As Ford Authority reported back in May, The Blue Oval has been working to ramp up production of the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Maverick at the Hermosillo Assembly plant for some time, adding a total of 80,000 units of production capacity by the end of the year, a move that included also adding a third shift. That seemingly paid off in May, when 2023 Ford Maverick production really took off with 11,061 units leaving the plant that month, representing a 52 percent increase compared to April, when it produced 7,263 units. In July, FoMoCo churned out 10,211 Maverick pickups followed by 13,058 in September, and according to the automaker’s Q3 sales report, 2023 Ford Bronco Sport production picked up in a big way last month as well.
In September, a total of 15,338 2023 Ford Bronco Sport crossovers were built at the Hermosillo plant, which is the third best – behind only May’s 15,763 units and March’s total of 15,542 units – as the highest number of the calendar year. It also represents an increase of 5,362 units or 54 percent over July, when 9,976 Bronco Sports were built, and brings total production up to 120,406 units in the first nine months of the year.
It is worth noting that September marked the last full month of production for the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport, as the 2024 model replaced it on the assembly line yesterday, October 16th, 2023.
The 2024 Ford Bronco Sport brings about a few changes for the rugged crossover, as it has ditched its SecuriCode keyless entry keypad from the lineup, dropped four exterior colors (while gaining two others), its windshield wiper de-icer, and the entry-level Base trim. Meanwhile, the Bronco Sport is adding two new packages for the 2024 model year – the Black Appearance Package and the retro-themed Free Wheeling Package.