2023 Ford Bronco Retail Orders Will Not Open Up To New Customers - by Ford Authority

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Article below copied from Ford Authority, direct link to article.

By Brett Foote
August 9, 2022 1:40 pm

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The sixth-generation Ford Bronco launched and quickly accumulated over 160,000 reservations, promptly exceeding The Blue Oval’s production capacity – a problem that only grew amid the chip shortage, hardtop woes, and various supply chain constraints. As such, FoMoCo is still working to fill its backlog of Bronco orders as the rugged SUV prepares to enter its third model year. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that 2023 Ford Bronco retail orders will not open to new customers.

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Instead, 2023 Ford Bronco retail orders will open only for existing reservation or order holders, while all existing reservation holders that have not converted those reservations to orders will be required to do so for the 2023 model year. This move is seemingly being made as a way for Ford to catch up on its massive backlog of Bronco orders before accepting new ones.


Meanwhile, the 2023 Ford Bronco will bring forth a variety of changes for customers that are looking to purchase one. That includes new color options, as well as the addition of a new Heritage model, which Ford Authority spies have spotted in both two- and four-door configurations in recent weeks. The Bronco Heritage will feature some retro-inspired styling touches, along with a unique front grille with body-color “Ford” lettering, matte black four-slot wheels, a painted hard top, and squared-off fender flares.

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The 2023 Ford Bronco lineup may also gain another new variant dubbed the “Oates,” which was potentially uncovered via a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) VIN decoder filing. It’s unclear what this possible Bronco Oates might be or consist of, but the official document lists it as a two-door model only with advanced four-wheel drive.
 
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Ford Motor Company said:
To: All Bronco Specialists & Dealer Principals
Subject: 2023 Bronco Model Year Changeover and Order Bank Opening, 2023 Bronco Sport Order Guide Published


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This topic has been beat to death on other forums, and yet we have no official indication as to what bearing this may have on Raptors. Both from the standpoint of MY23 ordering, as well as MY22 Balance Out. Guess that is the cross we bear for pursuing the pinnacle of off-road performance.
 
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This topic has been beat to death on other forums, and yet we have no official indication as to what bearing this may have on Raptors. Both from the standpoint of MY23 ordering, as well as MY22 Balance Out. Guess that is the cross we bear for pursuing the pinnacle of off-road performance.
The other forums had quite a bit of rumors and speculation, nothing official until today. The expected BR production numbers are small enough that there should be plenty of time remaining for the 2022 MY run. We are still all very fortunate to have been selected for the opportunity to place our BR orders, and now this unknown wait as you stated "the cross we bear for pursuing the pinnacle of off-road performance." It's all going to be worth it!

This is good info for my wife's Badlands order, we have been hoping to update to a 2023 MY.
 
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The other forums had quite a bit of rumors and speculation, nothing official until today. The expected BR production numbers are small enough that there should be plenty of time remaining for the 2022 MY run. We are still all very fortunate to have been selected for the opportunity to place our BR orders, and now this unknown wait as you stated "the cross we bear for pursuing the pinnacle of off-road performance." It's all going to be worth it!

This is good info for my wife's Badlands order, we have been hoping to update to a 2023 MY.
Official yesterday…leaked last Friday.
 

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