Bronco Ordering looking like it may be delayed until the first of the year

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Combining the the information from these two threads is seems like there is now a high likelihood Ford will delay ordering until the new year. This information seems to be confirmed by reading the latest Ford "press release" that their Marketing Company Bronco Nation published on November 23, 2020.
Build & Price update coming next year says Ford
Confirmed: 2-Door Soft Top Accessory Option & 4-Door Sunrider Top by Bestop

From BN article dated November 23, 2020:


So it seems clear, Ford will announce "Soon" that the ordering that was to start on Dec 7th will be delayed until "to place their orders early next year"

Who is this "Plaza-Jennings" quoted in the article? he is Esteban Plaza-Jenning who is the Ford Bronco Brand Manager.

As you can see Ford is using double speak to describe the accessories, threading the needle between "dealer orderable accessory" and "dealer channel accessories". This seems to wipe out much of the early talk of DIO. What is/was "Dealer Install Options" (DIO), it was another way to say order all your accessories on the factory order and they would be on the window sticker and Ford would pay the dealer to install them.
Well, Ford does kinda sorta keep stepping in it now don't they! LOL
 

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Not if we are needing a new vehicle, though. Some of us have put off buying a new vehicle because we were promised it would be available earlier. Then delay after delay has happened (mostly due to COVID). I am hoping my truck lasts until the Bronco is ever produced.
I hear ya. My vehicle is rapidly depreciating in value so I'm selling it asap and we are doing the 1 vehicle plan until the Bronco makes its grand appearance
 

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Have we confirmed if you can change models or not after ordering? Since each model has a specific interior, and we haven't seen them all, The idea if delaying ordering makes sense. They can't expect people to lock in their order on an interior they have never seen...or can they? lol

And to other peoples's points... it doesn't mean anything if the order date is delayed unless job 1 is delayed

Tell us we can change models at any time before getting a vin and confirm you will have production versions of each model on display before those orders have to be finalized and i am all good.
 

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Combining the the information from these two threads is seems like there is now a high likelihood Ford will delay ordering until the new year. This information seems to be confirmed by reading the latest Ford "press release" that their Marketing Company Bronco Nation published on November 23, 2020.
Build & Price update coming next year says Ford
Confirmed: 2-Door Soft Top Accessory Option & 4-Door Sunrider Top by Bestop

From BN article dated November 23, 2020:


So it seems clear, Ford will announce "Soon" that the ordering that was to start on Dec 7th will be delayed until "to place their orders early next year"

Who is this "Plaza-Jennings" quoted in the article? he is Esteban Plaza-Jenning who is the Ford Bronco Brand Manager.

As you can see Ford is using double speak to describe the accessories, threading the needle between "dealer orderable accessory" and "dealer channel accessories". This seems to wipe out much of the early talk of DIO. What is/was "Dealer Install Options" (DIO), it was another way to say order all your accessories on the factory order and they would be on the window sticker and Ford would pay the dealer to install them.
I spoke with the dealership I have my reservation with last week and the told me the’d be contacting me sometime in early January to place my order.
 

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Commodities- I would think Ford is chomping at the bit to see the quantities and pattern of options that will take shape once true orders fill the book. Wait- wait for what? Dealers have build sheets in hand now. In the end Ford decides your build time. My guess is Ford will have the first few months of production on the books by late December. I’m in- my dealer has my list of DIO I am considering if and when they appear.
 

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Have we confirmed if you can change models or not after ordering? Since each model has a specific interior, and we haven't seen them all, The idea if delaying ordering makes sense. They can't expect people to lock in their order on an interior they have never seen...or can they? lol

And to other peoples's points... it doesn't mean anything if the order date is delayed unless job 1 is delayed

Tell us we can change models at any time before getting a vin and confirm you will have production versions of each model on display before those orders have to be finalized and i am all good.
If it's anything like Bronco Sport (or any other order for that matter) you'll be able to make unlimited changes while it's in Unscheduled-Clean status. I don't think it's likely you'll see production models before your order is scheduled, but that also depends on how far out your order is. My hope is that Ford will do a tour with the Bronco like they did the Mach-E. Might not be every model, but you'd get a chance to check it out at least.
 
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Nope this is not the case at all. Orders will happen as scheduled and the update will be to include dealer installed accessories everything from factory is reflected so as we were told it will be end of first quarter next year when we will get info on DIOs
@noahr thank you for responding, great to have a dealer chime in, it seems we are getting mixed messages from different dealers regarding Dec vs Jan.

Regarding DIOs, since they are supposed to be on the factory order, to be included on the Invoice/MSRP/Window Sticker, how can it be that you get a list of DIOs in the "first quarter" yet orders have to be placed by Jan 31st?
 

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Regarding DIOs, since they are supposed to be on the factory order, to be included on the Invoice/MSRP/Window Sticker, how can it be that you get a list of DIOs in the "first quarter" yet orders have to be placed by Jan 31st?
well I think there are now 2 lists and the factory one will be finished for orders and everything else is going on the Dealer Accessory List which is where stuff will end up for purchase later.
 

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In the end, it doesn't matter too much. If we order in December and new accessories are released in January/February you can just ask your dealer to add them to the order. Nothing is set in stone until the VIN is created.
 

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