The current-generation Ford Edge has long been on the chopping block, a two-row crossover that has soldiered on for years with no successor in sight – save for the new Edge L, which will presumably only be sold in China. Meanwhile, the 2024 Ford Edge is set to represent the end of the proverbial line for the crossover in North America when production ceases at the Oakville Assembly plant. Meanwhile, 2024 Ford Edge order banks closed this past Friday, October 13th, and now, production of the crossover is set to end in a few months, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority.
At the moment, 2024 Ford Edge production is scheduled to end at the Oakville plant in March 2024, though as is always the case, this date is subject to change. Initially, it was expected that Edge production would end after the 2023 model year, but as Ford Authority reported last December, it will now extend into 2024. Production of the 2024 model began back on July 17th, 2023, and really ramped up back in August, as the automaker churned out 15,049 units that month – which is 7,457 or a whopping 98 percent more than July.
The 2024 Ford Edge soldiered into its final model year completely unchanged, which came as no surprise given its pending discontinuation. Meanwhile, production of that model and the Lincoln Nautilus are set to be replaced at the Oakville plant by all-electric versions of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator in 2025 following a retooling scheduled for Q2 of 2024.
While the all-new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus was recently revealed and is scheduled to launch in North America in early 2024, it will be built at the Changan Ford Hangzhou Assembly plant in China. As for the Ford Edge, it’s expected to be replaced by a new all-electric model at some point in the future, as Ford Authority reported this past August.