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2023 Ford Bronco Sport Production Pushed Back Two Weeks

Those with their names on the list for the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport will have to wait just a little while longer, as production of the off-road SUV has been delayed for the forthcoming model year, Ford Authority has learned.

According to sources familiar with the matter, production of the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport will begin two weeks later than initially projected. Production of the current 2022 Bronco Sport was expected to end at the Hermosillo Assembly plant on November 17th, 2022, followed immediately by the start of production for the 2023 model year. However, the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport will now begin production on December 1st, 2022.

There are a few minor changes on the way to the Bronco Sport for the 2023 model year. Most notable is the launch of the all-new Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited Edition models. These special edition vehicles pay homage to the 1966 Ford Bronco with exclusive two-tone paint schemes, white grilles and red Bronco lettering. Additionally, the SUV will get two new graphics packages, as previously reported by Ford Authority. One of these packages will be available as a standalone option across all 2023 Bronco Sport trim levels, while the other will be included as part of the new Black Diamond Off-Road Package, which is optional on the Bronco Sport Big Bend and Outer Banks.

Additionally, the 2023 Bronco Sport has lost the rearview camera washer feature completely. Previously, the handy feature was available for Big Bend and Outer Banks models, but it will no longer be available at all. The SUV will also be unavailable with two colors that were previously offered as a no-cost option, including the Bronze Smoke Metallic as well as the Velocity Blue Metallic hue.

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

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Chris

    The reason is that CEO Jim Farley has failed Ford and its customers. He has killed the company by pushing EVs that Americans don’t want. Toyota is now more “American” than Ford.

    1. GaryB

      your moronic opinion is not a fact, dude. Oil/Gas is a finite, non-renewable resource. It was never going to be a permanent solution, ever.

      1. Arcee

        Lithium is also a non-renewable resource. So we trade one finite resource for another. Estimates indicate there is about 50 years worth of crude oil left before depletion. There is currently 70 years of lithium left before depletion. Either way, they will get depleted and the planet will come to a grinding halt.

        1. Joseph

          Lithium can be recycled. Gasoline cannot be.

        2. RWFA

          That you even try to draw equivalence here, ignoring the recyclability factor, and then by your own facts say that lithium has longer legs than oil makes you look either a) damn stupid or b) someone with a vested interest in Big Oil. Ps. Add c) both a & b.

          1. Arcee

            Lithium mining is worse for the environment than fossil fuel extraction. Lithium can be recycled, but only at the rate of 50%. The other 50% needs to be placed in some sort of environmentally safe permanent storage. The point of the depletion rate is that we are constantly being told that oil is a finite resource. The EV huggers are neglecting to point out that that lithium is also a finite resource. 50yrs (oil) vs 70yrs (lithium). At the rate lithium is being mined, it will be depleted only 20 years after oil is depleted [or sooner as EV adoption increases]. Even with recycling, if only 50% can be recovered, every time you recycle a lithium battery you will recover less and less reusable lithium…eventually running out. Not to mention the “safe storage” of the toxic byproducts of the process.

      2. Jim

        Are you saying rare earth metals used in batteries is more of an infinite solution than oil and gas?

    2. Jim Harrison

      Then buy a Toyota

  2. RWFA

    @Chris: For your comment to have any legitimate weight, you might wait until Ford has launched more than a handful of 1G BEV’s.

    As it is there’s no connection between the topic of the article and your comment. Trying yo make one is really kind of imbecilic.

    And how do you get to TMC bring “more American”? By no measure that I can think of is that true. Just more hollow sophistry missing the mark.


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