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Ford Selects ArcelorMittal as Sole Gen 3 Steel Supplier for 2021 Bronco

Steel News - Published on Thu, 15 Oct 2020

Image Source: Ford ArcelorMittal 2021 Bronco
After years of thorough research, perseverance and strong customer relationships, ArcelorMittal’s Fortiform 980 GI has been selected as the sole source of 3rd generation advanced high-strength steel Gen 3/HF for the revitalized 2021 Ford Bronco. This sporty vehicle will be the first automobile in the world to incorporate this grade of steel, which is made at AM/NS Calvert in Alabama. Ford’s main objectives were to create a lightweight and safe vehicle and the company enlisted ArcelorMittal to achieve these critical goals.

ArcelorMittal’s co-engineering capabilities, which fostered the close collaboration between ArcelorMittal R&D and Ford’s design and welding experts played a pivotal role in this project. The R&D team also worked closely with the joint venture partners at AM/NS Calvert as the steel is made on their upgraded line.

It has been 50 years since a new model of the Ford Bronco hit the roads, but the automotive community is already giving the off-roading vehicle high marks. The sleek aesthetics of the vehicle, coupled with its ability to navigate difficult terrain, has been a big draw. In fact, there are already 150,000 preorders, despite the poor economy. Although a crash analysis has only been simulated on a computer, experts believe the 2021 Bronco could receive an IHSS Safety Pick+.

The expected production date is scheduled for February 2021 and the new Broncos will be available in showrooms beginning in Q2 2021.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 15 Oct 2020
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