- Automotive News reported today that Ford will produce a Ford and a Lincoln crossover vehicle at the Flat Rock, Michigan, facility for the 2023 model year. They had previously been expected to be built in Mexico.
- The new models are part of Ford's previously announced plan to bring out 16 new battery-electric vehicles by the end of 2022.
- The new crossovers are expected to be similar in size to the Edge (pictured above) and the Lincoln Nautilus in size, the publication said, citing "sources with knowledge of Ford's plans."
Ford continues to move forward with its promise to go electric. The automaker has been talking for more than a year about an $11.1 billion push to sell 16 battery-electric and 24 hybrid models worldwide by 2022. Now, as Automotive News reports, there is more detailed information about two of these vehicles. The publication reports that two mid-size EV crossovers, one from Ford and one from Lincoln, will be produced starting in the 2023 model year. It represents a change of plans, AN said, that the new models will be built at the Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan rather than in Cuautitlán, Mexico, where Ford will build a Mustang-inspired electric crossover.
The two new products are expected to be mid-size crossovers similar in size to the Edge (pictured above) and Nautilus and will be built on the company's battery-electric vehicle platform. The production of these crossovers could also signal the end of U.S. production of the Continental, Automotive News reported, citing unnamed sources. It's expected that Ford will stop making the luxury sedan domestically in late 2021, producing it only in China.
Both of the crossover EVs will be 2023 models, with production starting in late 2022 or early 2023.
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