Ford Building Next-Gen Lincoln Continental in Michigan

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
ford building next gen lincoln continental in michigan

Ford will build its next-generation Lincoln Continental at its Flat Rock, Michigan plant, which also produces the Ford Fusion and Mustang, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Ford’s Executive Vice President John Fleming at an event in Dearborn, Michigan.

The announcement comes ahead of negotiations with the United Auto Workers, which represents roughly 50,700 Ford employees.

Analysts have said the Continental will be an important car for the flagging luxury brand.

Ford announced last week that it would be ending production of the C-Max and Focus at its Wayne, Michigan plant.

Negotiations with the UAW begin on July 23.

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  • RideHeight RideHeight on Jul 16, 2015

    No suspension travel, no sidewalls, I'd almost rent one for a day just to see how horrid the ride truly is.

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    • Bball40dtw Bball40dtw on Jul 16, 2015

      @RideHeight I'll drive it first. If it doesn't have a smooth, comfortable ride, then no sale.

  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on Jul 16, 2015

    Airport gandu.

  • TrailerTrash TrailerTrash on Jul 16, 2015 far so good for the anti-platform sharing/just a re-badge rants. This is, after all, being built on the same line as the Fusion and seems to be exactly what the haters look for in bashing Ford.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jul 16, 2015

    Hopefully they build it like they give a crap when they screw it together. It needs to be much nicer inside and out than the MKS.

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jul 16, 2015

      @bball40dtw Always a concern with the materials when we talk expensive American, sigh.