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by Rex Sanchez Video

We are taken behind the scenes at the production of the Bronco at the Michigan Assembly Plant.

With over 150,000 units sold since 2021, the return of the Ford Bronco has been successful for the Blue Oval marque. Produced at the Michigan Assembly Plant, YouTube channel Frame is giving us a behind-the-scenes look at how the returning off-roader SUV comes to life.

The production process starts with precision manufacturing of the Bronco’s robust chassis, essential for ensuring an optimal off-roading performance. The model features a body-on-frame chassis based on the next-gen Ranger – both models are rumored to go electric before 2030. Workers are responsible for manually completing the necessary connections.

The facility deploys manpower to fasten each joint in the chassis and mount exterior bits like the side mirrors. Meanwhile, a robot lifts and aligns the shell with the drivetrain. The Bronco has different engine options, with the 3.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged V6 sitting at the top of the range, producing 418 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque on premium fuel.

From here, workers use huge torque guns to fit the wheel into the vehicle. According to Frame, using this machine helps ensure optimal safety and performance. Workers also mount and install the grille, giving the SUV its rugged look. A final inspection ensures the Ford Bronco is ready to hit the streets and off-roads. You can expect slight changes in the manufacturing process as Ford is already working on new Bronco and Maverick updates.

In the same video, Frame also took us to three plants building off-roading models, including the Nissan Frontier, Jeep Gladiator, and Ram 1500.

The Nissan Canton facility in Mississippi has produced the Frontier since 2012, outliving the larger Titan full-size truck, which will end its production next year due to poor sales. Meanwhile, the Jeep Gladiator is built at the automaker’s headquarters in Ohio, along with its SUV sibling, the Wrangler. Last but certainly not least, the Ram 1500 is produced at the Warren Truck Assembly and Sterling Height Assembly Plant in Michigan.