With the all-new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus set to launch next year, production of the luxurious crossover is set to move from the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada to the Changan Ford Hangzhou Assembly plant in China. In the meantime, production of the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus and Ford Edge continue at the Oakville plant, with the latter model enjoying its best production month of the 2023 calendar year thus far in October. That wasn’t the case with 2023 Lincoln Nautilus production, but the crossover did enjoy a bit of a bump compared to September, at least.
Last month, a grand total of 2,448 Lincoln Nautilus crossovers were built in Oakville, which is 50 units or two percent more than the previous month. It also brings the model’s year-to-date production total to 25,445 units through the month of October, with two months left to go in the calendar year.
As Ford Authority previously reported, 2023 Nautilus order banks closed back in August, and production is currently slated to end at Oakville next month – marking the literal end of an era not only for this generation, but also big changes to the crossover’s future in general. The Edge, on the other hand, will enjoy a bit of a longer production run, as it’s scheduled to be built in Canada through next March, though as is always the case, these dates are subject to change.
As for the Oakville plant, it is currently slated to begin building all-electric versions of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator starting in 2025, following a retooling in 2024. Those two models will be the only ones built at the Oakville facility at that time, with the Edge set to be discontinued when its production ends early next year.