Nearly a year after it was unveiled, the 2021 Ford Bronco is finally being built at the automaker’s assembly plant near Detroit.
The first new Bronco SUVs are on their way to dealerships, Ford said in a press release. Those SUVs were assembled at the same plant that built nearly all Bronco SUVs until the previous generation’s discontinuation in 1996, though the facility was recently treated to a $750 million update to handle the new model.
Ford rebooted the Bronco for the first time in about 25 years when it unveiled a retro-style Jeep Wrangler competitor in the summer of 2020. The new Bronco has squared-off styling and is available as either a 2-door or a 4-door model with either a cloth roof or a removable hardtop.
While most Broncos of yore were powered by 8-cylinder engines, the new model is offered with either turbocharged 4- or 6-cylinder power underhood. All versions are bound to be pretty capable off-road, though the Badlands and Wildtrak trim levels far surpass any previous Bronco.
The all-new Bronco starts at around $30,000 and comes standard with 4-wheel drive. Don’t expect to walk into a dealer next week to find one at retail price, though. Ford says it has taken around 125,000 orders for the Bronco so far, and it’s likely that many dealers will plan to charge above sticker price. Find a Ford Bronco for sale