When you purchase a 2017 Lincoln Continental at your local Ford dealership sometime next year, you’ll be the proud owner of an American-made vehicle. That’s because John Fleming, global manufacturing chief for Lincoln, recently revealed plans to produce the Lincoln Continental at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, MI.
The Flat Rock Assembly Plant slated to produce the highly anticipated luxury sedan currently staffs 3,100 employees. Ford says it has no plans at present to hire additional workers to meet the increased demand.
Now in existence for 28 years, the plant in Flat Rock also manufactures the Mustang and Fusion. It’s been over two decades since Ford vehicles like the Lincoln Continental, Mark VIII and Town Car were produced in the Midwest. Moreover, it’s been close to14 years since a Continental was last manufactured.
While Fleming wasn’t forthcoming with additional production details about the Lincoln Continental, he predicted that it would “do very, very well.”
In addition, the city of Flat Rock will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, so Lincoln fans should anticipate a Continental-themed celebration when the time comes.
Waiting for the Lincoln Continental to make its triumphant return to dealership floors is going to take a while. In the meantime, you can stop by West Point Lincoln in Houston, TX to take a look at our new Lincoln cars as well as our quality pre-owned cars. Contact us today to schedule a test drive in a Lincoln MKC, Lincoln MKS or Lincoln MKX luxury vehicle today—you’ll be glad you did!
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