While the all-new, next-generation 2024 Lincoln Nautilus will live on as a model built in China and sold in the U.S., that isn’t the case with the crossover’s platform mate – the Ford Edge – which is set to be discontinued in North America following the 2024 model year. Soon, production of both models will end at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada – which will build all-electric versions of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator starting in 2025. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that 2024 Ford Edge ST order banks are set to close next week, meaning that customers in the market for the high-performance crossover will need to act soon if they want to secure one.
2024 Ford Edge ST order banks are set to close on September 5th, 2023 at 10pm EST, and dealers have until September 12th, 2023 to complete the Customer Order Verification Process. However, this doesn’t just apply to retail orders, as is usually the case, because dealers won’t be able to place stock orders for 2024 Ford Edge ST crossovers following this deadline, either.
As one might imagine given the Edge’s impending discontinuation, Ford doesn’t plan to offer customers any sort of model year transition if their Edge ST isn’t produced in the 2024 model year, either. Dealers will be able to modify existing retail order banks after they’ve closed, however. Those looking to purchase a regular, non-ST 2024 Edge will be happy to know that Ford plans to leave order banks for those models open past this date as well – for now, at least. As is usually the case, these dates are subject to change, and oftentimes, they do.
Initially, it was expected that Edge production would end after the 2023 model year, but as Ford Authority reported in December, it will now extend into 2024. Production of the 2024 model began back on July 17th, 2023, though the crossover soldiered on into the new model year completely unchanged.