Ford to build Lincoln Continental in Michigan
The resurrected luxury sedan will be built at Ford\'s Flat Rock Assembly plant alongside the Mustang and Fusion.
Ford has confirmed that its upcoming Lincoln Continental will be built in Michigan.
The resurrected luxury sedan will be built at the Flat Rock Assembly plant, where the company currently produces the Mustang and Fusion.
Perhaps not coincidentally, the plan was made public by Ford manufacturing chief John Fleming as the automaker begins contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers.
"I think it will do very, very well," the executive said at a Dearborn event, without elaborating, as quoted by Dow Jones Business News.
The disclosure follows an announcement that Focus and C-Max production will move in 2018. Mexico is rumored to be the leading candidate, however Ford claims a final decision has not been made yet.
The Continental Concept gathered plenty of attention when it was unveiled earlier this year in New York, introducing an entirely new design language for Ford's luxury marque. The production version will be built upon the same platform that underpins the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, potentially with all-wheel drive as a standard feature.
The Continental will serve as a replacement for the Lincoln MKS, reintroducing traditional naming that departs from Lincoln's current MK-based scheme. The MKS will end production at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant ahead of the Continental's arrival.