As Ford Authority reported back in August, 2023 Lincoln Nautilus order banks closed on August 31th, 2023, while production was set to end in late 2023 at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada. Now, sources familiar with the matter have confirmed to Ford Authority that this is precisely the case, as production of the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus – a bit of a lame duck, given the pending arrival of the redesigned 2024 model – will indeed end before the year is over.
Specifically, 2023 Lincoln Nautilus production at the Oakville plant is currently scheduled to end in December, which will also mark the end of an era for the luxurious crossover – though as always, this timeline is subject to change. Aside from making way for the next-generation model, this changeover will spell the end of both Nautilus and Ford Edge production in Oakville. As Ford Authority previously reported, production of both of those models is set to be replaced by all-electric versions of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator crossovers in 2025 following a complete retooling of the plant in 2024.
The Ford Edge received a bit of an extension, with production of the 2024 model year set to continue at the Oakville plant through next March, as Ford Authority reported yesterday. However, that model has no clear successor at this time, save for the new Edge L, which seems destined to only be sold in China. A recent report suggests that the Edge will be replaced by an all-electric model, however.
As for the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus, that crossover will be built in China at the Changan Ford Hangzhou Assembly plant, though it will also be exported to and sold in the U.S. Production of the all-new Nautilus began back on September 6th, 2023 ahead of its planned North American launch early next year.