The Ford Bronco Sport has been in production since 2021 at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico, which is also responsible for the Ford Maverick. Both vehicles, which share the Ford C2 platform, are quite popular, and the company has admitted that it underestimated demand for the compact pickup. That said, the off-road SUV isn’t as red-hot as its closely related sibling, which may explain why production of the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport in November could not match October’s monthly output.
According to production data released in conjunction with the November 2023 U.S. sales report, Hermosillo assembled 10,950 examples of the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport last month. That figure represented a 35 percent drop from October, when the company manufactured 16,720 units. Interestingly enough, the model year changeover occurred in October, not November. That decrease allowed the Maverick to become the most produced vehicle at the plant last month, a superlative generally reserved for the Bronco Sport. April, August, and November were the only three months where monthly Bronco Sport production failed to clear 11,000 units. Additionally, the Maverick had its best-ever monthly output in November, with 13,826 examples produced at the plant.
The 2024 Ford Bronco Sport is a bit different than its predecessor, as the lineup has added and removed a number of options and models. While there is a new appearance package and a new trim, the Heritage Limited has been dropped. Additionally, the keyless entry keypad is now a dealer-installed option. The Base trim is no longer a part of the lineup either, a change that also impacted the Ford Bronco. There was also a somewhat significant color shake up as well, with the new model ditching four colors, including Cyber Orange and Area 51 – paint options that had launched with the SUV.