It’s been nearly a year since the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport was revealed as the “baby brother” of the regular Ford Bronco. The surprisingly capable off-road-focused compact crossover entered production at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant back in October of last year and has proven to be a hit with consumers thus far, despite facing a number of challenges related to the semiconductor chip shortage. Now, Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with Ford’s production plans when 2022 Ford Bronco Sport order banks are scheduled to open, as well as when production will begin.
2022 Ford Bronco Sport order banks will open on August 1st, 2021. Meanwhile, production of the 2021 Bronco Sport will end at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant on October 29th, while production of the 2022 Bronco Sport is scheduled to begin on November 11th, 2021. It is worth noting, however, that these dates could change, especially as the chip shortage continues to affect most of Ford’s North American plants and models.
In addition to the U.S., the Bronco Sport has also launched in a number of other countries around the world in recent months, including Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. The compact crossover recently earned a coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, the organization’s highest such honor, and has proven so popular with buyers that Ford changed its own rules and let dealers sell demo models early.
Meanwhile, the majority of Bronco Sport buyers have come from other brands, with most of them defecting from Jeep. Much of this can be attributed to the Bronco Sport’s off-road capability, which Badlands and First Edition owners can hone at the Bronco Off-Roadeo off-road driving school. Registration for the Off-Roadeo is currently open, and owners can also go ahead and sign up for the first location – Horseshoe Bay, Texas – right now.