Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly plant just south of Detroit produces the Ford Mustang and the Lincoln Continental. Automotive News reports that the automaker plans to produce two battery-electric crossovers at the facility, the EVs arranged for sale in the 2023 model year. The EVs were previously suggested to be integrated in Ford’s Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly plant in Mexico, which constructs the Fiesta. According to the AN piece, moving the EVs to Michigan means the end of Lincoln Continental production in the U.S. Sunset is anticipated in “late 2021” for a sedan that is simply three years of ages, which never ever got the momentum to assert itself and reassert the Continental nameplate.
The Continental has actually been on deathwatch because at least March 2018, when Ford Authority reported that the high-end sedan would not get more than one generation. The altering of several guards in the leading ranks scotched a strategy to move the Continental onto the CD6 platform for rear- and all-wheel-drive vehicles. In September 2018, Jalopnik put more meat on that crossbones, saying Flat Rock employees alleged the huge Lincoln could bid farewell as soon as this year, and car manufacturer experts had seen production merely arranged– not authorized– for 2020, with absolutely nothing beyond that. Then, as now, Ford seems to leave open the possibility for Continental production to continue in China and just possibly be exported here.
The 2 twinned midsized EVs, using the codenames CDX746 and CDX747, would be available in Ford and Lincoln flavors. Said to be approximately the size of the Ford Edge/Lincoln Nautilus platform siblings, the car manufacturer has requested providers tailor up for yearly production of as much as 65,000 units between the two models. When they show up, they’ll form part of the 16 EVs Ford plans to have on the marketplace worldwide by 2022. The others we understand of up until now are the crossover that will funnel the Mustang, an electric F-150 pickup, and an EV project with Rivian.