The covers have only just been pulled off the Ford Bronco, but waiting lists are already out to 18 months.
“Reservations have been so popular that some Bronco customers may not receive their Bronco until 2022,” a Ford spokesperson told Car and Driver.
Deliveries in the USA are expected to start in June 2021 according to Ford Authority, two months later than initially promised by Ford.
The initial production run will be focused on getting cars to customers who have pre-ordered, suggesting it could be a long wait before the Bronco shows up on dealer forecourts.
The North American waiting list raises further questions about when (or if) the reborn Bronco off-roader will come to Australia.
Ford hasn’t confirmed whether either the full-fat Bronco or the softer Bronco Sport will come Down Under, nor whether they will eventually be developed in right-hand drive. It’s unlikely that status will change with such strong demand from the USA.
As exclusively reported by CarExpert, the Bronco will be offered with two EcoBoost engines: a 2.3-litre making 201kW and 420Nm, and a 2.7-litre EcoBoost Nano making 231kW and 540Nm.