The tentative agreement between Ford and the United Auto Workers (UAW) reportedly calls for the company to build a new Bronco and Ranger in the United States.

According to the Detroit Free Press, both models will be built at the Michigan Assembly Plant after production of the C-Max and Focus ends there in 2018.  While the 1,100+ page document doesn't specifically mention the models, a source who talked to the paper said the Ranger would go into production first and then be followed by a new Bronco.  The latter model is expected to arrive by the end of 2020.


Ford caused a lot of excitement when they introduced the retro-inspired Bronco concept in 2004 but previous reports have suggested the production model will share little in common with the critically acclaimed concept.  Instead, the Bronco is expected to be a rebadged version of the Everest.  This makes a lot of sense as the Everest is based on the Ranger and building the two models at the same plant seems like a win-win situation.

UAW members still have to vote on the tentative agreement but, if approved, they'll be eligible for a profit sharing check and a signing bonus that is reportedly valued at $8,500.

Source: The Detroit Free Press via Motor Authority


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