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Understanding the Bronco Delivery Timeline

Understanding the Bronco Delivery Timeline


By @david in the Bronco Nation Forums

If you, like me, are long on Bronco facts and short on social interaction, then you too might have noticed that there’s a lot of confusion out there regarding the Bronco delivery timeline. If you go into a typical Bronco forum on the internet and ask when reservation holders will be getting their Broncos, you will invariably be given a host of, shall we say, emotive and diverse answers. They’ll range from, “Dude, it’s totally going to be summer of 2021” to, “All the signs in the stars point sometime around 27 years after the Rapture but definitely before Armageddon.”

However, recent statements by Ford in Bronco Nation Q&As and in their official communications to reservation holders have been providing a slowly sharpening picture of what this journey will look like. Now, if you don’t want to read the rest of this article that I’ve worked really hard on, here’s a graphic to quickly explain it.

Still here? Aw, thanks, that means a lot. Let’s break this down. The time between now and Broncos showing up in driveways is split into three phases: ordering, planning, and production. We’ll look at each one in as much detail as we currently have from Ford.


First, ordering kicks off on January 19th and runs through March 19th. You can find the final order guide here. Once your order is placed, your agreement is with the dealer and you’ll need to cancel your order in order to switch. This will be a key time for dealers as converting reservations to orders will impact their Bronco allocation. You should expect to hear from dealers in January, but if you don’t hear from yours by mid-February you’d better contact them to make sure they’re tracking your reservation. For more information on ordering, check out our Ordering Q&A with Team Bronco.

Final launch options will be available when order banks open on March 19th, but don’t worry, you can edit your order all the way until it is scheduled for production. That scheduling will be around two weeks prior to your Bronco moving down the production line, so if your order is going to be built the 3rd week of October then you will be able edit it through about the 1st week of October.

There will be MY21 late-availability options that you can order, currently scheduled to become available in late summer of 2021. These include the Black-Painted Modular Hard Top, the dual top options, and the all-black interior seating option for First Edition. If you select one of these options, your Bronco will not be built until that option is available. However, if you aren’t absolutely sure whether you need one of these late-availability options, you will receive a production time estimate from Ford in May and you will be able to edit your order to move your estimated delivery date earlier. For more information on what Ford has said about this, check out our Q&A with Team Bronco here.

Some announced options will not be available until the MY22. Manual Transmission with Sasquatch, body color matched modular hard tops, the white modular hard top, and roof racks on 4-Door Broncos with Sasquatch will all be MY22 options. Additionally, the slide out tailgate on 4-Door Bronco will not be installed at the factory until MY22 (still available as a dealer orderable accessory). If you can’t live without one of these options, Ford recommends that you not convert your reservation to an order yet and that you wait for more information to be released this summer. What if you just want to wait until the 2022 model year for all those extra options and new colors? Just let your dealer know and they can take your name down for a MY22 Bronco order.


The planning phase is when Ford will work out what gets built when. In materials reviewed by Bronco Nation, Ford notes three variables that impact estimated customer delivery times: timestamp on your reservation, dealer allocation, and options that you order on your Bronco. In other words, your place in line, how many Broncos your dealer will be able to sell, and the availability high-demand options will determine when you get your Bronco. Ford is advising dealers to remind customers that 21MY will be a short production year running summer to December, with demand far exceeding the number of units they can build. In comparison, for a product like F-150, the production year generally runs from August of one year to August of the next year. In materials provided to us by Ford, approximately 30% of Bronco reservations will be produced in MY21. That percentage will change depending on order cancelations.

Ford is also committing to frequent communications with dealers to manage the wait time. We expect this to include Bronco test drives through the Ford Courtesy Transportation Program (FCTP), newsletters, and invitations to local Bronco events. You will likely see Broncos seeded to content creators, adventure travel influencer initiatives, and other marketing efforts kick into high gear during this period as well.

Now what if you put your order in during the ordering phase, then change your mind about something during the planning phase? Contact your dealer and edit your order. According to Ford, there will be a build and price update that goes live in March. The update will add additional accessories and there will be no major product changes for the MY21, but if you see something that impacts your build, you can edit it with your dealer. Check out this forum thread for more info on how options impact build timing.


The number one question about the 2021 Ford Bronco is, “When will I have mine?” As stated above, that depends on several factors, but for some lucky folks, Ford is saying June. Remember that Ford will build many FCTP vehicles for dealerships prior to building any that will go to customers. Grabbing the first year of a vehicle that hasn’t been built before is always a risk, but this timeline should help validate the final production processes and give early adopters a better chance of not receiving a vehicle with the kind of issues that an all-new vehicle may have in its initial run. Additionally, some of the major mechanical components of the vehicle, like the engine and the transmission, have a good deal of history in other parts of the Ford showroom and are less likely to have early adopter issues. Time will tell.

So, when can you expect to get it? If you get your order in by March 19th, Ford is planning to send a delivery estimate to you in May. Undoubtably, there will be wild conjecture across the internet as people try any number of methods to divine a date. These attempts to figure out a delivery estimate from banking reservation numbers and timestamps are unlikely to provide a better idea of when you’ll get your Bronco than Ford’s estimate, but hey, it gives us something to do while we wait. Also, Ford is providing an estimated allocation to dealers and the timestamps of all their reservation holders today, so your dealer should have an estimate of when you will get your Bronco. Additionally, your dealer may contact you with some options for moving your Bronco delivery time up in exchange for settling for a different Bronco build. This should help folks with a hard deadline for when they need a new vehicle. If your lease is up and your Bronco isn’t going to be delivered in time, this rough estimate should give you a chance to not convert your reservation to order unnecessarily.

Then we will wait. We will wait a stretch of time that will feel interminable for many. It’s a long slog from January 19th to the first deliveries in June. In the meantime, you should check out one of the events on the Bronco Nation 2021 calendar, put together a safe Round-Up or two, brush up on your Bronco history, and stay tuned to our forums for updates.

Keep your head up. Yes, it’s been a dark winter for Bronco fans. Delays, price corrections, and build and price errors have been troublesome, but spring is coming. We’re excited to be there with you, and before you know it, we’ll be riding to Bronco Knoll together in some sweet new trucks.


  1. Excellent article. Very candid in your approach. I’ll just link people here when they ask about the delivery range

  2. Excellent article that provides more clarity. Looking forward to summer of fun 2021 in my new Bronco! (fingers crossed)

  3. You had me I saw the infographic on delivery timeline. This article deserves a Bronky Award. Nevertheless, I’m not expecting delivery on my build until well into 2022. If it comes sooner – yee haw. Still have a lot of catching up to do.

  4. Good information David. Thank you. It made me smile when you said. “.. if you don’t want to read the article I worked so hard on…” with everyone combing through every nook and cranny for any news about the Bronco, I doubt that people who skip over the details. Very informative.

  5. Thanks for the write. Wish we had more info about late availability ion the mod top and black leather for the first edition.

  6. I can’t find info on this but maybe not looking hard enough. Any of you know if I can fit 35 inch tires on the Badlands Non-Sassy without a lift?

  7. Are different axle ratios available for Black Diamond with larger motor and auto transmission. Mine will probably never see dirt or snow and just be a driver. 4.46 ratio will kill gas mileage and interstate driv in ng

  8. If I’m reading this correctly, if I’m “on the fence” about the all black interior and the black tops on the FE, I should order that on Jan 19. Then in May, when I get the “estimated delivery time” — if I’m not happy with that, I can switch to the navy pier and the MIC top and move up to normal delivery (roughly June) ?

    Is that correct ?

  9. My dealer said I should be expecting an email from Ford before he can convert the reservation. Can you clarify?

  10. “It’s a long slog from January 19th to the first deliveries in June…” Consider how quickly time has flown by since we reserved in July. It won’t be long ‘til summer comes.

  11. Excellent article, David! With regards to “You will likely see Broncos seeded to content creators, adventure travel influencer initiatives, and other marketing efforts kick into high gear during this period as well.” Is ‘content creators’ a codeword for IG stars? 🙂

  12. Thank You David! I haven’t received any information from the dealer so I greatly appreciate this article!

  13. Greatly appreciate the details. The piece about being able to edit an order up until the schedule for production phase. does this mean we could also change the color as well?

  14. Even as of this late date my dealer cannot order my Bronco base , manual transmission and the Sasquatch package. Ridiculous

  15. Hmmm… I got my build date for June 21. I wonder when that puts delivery? Early July??? or is that wishful thinking.

    1. Still no updates on delivery for June 21 build date. I just replied to the build date email asking for an estimate and CC’d dealer. I will follow up if I hear anything back…

  16. It says delivery estimate mid May, for those that ordered before mid-March. Anyone receiving theirs?

    1. My timeline says “delivery estimates” in May not actual deliveries. The actual deliveries begin in June.

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  18. Has anyone got an update beyond the “Build Date”.
    I got my build date and VIN in April but nothing since… Checked in with Dealer and Ford today. No information available beyond the website.

    1. Jon, I also have a 6/21, for my badlands with a soft top. No updates at all, though. Even so, I’m optimistic on the assumption that if they were going to delay me I would have heard by now.


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