Ford Motor Company continues to try and produce enough vehicles to meet demand amid a world full of supply constraints, as well as a period of time when the automaker is churning out a number of desirable products. That includes the 2022 Ford Maverick, which FoMoCo recently stopped taking orders for as its production capacity was quickly maxed out. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the automaker will also stop taking orders for the red-hot 2022 Ford Bronco on March 8th as well. Existing 2022 Ford Bronco order holders will still be able to amend their orders after that date if necessary, however.
This move is largely unsurprising as Ford continues to try and fill its backlog of Bronco orders, some of which are still coming from early reservation holders. The automaker has faced numerous supply constraints pertaining to the SUV over that time span, including the semiconductor chip shortage, as well as a well-publicized issue with early molded-in color hardtops, and most recently, paint protection film. Additionally, Ford’s Bronco allocation formula – which favors large dealers rather than a first-come, first-served approach, is also making things confusing for customers.
Meanwhile, both the recently-revealed 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor and Everglades will be produced in limited quantities, with most Raptor models and all Everglades examples going to unscheduled order holders. The same applies to Ford’s newly optional H.O.S.S. 3.0 suspension system, which is available exclusively to unscheduled order holders on Wildtrak trim Broncos.
Carryover 2021 Bronco reservation/order holders will be eligible for price protection, though that doesn’t apply to the Bronco Raptor, which starts out at just under $70k. All 2022 Bronco models are excluded from Ford’s factory order discount as well, as Ford Authority reported last month.
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It seems to me that there is very little authority in reporting that does not provide details beyond publicly accessible notices. An article with with this kind of information would be more journalistic authority.
“Ford has delivered 25000 of the 50000 first month reservations it received from July and August 2020. Ford has delivered 34000 of the 95000 orders it received by the original March 2021 orders conversion deadline. Ford’s plans are to deliver the remaining 61000 original orders in 2022. In addition, Ford has delivered another 13000 orders from dealers and individuals it received after the March 2021 orders conversion deadline. To improve the current situation in addition to stop taking new orders Ford is doing the following….” That would be a great piece of reporting.
This is complete crap. We order online, Ford says pick a dealership, never a mention that your order should be placed with a large dealership due to allocation. This would have been very good intel. We now not only have to wait to see if our truck gets built and for that pleasure we pay $65,000 for the top of the line. Now we have to determine if our dealership allocated our truck not someone else’s for production. I am placing another order with a large dealership tomorrow.
I am hoping to gain information on my 2021 reservation and 2021 & 2022 orders. My second order was placed in September 2021. Placed original order in May of 21 then after finding out that i needed to place a new order for a 2022my I placed second order in September 2021.