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Pre-Production Broncos Enter Production At Ford Michigan Assembly Plant

Brett Foote Sep 24 2020

 

We’re still a ways off from seeing the first production 2021 Ford Bronco roll down the assembly line at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, as deliveries aren’t scheduled to begin until June of 2021. But a handful of early pre-production Broncos are already being assembled on the production line, a process Bronco Nation posted some pictures of recently.

 

 

These pre-production Broncos are the very first examples to be assembled at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, as every other Bronco prototype seen to date was hand built. Thus, this occasion is certainly a noteworthy step forward in the sixth-generation Ford Bronco timeline leading up to its launch next year.

 

 

In addition to building these Broncos on the line, Ford is also testing out its assembly line tools to ensure that when production does begin, it’ll be a seamless transition. Currently, the Michigan Assembly Plant produces the Ford Ranger, but the two- and four-door Bronco will join the mid-size pickup on the line early next year.

 

 

A host of hand-built Bronco prototypes have been spotted testing at various off-road trails in recent weeks, including Mickey’s Hot Tub at Hell’s Revenge in Moab, Utah, as well as the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan.

 

 

At this point, Ford is still finalizing several key features on the new Bronco, and recently announced that the Sasquatch Package will be available with a manual transmission. However, as we reported just yesterday, Ford’s seven-speed manual transmission won’t be available with The Blue Oval’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6 – only its 2.3L EcoBoost I-4. It also seems unlikely that we’ll ever see a Bronco powered by Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8.

 

 

Regardless, a performance-oriented model, called either the Bronco Raptor or Warthog, is in the works and will be powered by Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6.

 

SOURCE: FORD AUTHORITY

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