Ford has already ended production of all of its sedans following the recent discontinuation of the Fusion. Lincoln isn’t far behind either, as Continental production will end later this month, marking the end of Lincoln sedans. Still, it’s worth wondering – should Lincoln sedan owners hold out hope for another sedan from Lincoln, or has that ship already sailed?
“Sedans, especially in the luxury segment, are still very important in China, and Lincoln is growing in China,” Kumar Galhotra, Ford Vice President and President of the North American region, told Ford Authority executive editor, Alex Luft, in a recent interview. “But for the foreseeable future, we don’t have any plans to go back to sedans. But we’re always looking at the marketplace if there is an opportunity, so never say never.”
Thus, Lincoln sedan fans can hold out a little hope it seems, as Galhotra is clearly leaving the door open here. It’s certainly possible that consumer preference shifts back from crossovers and SUVs to sedans at some point in the future, but for now at least, that simply isn’t the case.
Back in May, Ford Authority was the first to report that the Lincoln MKZ would be discontinued, and production of the luxury sedan ended at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant back on July 31st, as was the case with its platform mate, the Ford Fusion.
Meanwhile, the Lincoln Continental is nearing the end as well after Ford Authority was the first to report, a little over two years ago, that Continental production at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant would end after the current generation had run its course. Lincoln confirmed this news back in July, and production is scheduled to end on October 30th, officially marking the end of the Lincoln sedan – for now, at least.
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