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.
Last day to order:
|July 31, 2020|
|Last day to make changes:||August 13, 2020|
|Production ends:||October 30, 2020|
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.