Production of the Lincoln Continental sedan in the US will reportedly end in late 2021 with its production slots taken up by two electric crossovers.
Sources have told Automotive News Ford is preparing two midsize electric crossovers, codenamed CDX746 and CDX747: one each for the Ford and Lincoln brands. They will be around the size of the Ford Edge, but will ride on a dedicated electric car platform.
These were initially slated for Cuautitlan, Mexico, but the company has decided to produce them instead in Flat Rock, Michigan. It has told suppliers to be ready to supply for a combined 65,000 units per year.
The new SUVs will be go into production in 2022 for the 2023 model year.
Production of the Continental could continue in China, and any next generation may be built there and exported back to the US.
Source: Automotive News