Ford’s new Lincoln Continental will be built in Detroit plant
Plant in Flat Rock suburb currently builds the Ford Mustang sports car and the Ford Fusion sedan.
Ford Motor Co.’s revived Lincoln Continental sedan will be built at an assembly plant in a suburb of Detroit, Mich.
Detroit-based Ford said that Flat Rock Assembly in suburban Detroit will build the Continental, which will go on sale sometime in 2016.
The 28-year-old Flat Rock plant currently builds the Ford Mustang sports car and the Ford Fusion sedan. It has 3,000 factory workers on two shifts.
Ford said it doesn’t plan to hire additional workers when it adds the Continental to the line, and also wouldn’t say when production will begin.
Ford announced in April that the Continental would return next year after a 14-year hiatus.
Continentals were made at Michigan’s Wixom Assembly Plant from 1958 to 2002. That plant closed in 2007.