Two New Electric Crossovers Could Doom The Lincoln Continental In America

Ford is gearing up to launch a Mustang-inspired electric crossover next year, but there’s a number of other electric vehicles on the horizon.

While the company has been tight-lipped on specifics, Automotive News is reporting two electric crossovers will be introduced for the 2023 model year.

Little is known about them, but the publication says they are mid-sized crossovers that are code-named the CDX746 and CDX747. One will be for Lincoln, while the other is a Ford.

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The models are slated to be built in Flat Rock, Michigan and will reportedly be about the same size as the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus. Production could begin as early as 2022 and the company could built up to 65,000 units annually.

Interestingly, the report says the crossovers were originally slated to be built in Cuautitlan, Mexico. However, production was moved to the Flat Rock Assembly Plant. It remains unclear why Ford switched production sites, but the transfer will reportedly spell the end of Lincoln Continental production in America.

That’s disappointing news, but Lincoln only managed to sell 8,758 Continentals in the United States last year. The car’s death has been rumored for awhile and it will reportedly cease production in late 2021.

Like the Cadillac CT6, the Continental won’t disappear entirely as the model will reportedly continue to be built in China. It remains unclear if the Chinese-built model could be imported to the United States, but that decision will likely depend on the tariff situation as the trade war continues with no end in sight.

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