The Ford Bronco is making its long-awaited return as the popular sport-utility vehicles began rolling off of factory lines and onto owners’ driveways.
Some of the 200,000 buyers who ordered the off-road SUVs started receiving them this month, Car and Driver reports. Unfortunately, if you did not place an order, you will have to wait for another shot at the SUV: the vehicles are sold out for this year and orders for 2022 are said to be nearing the limit.
Although the price tag starts at about $30,000 for a two-door version and about $35,000 for the four-door version, some “used” 2021 Broncos are already popping up on secondary markets with asking prices in the range of $150,000.
Bronco production was slightly delayed as a result of the pandemic and semiconductor chip shortage, as well as issues related to the vehicles’ removable hardtops.
The deliveries come just months after Ford issued a recall for some smaller Bronco Sport crossover SUVs. In March, the company said that a suspension defect put drivers and passengers at greater risk of an injury in the event of rear-end crashes.
The company continues to struggle to put vehicles on the road that are actually safe to drive.
Ford announced in July that it is recalling some 775,000 Explorer SUVs over a steering problem that could cause drivers to lose control of their cars. The company noted that it was already aware of at least six accidents said to be caused by the defect.
Around the same time, Ford also announced that it is recalling 36,000 Lincoln Aviators over a wiring issue that could cause the cars to go up in flames.
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