The Ford Bronco Sport is one of several Blue Oval models that remains in high demand these days, and as such, the automaker has conjured up a plan to ramp up production to meet that demand, along with a variety of other models. Thus far, those efforts have paid off with production of vehicles like the the refreshed 2023 Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair crossovers, the Ford Maverick compact pickup, and the Ford Transit commercial van, all of which enjoyed big increases in May versus the first four months of the year. This was also true of the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport, which experienced a big boost in production last month, according to The Blue Oval’s latest sales report.
Last month, FoMoCo built a grand total of 15,763 2023 Ford Bronco Sport crossovers, which represents a healthy 50 percent increase over April, when the automaker produced 10,528 units. That number also represents the highest monthly production total for the Bronco Sport thus far this year, and brings its year-to-date total up to 67,619 units.
As Ford Authority reported last month, The Blue Oval is planning to increase its production capacity at the Hermosillo Assembly plant in Mexico by an additional 80,000 units by the end of this month after it hires 1,100 new direct workers and 5,000 indirect employees, though that applies to both the Maverick and the Bronco Sport. However, it’s worth noting that this means the Hermosillo plant will have the capacity to build 80,000 additional units of these vehicles – not that it will, which is important since the automaker is still facing some lingering supply chain issues that continue to hamper production.
Ford CEO Jim Farley also recently revealed that this production boost may still not be enough to satisfy the incredible demand the automaker is facing for the Maverick, which remains elusive on dealer lots, with many order holders waiting months and even years to take delivery of their new compact pickup.