We expected this and now it’s official. Production of the Lincoln Continental will officially end at the end of 2020 in the US. If you are in China, then you’ll get an extra year, since the Continental will survive in that market for the 2021 model year.
Lincoln confirmed the news today to the Detroit Free Press. “It will end for both China and the U.S. at the end of the year,” Angie Kozleski, Lincoln spokeswoman, confirmed to the Detroit Free Press. “Production is done at the end of this year. The name will go back into the vault. It has a long and rich history. But production for this vehicle will be ending at the end of this year.”
This means that by the end of the year, Lincoln will only offer SUVs, since the MKZ is also ending production this month.
Lincoln also stated, “Lincoln is investing in growth segments and the brand will feature a full portfolio of SUVs, including a fully electric vehicle in the future. Lincoln will continue to keep its newest SUVs fresh and we will have more news to share later this year; however, as the full-size premium sedan segment continues to decline in the U.S., we plan to end production of the Lincoln Continental at the end of this year.”