The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport entered production as an all-new vehicle at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant back in November of 2020 but has experienced multiple disruptions in recent months due to the semiconductor chip shortage and other supply chain issues. Regardless, sources familiar with 2022 Ford Bronco Sport production have told Ford Authority that production of the 2022 model will begin tomorrow, November 12th.
2022 Ford Bronco Sport production was originally scheduled to begin on November 1st, but the Hermosillo plant was shut down that week. This was the third time in a month the Hermosillo plant – which also produces the new 2022 Ford Maverick – has been idled. Previously, production at the plant was paused from October 11th to October 12th, 2021, followed by a one-day shutdown on October 15th, 2021.
The 2022 Bronco Sport will carry over mostly unchanged in just its second year of production. However, as Ford Authority reported last month, the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands will come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel as standard equipment. The 2021 Bronco Sport Badlands was available with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, but only if buyers opted for the Badlands Package, which added $2,695 to the price, bringing the total MSRP to $36,055.
Those that want a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel in the 2022 Bronco Sport Badlands can get it by opting for the new Premium Package, which replaces the Badlands Package in the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport and includes a host of equipment including leather-trimmed two-tone 6-way power leather seats with mini-perforation, a 4-way manually adjustable head restraint for the driver and front passenger, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with 10 speakers and a subwoofer, an HD Radio, body-color door handles, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, a remote start system, rear parking sensors, a universal garage door opener, and a wireless charging pad.
As Ford Authority reported in early October, the 2022 Bronco Sport will also be getting more expensive across all trim levels after the 2021 model experienced multiple price increases over the last year. Those increases range from $50 to as much as $575, depending on trim.