2020 Lincoln Continental Production Dates Revealed In Full

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The Lincoln Continental nameplate holds a special place in automotive lore, and the model’s history is indeed rich. The car that created the personal luxury car segment and set the standard for automotive design is once again set to disappear for the fourth time when the current generation runs its course, as we reported some time ago. So those who are interested in owning one of these special cars will likely be very interested in 2020 Lincoln Continental production details.

Luckily, Ford Authority has received the scoop on the latest Continental courtesy of sources familiar with product plans. The last day to order a 2020 Lincoln Continental is July 31st, 2020, and the last day to make changes to any existing orders is August 13th, 2020. The last day of 2020 Lincoln Continental production will then follow on October 30th.

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As of right now, there is no indication when production will begin for the 2021 Continental. But it will likely start the day after 2020 production ends on October 31st. Right now, it’s unclear how many more years Lincoln’s luxury flagship sedan will be produced, but its life cycle will likely end after the 2021 or 2022 model year. So unfortunately, we’ll never get to see the very attractive coupe version of our dreams.

The Continental is produced at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant alongside the Ford Mustang. It was one of the last Ford plants to reopen following the COVID-19 induced shutdown, along with the the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada. It’s unclear if Ford plans to make any changes at the plant once it ceases Continental production.

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Lincoln MKZ production is scheduled to end on July 30th at the Ford Hermosillo plant in Mexico, which will leave the Continental as the sole Lincoln passenger car left in production, as well as the only Blue Oval car remaining aside from the Mustang, as the Ford Fusion is also set to end production on the same date.

We’ll have more on the Continental as soon as it’s available, so so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Continental news, and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. And with this decision to exit the sedan market, Ford Motor Company walks away from 25% of the motor vehicle market. This is one of the dumbest decision ever made. Does it make sense for Lincoln to have FOUR SUV’s and ZERO cars?

  2. Agreed.

    Hey Japan, come eat our lunch.
    The Corolla, Camry, Accord, Prelude … all just an anomaly … nobody wants sedans any more.

  3. This is what Lincoln is calling a Luxury Flagship today, you got to be kidding? This or the last front wheel drive Taurus should have ever worn the Continental name plate. Have you seen the 2021 Genesis G90 which is own by Kia ? Lincoln Didn’t Even Try, they just slapped a iconic name on a Fusion / Taurus and it a day so they can say people don’t buy sedans anymore. Chrysler 300 / Dodge Charger not having a problem and it’s been on the market since 2005, 15yrs. Wonder Why? Maybe because it’s Rear Wheel Drive????? Wake Up Lincoln

    • Or its because FCA has a qualified auto executive (who knows how to market sedans) running the company instead of an inexperienced unqualified furniture guy who has no idea on how do to anything.

  4. Lincoln don’t have to try so hard if it real want to build a American Luxury Flagship Sedan that will sale. Simply buy back the 2002 Continental Concept car update the grill head and taillights and there you go. It’s not Rocket Science guys just good old Commonsense

  5. The CONTINENTAL is a nice car. I still don’t know why some are so bugged that it shares parts of the FUSION platform. The FUSION is smaller with 4 banger engines and a shorter wheelbase.
    I personally don’t care one way or the other if it’s rear or front drive. Unless you are some hot rod Herrigan type it’s not a factor. Some of us just want a smooth riding sedan. I don’t know if anyone else noted but I like how they placed the push buttons for the transmission on the dash.
    Sort of a tribute to CHRYSLER when they had the push button selector back in the 1960’s.
    Yes, FORD will regret moving away form sedans. No matter, there are other builders beside FORD.

    • Sound like your out of touch with the Luxury Automotive market. Aston Martin Rolls Royce, Bentley, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Chrysler, Lexus, and Genesis all have 1 thing in common. It’s not Drag Racing, it’s Luxury Rear Wheel Drive Luxury Flagship Sedans. Personally I don’t know no front wheel drive Continental that’s gonna be worth anything 40 and for the record FORD had a push button transmission back then 2 Rear Wheel Drives Matter just look at the sales numbers on this car compared to others

  6. I did say I have no problem either way. I know I’m stogy and I like it smooth and quiet and if that puts me out of touch than so be it. I like the CONTINENTAL and if nobody else does I really don’t care.

  7. I might also add that all but the standard models have all wheel drive. The CONTINENTAL out lasted the CADILLAC CT6 which was rear drive. It was sad to see that one go even though I couldn’t understand the reasoning for offering it with a 4 cylinder for the first few years.

    • That’s why the Continental is going away because it doesn’t Matter to you, All of them start life as FWD so AWD don’t matter either. The same was said about the GTO don’t matter how it looks, wait until they drive it. How did that work out. Cadillac problem they use letters and numbers like BMW instead of naming there cars remember Fleetwood, Sedan Deville, Seville, El Dorado? When cars come with a long Heritage you have to live that my friend, make Mustang FWD and see what happen the Continental has been around longer and deserve the same respect. Lincoln needs to Brand Continental like Ford is Branding Bronco and Mustang. The cars Lincoln is building today will be in a junk yard in 15yrs

      • Well I don’t know what CADILLAC’s problem is with all of the alphanumeric naming but if a car is good it’s good and if it’s bad it’s bad and the market will determine that whether anyone likes it or not. I just don’t see what the big deal is if a sedan is front or rear drive when you are going for a smooth pillow ride. I’ve driven and owned both rear and front drive sedans and frankly couldn’t tell the difference in ride and handling most of the time. I understand and very much appreciate heritage as you seem to as well.
        I’m not a MUSTANG nor BRONCO fan so you are correct that those vehicles should remain RWD since they have always been that way and you would tick off the stalwarts.
        But most of us generic sedan people won’t care so long as it has the other characteristics of a sedan including ride and comfort regardless of which or all wheels are driving. We just agree to disagree and again, there are others besides FORD out there.

  8. Perhaps we can all agree that FORD should at least make the COACH DOOR version standard and still offer the conventional version as a lower cost or fleet option.

  9. We can agree that the Continental looking nice and the only model that should’ve been build is the Coach Edition to make it unique. All 80 of those sold out in a matter of hours at over $100K each which means people don’t mind paying for something different. That would give them the money to invest in a RWD Coach Edition as it should be. My parents own Continentals none FWD, I always wanted one but Lincoln stop building the car that once Rivaled the best cars made

  10. The inexperienced unqualified furniture guy is mismanaging this company the same way the Fix Or Repair Daily family is mismanaging the Detroit Lions (one playoff victory since becoming part-owners in 1961, and full owners on Nov 22, 1963)

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