The upcoming Lincoln Continental luxury sedan will be built at parent company Ford Motor Company’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan the company has confirmed.
“Good news for Flat Rock plant – future home of the all-new Lincoln Continental, which will be exported to the world and keep jobs at home!”, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell said on Twitter soon after the news broke.
The Lincoln Continental concept was unveiled at the 2015 New York International Motor Show in April. The concept car was powered by an “exclusive” 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 petrol engine and had three driving modes – Normal, Sport and Comfort.
The concept has been highly controversial with Bentley’s former chief designer claiming that it’s a Bentley Continental Flying Spur rip-off. “I would have called it Flying Spur concept and kept the four round lights.”, the design chief wrote on his Facebook page sarcastically soon after the concept was revealed.
The cars currently rolling out from the Flat Rock Assembly Plant are the Ford Mustang and Fusion. The new full-size luxury sedan will go on sale next year to replace the current generation MKS, as a MY2017 model. The flagship sedan will be sold in China too, which has a huge market for luxury cars.