before order banks open.
If all of that isn’t enough bad news, Ford also announced that the much-anticipated Sasquatch package and seven-speed manual transmission combination will not be available until late next year as a 2022 model year option. Previously, this was scheduled to be a late availability feature, added after a large number of customers requested it.
However, there are two pieces of good news that Ford also shared in this announcement. For starters, it will offer First Edition Ford Bronco buyers the option of a black interior. Previously, the only choice for that model was the Navy Pier interior, which didn’t go over well with a lot of reservation holders.
Also, Ford is creating a customer appreciation program for Bronco reservation holders which will provide FordPass Rewards points for use towards the purchase of Bronco accessories. More details on these changes will be provided soon.
While this is obviously disappointing news for those eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2021 Bronco, it appears that they’ll only be waiting roughly a month longer to take delivery of their vehicles, which isn’t too terribly long.