The interest in the Ford SUV, which got the historical name Bronco, turned out to be so impressive that the manufacturer simply cannot cope with thousands of collected orders. The hardcore version of the Bronco Raptor, which debuted in January 2022, was no exception: order acceptance opened in March, and by the end of June, buyers had chosen the entire quota for the year. It is not yet known when Ford will start accepting applications for 2023.
Ford opened accepting orders in March, valuing the most powerful Bronco at a minimum of $68,500. Buyers who had previously booked a regular Bronco were offered an upgrade to the Raptor, and some customers were sent separate messages about the possibility of pre-ordering an extreme SUV.
Those who did not have time to stake out the Bronco Raptor will have to wait for the opening of applications for the 2023 model. However, not everyone wanted to get up in a long queue in the spring: in April, at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction, the first Raptor found a buyer who paid 350 thousand dollars for an all-terrain vehicle.
It is unclear when the rest of the customers will receive their Bronco Raptor. Ford has been experiencing problems with the supply of cars for several years due to a shortage of components.
By spring, the account of undelivered Bronco SUVs had gone into the thousands. Dissatisfied customers send complaints, and Ford promises to fulfill all obligations to ship cars within 90 days.
The Bronco Raptor was introduced in January 2022. It is equipped with a three-liter V6 EcoBoost from Explorer ST and Lincoln Aviator, which produces 424 horsepower and 597 Nm of torque. The internal combustion engine is paired with a ten-band automatic and all-wheel drive with interlocking wheel differentials.