- Ford is cutting the production of the F-150, Bronco and other important vehicles due to ongoing chip shortage
- Vehicle production cut also includes the Mustang Mach-E and Lincoln Aviator SUV in Mexico, Michigan and other plants
Due to a global scarcity of semiconductor chips, Ford Motor will decrease production of several important products. Ford revealed that production of the Ford Bronco and Explorer SUVs will be halted. This includes the Ford F-150, Ranger pickup trucks and Mustang Mach-E as well. The company will also halt the production of Lincoln Aviator SUV at plants in Michigan and Mexico. The Illinois and Missouri plants will also face the same.
Ford Bronco and F-150 Production
The fact that Ford is discontinuing some of its most profitable and popular vehicles, such as the Bronco, Mach-E, and F-150, demonstrates that automakers are still grappling with the issue, despite many in the industry expecting a gradual increase in chip supply by 2022. Ford sold 1.9 million automobiles in the United States in 2021, down 6.8% from the previous year, as it navigated a global semiconductor chip scarcity. The parts shortage led Ford and other automakers to close operations on a periodic basis, depleting vehicle inventories.