As industries across the global are reeling from the widespread quarantine orders in response to the spread of COVID-19, Ford is pushing back the production timeline for the upcoming Bronco Sport by roughly two months.
The Escape-sized Bronco Sport was set to begin rolling off a production line in Hermosillo, Mexico, on July 13th. That date has now been shifted to September 7, according to information obtained by Automotive News. This timeline comes courtesy of supplier documents. Speaking to AN, Ford declined to comment on the matter.
While we have yet to officially see this crossover, we have seen some leaked images that reveal a squared-off silhouette with distinctive black trim, LED signature lightning up front, and “Bronco” script across the grille.
According to AN, the standard Bronco launch is also delayed until early 2021. The initial launch of the Bronco nameplate was set for the New York auto show, but due to the spread of coronavirus, the show was rescheduled for August.
This is not the first delay due to the current global health crisis, nor will it likely be the last. However, the Bronco and Bronco Sport are undoubtedly still coming. A few more months wait is not much to bear for the beloved Ford nameplate to return after 25 years of hibernation.