The Republican candidate has been fighting a war of words with the second-largest US automaker and apparently this even has a good side – we have the reveal of Bronco’s return.
The iconic model has been reported and rumored on numerous occasions but now they are seemingly put to rest – thanks to the ongoing war of words between the Republican Party’s nominee, Ford Motor Company, and the United Automobile Workers organization. Now Bill Johnson, chairman of UAW Local 900, has allegedly confirmed a new Ford Bronco will be produced at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. He was responding to some Trump criticism, saying “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.” The latter model is moving for assembly in Mexico.
Ford is shelling out $2.5 billion in Mexico at its existing plant in he state of Chihuahua and at a new transmission plant in Guanajuato. The carmaker will begin assembly of the Focus and C-Max there, practically allowing the Michigan factory to restart production of the Bronco – built there between 1966 and 1986. The new Mexico assembly facilities are going to be open for business in 2018 so the Bronco should make a comeback shortly afterwards or at the same time.