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New Ford Mustang To Be Built At Flat Rock Assembly Plant

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In the wake of the UAW contract being ratified by the union members, light has been shed on the future of some of the plants that Ford is operating. The Lincoln Continental is currently built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant outside of Detroit. During the four-year term of the newly ratified contract, that vehicle is expected to be eliminated.

The elimination of the Continental will give the plant extra capacity that Ford plans to fill. The contract shows that Flat Rock will be building a new version of the Ford Mustang along with specialty versions of the car like the Ford Mustang Bullitt and Shelby models. A recent rumor claims that the Bullitt is being discontinued next year and the Mach 1 will replace it.

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If that rumor proves accurate, the assumption is that the Mach 1 would be produced at Flat Rock. While the Mustang Mach-E is a Mustang in name, word is that car will not be built at Flat Rock. With the door open for additional Mustang models, there is the possibility of other iterations being built there. Reports indicate that both coupe and convertible models will be built at the factory.

If the Lincoln Continental is discontinued, it would mark the last of the Lincoln cars as the luxury automaker follows Ford into producing only SUVs and crossovers. Many have questioned if Ford made the right choice in eliminating cars, studies have shown that many of the former Ford car buyers are moving to Honda and Toyota for cars rather than SUVs as Ford had hoped.

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Source: Detroit Free Press

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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