Last month, Ford Authority reported that 2022 Ford Bronco production was scheduled to begin at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant on December 15th, 2021. However, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that 2022 Ford Bronco production has now been pushed back five days to December 20th, 2021. As always, these dates are subject to change, particularly in light of a number of recent supply chain issues, including the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage.
In recent weeks, 2021 Ford Bronco production has been ramping up following a number of supply chain-related woes, including defective hardtops that the automaker has been working on replacing in lieu of scheduling additional orders for production. As Ford Authority reported yesterday, 2021 Bronco in-transit inventory has improved significantly as a result, as have sales of the reborn off-road SUV.
Meanwhile, the Bronco will receive a number of changes for the 2022 model year, including the addition of the Ford Bronco Raptor, Bronco Everglades, and Bronco Heritage, as well as two new exterior colors, a “Capable” front bumper, a roof rack option for four-door Sasquatch models, and dealer-installed tube doors, which will be available by the end of the year.
For 2022, customers can also pair the Sasquatch Package with Ford’s seven-speed manual transmission, as Ford Authority recently reported. Meanwhile, the Heavy-Duty Modular bumper is now available on every trim level, and the Wildtrak four-door has dropped its standard MIC hardtop for a soft top. Pricing for all Bronco models and some options are also set to increase in 2022, as Ford Authority recently reported. Those that want to take delivery of a 2022 Bronco sooner can do so by ditching options such as the Towing Capability package, paint protection film, and the molded-in color hardtop.
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