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Ford Edge And Lincoln Nautilus Die After 2023MY in North America

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The Blue Oval will discontinue the Ford Edge and its platform-mate Lincoln Nautilus after the 2023 model year.

Following the 2023 model year, the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus will be discontinued, Ford Authority reported.

The automaker switches to making electric vehicles at the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant in Canada. The automaker ceased production of the Lincoln MKT and Ford Flex crossovers at that facility in 2019, and now plans to end the Edge and Nautilus also built there. Instead, Ford will start EV production at Oakville in 2025: five new vehicles are in the pipeline.

We don’t know yet if the models have successors. Given the transition of Lincoln to a completely electrified lineup, the Nautilus may get a successor – maybe, one of those five EVs planned for the Oakville plant.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus image
2021 Lincoln Nautilus

Both Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus received updates for the 2021 and 2022 model years: some styling tweaks, new tech features. The 2021 Nautilus got a comprehensive interior refresh and a new interior theme (Flight) for the 2022 Nautilus Black Label.

The 2022 Ford Edge comes only with an all-wheel drive. It dropped the previously standard front-wheel drive and rear parking sensors. The 2022 model received new packages (Black Appearance Package and Sport Appearance Package) and color palette changes, as well as a price increase of around $2,000 across trims.

The Lincoln Nautilus continues offering the standard front-wheel drive for the 2022 model year. The Black Label version comes with AWD.

In 2021, Ford Motor sold 85,225 Edges and 25,443 Nautiluses in the USA. In Canada, 11,830 Ford Edge and 1,626 Nautilus vehicles were sold last year.

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