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The Detroit Free Press has reported that the UAW (United Auto Workers) union's tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company, which calls for a $9 billion investment committed to its U.S. plants, includes a new Ford Ranger slated for 2018 and the revival of the Bronco nameplate for 2020.

Specifically, Freep notes that sources familiar with the negotiations have told them that the $700 million investment earmarked for the Michigan Assembly plant includes:

"Michigan Assembly: $700 million investment with a new product to be added in 2018, expected to be the Ford Ranger, followed by the revival of the Ford Bronco SUV by 2020. The stamping plant will continue to support the Ford Focus and C-Max families of vehicles until they are moved elsewhere in 2018."

The UAW contract summary can be found here:
http://uaw.org/app/uploads/2015/11/F...charts-p25.pdf


Relevant page below:

UAW Contract - 2020 Ford Bronco.png


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Awesome news. This is the most solid evidence so far that the 6th gen Bronco is real and coming.

Are these terms still up for negotiation or is the deal final?
 
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Seems all the ducks are in a row for them to finally bring back the Bronco.... bring on the concept!!
 

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Pardon my ignorance but what does this agreement mean exactly? Is Ford committed under the terms of the contract to build the Bronco or just have the UAW workers do it if the plans go thru? Anyone know?
 

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Things constantly change but this is an agreement by Ford that it has committed $9B for products to be built by UAW over the course of 5 years. It really has no bearing on whether the Bronco will definitely be built since it makes no mention of it by name, but investments will have been made. They can always pull the plug for whatever reason... let's hope not!
 
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So reading through the agreement it doesn't seem like the Bronco was actually mentioned right? The Bronco is just referred to as "Additional Product". And we know that the additional product is the Bronco because the UAW workers said it'll be the Bronco?
 

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So reading through the agreement it doesn't seem like the Bronco was actually mentioned right? The Bronco is just referred to as "Additional Product". And we know that the additional product is the Bronco because the UAW workers said it'll be the Bronco?
Right but the Detroit News is the one saying it is a Bronco and they are not ones to rumor monger without having solid info. Also the fact that it will be built at the Michigan Truck Plant on the same line as the Ranger makes it highly credible IMO. Unless they go with a totally different name but why do that when they can leverage the Bronco nameplate to their advantage. Immediate publicity right there.
 

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Pardon my ignorance but what does this agreement mean exactly? Is Ford committed under the terms of the contract to build the Bronco or just have the UAW workers do it if the plans go thru? Anyone know?
Nothing is solid right now and I've heard that the Bronco exists only on paper so far so they could pull the plug easily. With the trend towards small SUVs not stopping anytime soon let's hope the business case for it is still really strong.
 

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