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.
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.
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.