2018 Ford Bronco: Union leader confirms Ranger SUV after Trump attack

A local UAW leader has confirmed that the Ford Bronco and Ranger will be built in Wayne, Michigan, after Donald Trump accused Ford of moving jobs to Mexico during the first presidential debate.


Trump accused Ford of moving jobs to Mexico because Ford will soon move North American production of its Ford Focus compact from Wayne, Michigan to Mexico.

Bill Johnson, plant chairman for UAW Local 900, told the Detroit Free Press, “I think Trump needs to get his facts straight. He is absolutely beating up on Ford for doing what everybody else has already done.

“We hate to see the products go to Mexico, but 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.”

With the Ranger and Bronco being built at the same factory, the Bronco will probably be based on the mid-size pickup. It could be an American version of the Everest, a Ranger based SUV, already sold around the world, or it could be a new 2-door SUV based on the Ranger.

Source: Detroit Free Press




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2018 Ford Bronco: Union leader confirms Ranger SUV after Trump attack