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Most U.S. Ford Vehicles Will Remain In Production Into 2028

The UAW strike produced results for its members in big ways, and the impact will be felt for workers and for Ford Motor Company over the course of the contract. That contract contains many interesting tidbits about the company’s future plans as of November 2023, but perhaps one of the more interesting pieces of information concerns the fates of vehicles produced and sold in the United States: almost all of them will still be around in April of 2028, with three notable exceptions.

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In fact, it’s far easier to speculate on the vehicles that might not be around in 2028 than to list all of the ones that will remain. First up is the Ford Escape. According to the UAW’s contract, production of the compact crossover will end by May 2028. As Ford Authority previously reported, the 2026 model year might represent its last hurrah, which would likely mean the current generation model will continue into calendar year 2025 or 2026. Since it is coming off of a refresh for 2023, the chances of another update or redesign are slim. It’s also possible the upcoming EV replacement will simply be a fully electric successor to the current Escape.

Virtually everything that applies to the Ford Escape also applies to the Lincoln Corsair. By 2028, Louisville Assembly plant will most likely stop producing the luxury compact crossover in favor of an EV. Like the Escape, the Corsair is coming off of a refresh. It should be noted that both compact crossovers are produced in other countries – which means they could still be offered for sale in the United States beyond their presumed cancellation – they’d just be imported.

Similarly, the Lincoln Aviator will not be produced at Chicago Assembly plant by 2028, although it will still churn out examples of the Ford Explorer. In the Aviator’s case, it seems like it will be produced through the end of the current generation model, which is slated to receive a refresh for the 2025 model year. Otherwise, it will most likely be replaced by its fully electric counterpart, which Oakville Assembly is currently scheduled to build in 2025. However, it may end up being called something else entirely.

Of course, Ford’s plans through 2028 may change, and models that are currently on track to remain in production could be on the chopping block. Conversely, it’s always possible that all three aforementioned models may get a stay of execution. But as of this writing, the vast majority of Ford vehicles currently produced and sold in the United States will still be offered at dealers in 2028.

We’ll have more on The Blue Oval’s future product plans soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for comprehensive Ford news updates.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. SCEcoBoost

    Cancelling the Escape (and Edge) is a 100% brain-dead decision.

    1. Clive

      Agree 100% Losing their butt on every ev and continue to end productions on ice models? I smell a total government bailout AGAIN due to auto industry caving in to ludicrous greenie corrupt politicians.

    2. Jordan

      The soft sales are probably due to nerfing the powerplants. Choices are 2.0 I4 turbo and a 2.5 I4 hybrid with “300hp”. No V6 N/A or twin-turbo.

    3. David Schultz

      I agree 100% Farley will destroy Ford

  2. The Retired Viking

    Lots of stuff about EVs, yet the market is soft and Ford claims big losses on each one. Will they make it up in volume?

    1. SCEcoBoost

      Sure, in 2035. They’re in big-time trouble these days.

      1. Tigger

        Even if you have the volume, it won’t matter if customers don’t want EVs

  3. Big burnin gas steve

    Well, by 2029 we will all be driving f250, f350 trucks, the only oil burners left!

    1. Tim

      Naw….my 1962 Pontiac big block catalina will be just fine.

  4. Dave Newton

    They should keep building the Edge.

    1. Mark

      Agreed, i love my 2019 Edge.

  5. JamesB

    Starve Lincoln of product we want. But wait, we need more Mustang versions out there because there are not enough.


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