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Ford Bronco Sport Assembly Plant Named Best In North America

The Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant is currently responsible for two in-demand vehicles at the moment: the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport and the 2022 Ford Maverick. The former model is in its second year of production, while the latter pickup debuted last fall, and racked up so many orders that Ford won’t take any additional ones until the 2023 model year. When an assembly plant is tasked with getting out red-hot vehicles as quickly as possible, there’s always the potential for quality to take a nosedive. Fortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case at Hermosillo, at least according to an internal competition where the plant prevailed over The Blue Oval’s other North American facilities to win the President’s Quality Awards for 2022.

Ford Bronco Sport

The award is internally conducted by the Ford Quality Office and is an annual affair that rates The Blue Oval’s North American stamping, assembly, and powertrain plants on several metrics. First up is the Net Promoter Score, which is sent to customers and employed to gauge vehicle satisfaction. In this particular case, owners of the Ford Bronco Sport were polled. The second quality indicator used in the award process is R/1000, which refers to repairs needed for every 1,000 vehicles at the plant. Similarly, the Months In Service indicator is based on the number of units that are evaluated at a Ford service center months after a customer takes a vehicle home. The evaluation is used to measure factory defects.

Ford Bronco Sport

The last metric, Cost Per Unit, isn’t strictly based on quality, but instead concerns the manufacturing costs incurred when producing a vehicle. Once again, the Ford Bronco Sport is the vehicle the company evaluated for this metric. Exact breakdowns weren’t provided, but the company stated that the plant achieved excellent results in all four indicators. An internal company award process for superlative performance regarding assembly plants might not be significant in itself, but as Ford Authority previously explained, a third party source essentially validates Hermosillo’s first place finish. That’s because Consumer Reports compiled enough data from 2021 Ford Bronco Sport owners to conclude that the model boasted above average reliability for its first year of production. As a result, the publication put it on its list of the best SUVs under $30,000.

Ford Bronco Sport

Going forward, the Sport’s initial quality may indicate that its sibling, the Maverick, will also follow suit, although data about the pickup’s reliability will most likely surface later in the year. In any event, the Sport is still winning over customers, taking about 17 days to turn at dealers in December 2021.

We’ll have more on the Bronco Sport soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Bronco Sport news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. JohnTaurus

    Hermosillo has always ranked very high in quality among Ford’s North American plants. The Fusion was always well screwed together, for example.

    My former SVT Focus seemed well-built.

  2. Michael Zdanis

    When will my bronco badlands be shipped to Delray Ford? Mike Zdanis

  3. Joel

    My 2022 Bronco Sport Badlands has been sitting in the rot lot since Dec 7th awaiting a microchip. Meanwhile others who have ordered after me have received theirs. They need to clean up the rot lot before they schedule any more for production! Maybe write an article about that. A lot of folks who are in the same boat as me are fed up with their trucks sitting in a parking lot collecting rust and being kept in the dark about it without any communication from Ford.

  4. Kiet anh vo

    We all knows Ford make very nice Bronco
    that why i ordered one fo me 2.7 V6 off road since 2021,still waiting and very hungry to have the VIN number,so i can enjoy my new SUV this summer 2022 Please !!!

  5. Fran Matuszak

    I don’t know how Ford processes orders down in Mexico but some things are highly questionable. Ordered a Bronco Sport Badlands back on 09/15/2021. Had to put down a $1000 deposit. There was a three week build delay in November. Vehicle was built on 12/02/2021 and delivered on 12/27/2021. Must have been very lucky. Perhaps the initial deposit had something to do with it. So far so good. Everything that I expected—- knock on wood.

  6. Lloyd

    I own 2 Bronco Sports and they have been fantastic so far. We really like the Area 51 and Cactus Gray!!

  7. Yeniss

    Please is serious!!! Ford Company doesn’t have enough parts for car repair. My Mustang Match is waiting in the auto body 7 months waiting for parts from Ford Company. Now they say Ford Bronco sport assembly plant Named best in North America, that’s ridiculous, C.E.O.Jim Farley, STOP make cars and selling. Do something we the costumer like me I need my car back.

  8. richard forster

    Orderd my bronco 11/17/22, went into production 1/09/23 built 1/10/23, done and shipped 1/12/23, have not seen any progress since. Has the train run out of fuel ??? Now it’s 02/21/23!!

  9. richard forster

    In addition to my earlier note, if it doesn’t arrive by 03/03 23 will have to cancel order and shop elseware !!


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