The Ford Bronco’s return has been long rumored – and wished for. Now we know for sure that it’s coming back, thanks to some fact checking of Donald Trump.
During the debate, the Republican candidate mentioned that Ford is moving its production of vehicles out of Michigan to Mexico, leaving some jobless.
However, according to both Ford and the United Auto Workers, that’s incorrect. While the company is going to start making the Focus and C-Max in Mexico, it’s going to start building the Bronco and the Ranger in Michigan, according to Bill Johnson, plant chairman for the UAW Local 900 in Wayne, Michigan.
“We hate to see the products go to Mexico, but with the Ranger and the Bronco coming to Michigan Assembly that absolutely secures the future for our people a lot more than the Focus does,” Johnson told the Detroit Free Press in an article about fact checking Trump.
Ford has told the citizens of Wayne, Michigan they won’t lose their jobs, as Wayne Mayor Susan Rowe told the Free Press.
There’s still plenty of speculation as to what the new Bronco will look like. It could be a sporty two-door like the old model, although the pressure to produce a more practical – and likely better-selling – four-door model is probably too great for Ford to resist.
The Ranger is a little easier to speculate about. The model will almost certainly be a small pickup aimed at the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.
According to Thrillist, Ford hasn’t officially announced when the car will start being produced or available to the public, but Road and Track suggests it could be in 2020 – just three years after O.J. Simpson is up for parole.
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