2020 Lincoln Continental Production Dates Revealed Prior To Model’s Discontinuation

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Just over two years ago, Ford Authority was the first to report that Lincoln Continental production would end after the current generation had run its course. Then, on Friday, the automaker confirmed that Continental production would stop by the end of 2020, and that the iconic nameplate would be retired for the fourth time in history. Now, we’ve learned exactly when that will happen.

The last day to order a 2020 Lincoln Continental is July 31st, 2020, and the last day to make changes to those orders will be August 13th, 2020. Production of the model will end for good on October 30th, 2020 at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, where the Continental is produced alongside the Ford Mustang.

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2020 Lincoln Continental Production Dates
Last day to order:
July 31, 2020
Last day to make changes: August 13, 2020
Production ends: October 30, 2020
Lincoln brought back the Continental in 2016 after a fourteen year absence, positioning it once again as the automaker’s flagship model. The new Continental also helped usher in a new era of styling for Lincoln, including its brand new grille design that’s shared with the rest of the lineup. And at first, things looked promising for the luxurious sedan.

Lincoln Continental sales started off strong as the model sold 12,012 units in its first year back on the market. But then, things slowly tapered off, as did passenger car sales in general. Lincoln sold 8,758 Continentals in 2018, 6,586 in 2019, and 2,575 units in the first half of 2020.

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. Ford Fusion production is scheduled to end on the same day, so once Continental production ends, the Ford Mustang will be the last Blue Oval passenger car on sale in the United States.

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We’ll have more on the Continental as it nears the end of production, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Continental news, and continuous 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. Lincoln sales tapered off because they sold the half baked model to the public and real FlagShip Suicide door model you showing above to 80 people for $110K that sold out in 48hrs. Which proves had you only sold the Suicide Continental the sedan wouldn’t be discontinue. Than you would have the money to move it over to a RWD platform like you did the Explorer. If I need a Luxury Sedan Chrysler 300 has RWD, looks better if I need a Sporty Sedan Dodge Charger RedEye both been around 16yrs. and has no problem selling cars because they know how to build a Real American Sedan

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