A problem has arisen that is delaying the delivery of some Ford Bronco vehicles. Specifically, buyers who ordered the new Bronco with the painted modular cover will have to wait until 2022 to receive their vehicles. Ford said the hardtop supplier, Webasto, is experiencing some production delays related to COVID.
Ford said buyers would have the option of switching from the modular hardtop painted black to the hardtop molded in carbonized gray. Some buyers will also have the opportunity to switch to the canvas canopy. However, those who choose to stick with the modular hardtop painted in black will receive a 2022 model.
The good news is that Ford has declared that prices will be protected, which means that if the price of the Bronco 2022 goes up, those who are late will still receive the 2021 purchase price. Ford is giving buyers until April 8 to do changes to your orders if they want to. The automaker is also offering some Bronco owners compensation in the form of 200,000 FordPass points worth about $ 1000 for services or accessories at Ford dealerships.
The reports also indicate that Ford is offering a $ 250 voucher for the Bronco Off-Roadeo driving experience. Any buyer who chooses to switch to the color-molded hardtop will receive the optional soundproof roof lining free of charge. This is usually a $ 495 option.
Despite production problems with the hardtop, deliveries of the new Bronco will begin in June. Ford said in the past that it had about 125,000 Bronco orders in the books. It is a mystery at the moment exactly how many of these orders will be affected by the hardtop delay. The fabric canopy is standard on most models. The First Edition and Wildtrak models should come with the hardtop painted in black, but now they will receive the hardtop molded in colors with the price reduction that comes with the lower option.