The Ford Edge has long been on the chopping block after soldiering on for years with no successor in site – 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 ends at the Oakville Assembly plant, which is currently slated to happen next month after order banks closed last October. In the meantime, 2024 Ford Edge production decreased by a significant margin in December 2023 compared to the month prior, according to the automaker’s latest sales report.
In November, a grand total of 15,231 units of the 2024 Ford Edge rolled off the assembly line in Canada, which was essentially the same as October’s 15,364 total. However, in December, that number plummeted to just 7,974 units – a massive decrease of 7,257 units, nearly cutting production in half month-over-month. For the entirety of the 2023 calendar year, Ford built a grand total of 132,623 Edge crossovers.
Meanwhile, production of the 2024 Ford Edge began back on July 17th, 2023, but the crossover soldiered into its final model year completely unchanged, which came as no surprise given its pending discontinuation. 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 just launched in North America, it will be built at the Changan Ford Hangzhou Assembly plant in China. As for the Ford Edge, its future is unclear, but it could be replaced by a new all-electric model at some point in the future, as Ford Authority previously reported.