Next-Gen Ford Bronco Confirmed by UAW Chairman, Production at Michigan Assembly

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    Bill Johnson, chairman of UAW Local 900 just provided direct confirmation that Ford will in fact be reviving the Ford Bronco and it will be produced at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.

    The UAW chairman's comments came in response to, of all people, Donald Trump and the Republican nominee's persistent remarks that Ford Motor Company is moving jobs outside of the United States. Trump repeated the claims in the first presidential debate stating, "Ford is leaving. You see that their small car division is leaving. Thousands of jobs leaving Michigan..."

    Johnson fired back in remarks made to the media:

    Ford currently builds the Ford Focus and C-Max at the Wayne plant, which itself was the home of the Bronco from 1966-1986, but last year announced that production of the next-generation models of both vehicles would no longer be produced in the United States. The company assured that several new products (which until now were unspecified) would be added to Michigan Assembly and that no jobs would be lost.

    This was a key sticking point in Ford and UAW negotiations last year and the UAW released a contract summary which revealed that a "new product" would be added to the Michigan Plant in 2018 with "an additional product planned no later than 2020."

    Many have speculated that the latter product regards the next-generation Ford Bronco, the revival of which the company has been rumored for years to be considering.

    Thanks to the unique political climate which prompted unprecedented candidness from Ford Motor Company and the chairman for the workers union that will be directly responsible for building the sixth-generation Ford Bronco, we now know the Bronco 6G is real and it will be produced at Michigan Assembly Plant.

    For additional background, see the Detroit Free Press article about the ongoing war of words between Trump and FoMoCo/UAW.
     
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    Nice to hear it officially confirmed! Too bad he didn't leak the design, specs and sale date. Is that asking too much? :)
     
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    Wow!! What a thing to let slip. I'm sure Ford management is not happy about this since but man it's sooo good to get solid confirmation for a change.
     
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    Yeah, now I really want to hear from Ford directly..... just to ease my mind.
     
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    Yeah baby!! Siked for this!!
     
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    We know that aint happening but this is pretty much a done deal far as Im concerned. If the UAW chair doesn't know the plans we're all screwed.

    The contract says "no later than 2020" any chance it'll get here sooner? new Wrangler is coming next year they best get on it!
     

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