UAW Report: The Return of the Ford Bronco. Ford is going to build a Raptor-based Bronco 4×4 SUV, along with the new Ranger pickup.

Ford has plans to build a new Bronco, according to the freshly-revealed UAW Tentative Agreement. The agreement also outlines Ford’s intent on bring the iconic Ranger back to the United States.

The report outlines a $9 Billion investment plan through the year 2020. A “spending spree” if you will, Ford has big plans for it’s lineup. Here are the details, first reported by DFP:

The UAW’s tentative agreement with Ford outlines a $9 billion commitment to its U.S. plants and commitment to create or retain 8,500 jobs over the four years with new vehicles, engines and transmissions planned.

Here are some of the details of the spending plan:

Michigan Assembly: $700 million investment with a new product to be added in 2018, expected to be the Ford Ranger, followed by the revival of the Ford Bronco SUV by 2020. The stamping plant will continue to support the Ford Focus and C-Max families of vehicles until they are moved elsewhere in 2018

Chicago Assembly Plant: $900 million investment to build the new Ford Explorer and Police SUV Interceptor. The plant will continue to make the existing Taurus with no plans to make the all-new version that was introduced for the China market.

Dearborn Truck: $250 million investment to continue to make the F-150 as well as the new F-150 Raptor performance pickup.

Flat Rock Assembly: $400 million investment to continue making the Ford Mustang and add production of the all-new Lincoln Continental full-size sedan. The Ford Fusion mid-size sedan continues through its current product lifecycle as needed to augment assembly in Mexico but it does not appear that the next-generation will need additional capacity in Flat Rock.

Kansas City Assembly: $200 million investment to continue making the F-150 pickup and Ford Transit full-size commercial van.

Kentucky Truck: $600 million investment to make the next-generation Super Duty pickup with an aluminum body as well as the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator which are also expected to go aluminum. Ford will in-source work on the instrument panel, cooling module and part of the rear doors.

Louisville Assembly: $700 million investment to make the all-new 2017 Escape. The current Lincoln MKC will move elsewhere to provide more capacity for the hot-selling Escape.

Ohio Assembly: $250 million investment to continue making medium-duty trucks and E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis but a new unnamed product will be added.

Dearborn Engine: $50 million investment to make an upgraded 2-liter four-cylinder engine.

Cleveland Engine: $150 million investment to upgrade the 3.7-liter and 3,5-liter V6 engines and continue to make the 2-liter and 2.3-liter four-cylinder engines.

Lima Engine: $250 million investment to upgrade the 3.5-liter and 2.7-liter engines and build two new V6 engines. One is expected to be the new 3-liter V6 shown in the Lincoln Continental concept.

Romeo Engine: $150 million investment to continue to make upgraded versions of the 5.2-liter and 6.2-liter engines and also add a new displacement for the new Super Duty pickups. The plant will also continue to make connecting rods for the 5-liter V8 engine block and add a head machining module.

Woodhaven Forging: will continue to make the same forgings.

Livonia Transmission: $1.8 billion investment to continue current transmissions and add three new ones: likely some of the 9- and 10-speed transmissions currently in development. The plant will also add gear machining.

Sharonville Transmission: $900 million investment to keep making current transmissions and do gear machining while adding a new transmission family and gear machining for the two new multi-gear transmissions.

Van Dyke Transmission: $650 million investment to add three new transmissions while continuing to make the current transmissions.

Rawsonville: $50 million investment to continue to make batteries for electric vehicles as well as other components.

Sterling Axle: $400 million investment to make new axles for the Ford Explorer, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator while continuing to make current axles.

Buffalo Stamping: $30 million investment to make stampings for the Ford Edge, Expedition and Super Duty as well as the Lincoln MKX and Navigator.

Chicago Stamping: $200 million investment to make stampings for the new Explorer, a new product and continue existing work.

Dearborn Stamping/Dearborn Diversified: $80 million investment for a new press line, hydroform press and two machining lines as Ford uses more aluminum in future vehicles. Stamping and hydroforming work continues for the F-150 and new Super Duty pickups.

Woodhaven hot metal forming plant: $300 million investment for five new metal-forming lines and new laser cells.


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