Production for the Ford Edge (CD539) has been moved ahead to September 2021 from December
2021. The program code for Ford Edge (CD539(ng)) has been updated to CDX706. In addition,
production has been moved ahead to October 2021 from January 2022.
Current‐generation Ford Escape (C520)’s facelift timing has been moved to March 2016 from June
2015; production will end November 2018. Subsequently, timings for the Ford Escape (C482) have
been adjusted at both Cuautitlán and Louisville Truck with SOP December 2018, a refresh for January
2022, and EOP for August 2024.
EOP for Ford Explorer (U502) has been moved back to December 2018 from September 2018. This
results in a timing shift for the Ford Explorer (U625 having an SOP in January 2019, a facelift for
January 2022, and an EOP for December 2025).
Rather than the next‐generation Fiesta, the C484 program will be a Small Car to replace the Fiesta at
The Ford Flex (D471) and Lincoln MKT (D472) EOPs have been moved out three years from December
2015 to December 2018.
Program code for the next‐generation Mustang (S550(ng)) has been changed to S650 and the SOP has
been shifted back from January 2022 to May 2020. Subsequently, the EOP for the S550 has been
moved to April 2020.
The lifecycle for the Ford Taurus (D258) has been extended out beyond our forecast horizon to June
2023 from June 2017.
EOP for the Lincoln Continental (D544) has been moved from March 2022 to May 2023 and therefore
shifting the next‐generation out of the forecast horizon.
Added a Large Sedan to the forecast for Lincoln with a program code of CD714, SOP of July 2020,
facelift of Jul‐2023, and EOP of June 2026.
Lincoln Midsize SUV (U611) SOP shifted from February 2019 to January 2019.
The next‐generation Lincoln MKX SOP was moved out from January 2021 to March 2022. The
program code was also changed from U540(ng) to CDX707. The facelift for the CDX707 was changed
as well from December 2023 to March 2025 and the EOP from December 2026 to February 2028. The
U540 EOP was shifted as a result from December 2020 to February 2022 and the facelift from
November 2017 to May 2018.
The Lincoln MKZ (CD533) EOP was extended from July 2018 to June 2019. The next‐generation MKZ
(CD622) was moved from the Hermosillo plant to Flat Rock Assembly with an SOP of July 2019 (was
August 2018), facelift of July 2022 (was July 2021), and EOP of June 2026 (was July 2024).
Based on what's provided at the link, it looks like Lincoln may be getting an entirely new large-sedan to complement the Continental.