2021 Ford Bronco Sport Production Delayed To September

By

Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

Follow On: Twitter

, Automotive Editor - April 14, 2020

The Ford Bronco was right up there with the Chevrolet C8 Corvette as being one of the most anticipated vehicles of 2020. In addition to coming out with the Bronco, Ford was also planning on introducing the Bronco Sport, a smaller version of the full-size SUV. The smaller Bronco Sport was expected to be unveiled in April at the 2020 New York Auto Show. Well, that didn’t happen, because the show was one of many that got delayed. And now, Ford’s officially pushing back the starting date of production by a few months.

We figured Ford would have to delay production of a few of its models because of factory closures, but this is the first time the American automaker officially announced a delay. Automotive News reports that production of the Bronco Sport will now start on September 7 at the automaker’s plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. That starting date is approximately two months after the original start date of July 13. The outlet received details of the delay from supplier information.

Ford Bronco

With the New York Auto Show being rescheduled to August, there’s a good chance that Ford will still unveil the Bronco and the smaller Bronco Sport at the event.

The Bronco Sport is a small off-roader that utilizes the same front-wheel-drive platform as the Escape. We’re expecting to see a turbocharged three-cylinder engine or a turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in Ford’s other vehicles. A hybrid powertrain has also been rumored for the model. Additionally, leaked photos of the SUV portray the vehicle in a rugged light, with a boxy design, short overhangs, and bulky elements. Based on its appearance, it’s not too farfetched to see something with similar capabilities to Jeep’s small products like the Compass and the Renegade.

On March 19, Ford shut down its North American facilities to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Ford originally intended to restart the facilities on March 30, but rethought that plan after the virus continued to rapidly expand in the country. The American automaker didn’t announce when it would reopen its plants. Ford is now one of many automakers working on breathing apparatuses for emergency personnel and patients.

Learn more about the new Bronco Sport »

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

Follow On: Twitter

Privacy Policy|Do Not Sell My Personal Information|Terms of Use|Cookie Policy|Disclaimer|
COPYRIGHT 1999-2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba CarsDirect.com