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Ford Moves Back 2021 Bronco Deliveries to Summer

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Ford’s highly anticipated launch of the 2021 Bronco off-roader is set to be just that little bit more highly anticipated as the automaker has pushed back deliveries of the SUV from the spring to the summer. The move comes as a result of challenges in Ford’s supply chain due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Both two-door and four-door variants of the Bronco will be affected. Ford spokesman Jiyan Cadiz confirmed to Cars.com via email that order banks will open in mid-January instead of Dec. 7, and those with reservations can begin ordering their Bronco in mid-January. Additionally, reservation holders now have until March 19 to select a dealer, place their order and agree to a price; the original deadline was Jan. 31.

The move extends to Broncos with the Sasquatch Package and the manual transmission, which are now slated to appear for the 2022 model year. The variant was a late addition to the Bronco lineup, announced more than two months after the Bronco’s initial unveiling.

Though we hope it’s the last time the Bronco rollout suffers delays, it isn’t the first. Ford’s competitor to the Jeep Wrangler was originally supposed to debut last spring, but as with other automakers, pandemic-related complications pushed that back to July. Stay tuned to see if time holds further delays.

The Bronco Sport, a separate model based off the Escape, faces no such apparent delays. It’s on sale now.

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