In 2020 Ford Bronco, along with the 2019 Ford Ranger, will be brought back thanks to the newest agreement between Ford and UAW. Finally, those rumors about the new Ford Bronco will come true, but the revamped Ranger will also see the light of day.
2019 Ford Ranger Release Date
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Both the future Ford Ranger and Bronco will be released by the first half of 2020. First, the 2019 Ford Ranger will enter the production at the Assembly Plant in Michigan sometime in 2018. This will occur shortly after Ford shut down the production of their C-Max and Focus models. The last Ranger model was built back in 2011, and since then no models were released in the United States. After almost a decade, it will be brought back to America. I’m sure fans are going to be thrilled with the upcoming model, which will most likely be based on the international version. Let’s just hope that Ford will not neglect their F-Series trucks.
2020 Ford Bronco Release Date
After they bring their popular pickup truck back to the States, the company will start working on the revival of the long-anticipated 2020 Ford Bronco, an off-road SUV which was quite popular since late 60s. Its production stopped back in 1996, and we didn’t see any new model until 2004, when a Concept model made a debut at the North American Auto Show. Unfortunately, it was never released to the market. However, fans of the original Bronco are demanding that Ford continue producing this popular utility vehicle and now their wishes will come true. The new 2020 Ford Bronco will be released by the end of 2019. It is also going to be produced in Michigan Assembly Plant.
Above you can see variant based on the Atlas Concept model, but some rumors claim that the upcoming model will actually be based on the Everest SUV.
Benefits of the Ford-UAW contract
There are many positive aspect of the contract signed between Ford Motor Company and United Automobile Workers. First, fans of these two vehicles will finally be able to buy the revised and upgraded models. This is going to bring more money to the company. Then, about 8,500 jobs will be open, while the existing workers will get various bonuses (more info below). Let’s hope that the 52,900 UAW members will make the right decision.
What UAW workers got in the new 4-year contract
Signing Bonus – $8,500 upon ratification, plus a $1,500 advance from 2016 profit-sharing payment. $2,000 for temporary workers.
Wages – Entry-level from $15.78 to $17 an hour, progress to about $29 in 8 years or less. Skilled trades receive same increases as long-time production workers. Pre-October 2007 hires receive 3% base wage increases in 1st and 3rd years and lump sums equal to 4% of their pay in 2nd and 4th years, going from $28.05 to about $29.76
Buyouts – $70,000 retirement incentive for eligible workers.
Profit-Sharing – For all Ford UAW employees: $1,000 for every $1 billion in North American profit (no cap); Individual payments vary based on compensated hours.
Retirees – Four annual payments of $250 each; legal Services Plan restored.
Other Bonuses – $1,500 annual inflation protection lump sum; $250 annual competitiveness bonus.
Health Care – No change to worker contribution for those hired after October 2007. Entry-level workers hired before October 2007 will receive same coverage as traditional workers. There can be new deductibles of up to $400 (single) or $800 (family) if costs are high enough to trigger the Affordable Care Act’s Cadillac tax.
Plants and Jobs – $9-billion investment in plants; 8,500 added or retained jobs.
For more details you can visit Detroit Free Press‘ website.
So, what do you guys think of the upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger and 2020 Ford Bronco models? Are you thrilled? Leave your opinions in the comment section below.
Guys over at bronco6g.com released some awesome rendering photos of the new Ford Bronco 2020, which looks like a modern variant of the old 2004 concept. Check them out below.