I think that's a missed opportunity. There is a huge potential market for right hand drive, and not just in Australia.For those that do not know Bronco 6g history, the T6 platform chassis was engineered in Australia, along with the shared 2022 Ranger. Kinda ironic those Ford engineers will never be able to buy and own a Bronco 6g in Australia. On the other hand, this is good news for us in North America as the factory capacity will not be diverted for right-hand drive models.
2021 Ford Bronco officially denied access to Australia: Hottest new SUV of the decade barred from key 4x4 markets around the world, and the reason why is baffling
2021 Ford Bronco officially denied access to Australia
Never say never.For those that do not know Bronco 6g history, the T6 platform chassis was engineered in Australia, along with the shared 2022 Ranger. Kinda ironic those Ford engineers will never be able to buy and own a Bronco 6g in Australia.
I hope you're right.Never say never.
If I'm Ford, I'm denying Australia now because selling there would just take units from the U.S. where demand exceeds supply. However, I'm thinking a few years down the road, things may balance a little more favorably. That said, there are costs involved and it might not even make a good business case. Australia is nearly out of the domestic vehicle production business and most imports are coming from Asia, which would be less-expensive to produce and ship, so the Bronco would likely be a more premium option compared to other competitors.
Ford is expanding their Silverton plant in South Africa for the 2022 Ranger. Maybe they will eventually build Broncos there too. No idea if they will be LH or RH or where the vehicles are destined for.The Ford Rangers sold in Australia are built in Thailand. So giving a bronco to Australia, south Africa, Japan, India, the UK would require another plant being set up for Bronco production. I can understand why it would not be initially cost effective, but who knows what will happen in the future. Toyota only sold the FJ cruiser in the US market for many years before exporting it to other markets like Australia