Despite the rumors about Ford cutting American jobs and shipping them to Mexico, it turns out the opposite is true: there will be zero job losses in the U.S., according to Ford, and the plant in Michigan will start building the new Bronco SUV and Ranger small pickup, CNN reported.
Bill Johnson, UAW Local 900 chairman said he was sorry to see production of the Ford Focus and C-Max move to new plants opening up in Mexico, but was thrilled that those products would be replaced with even more popular models at the Detroit and Wayne Michigan factories: “with the Ranger and the Bronco coming to Michigan Assembly that absolutely secures the future for our people a lot more than the Focus does,” he told the Detroit Free Press.
Fans are still anxiously awaiting official photos of the new Ford Bronco, but Bronco6G.com drafted up some artist renderings of what it might look like.
“We fused styling elements from previous Bronco generations, the 2004 Bronco concept, and modern Ford trucks and SUVs,” the company said. “You can see the classic round headlights and square inset front grille evolved from the 1st gen Bronco, which was also showcased in the retro-futuristic 2004 Bronco concept.
“Our concept features a modern body on frame next generation Bronco that retains a tall, boxy, tough, no-frills design with a strong focus on utility and off-road capabilities. We fitted separate versions with different grilles, wheel fender shapes, varying ride heights, and cargo rack for some different looks.”
The news has triggered a lot of buzz among aficionados of the two-door SUV.
But it’s also given rise to endless jokes about the timing coinciding with O.J. Simpson’s release from prison.
“But the white ones only go 15MPH on the freeway, tops,” @rjsquirrel42 commented.
“Does it come with gloves and a get out of jail free card??” quipped another.
Whatever happens with O.J., we’re just happy that American workers will be making more cars right here at home!