End of an era as final Ford Edge rolls off Oakville assembly line


Published May 7, 2024 at 2:35 pm

The final Ford Edge recently rolled off the line at the Oakville Assembly plant. /Photo by Adam Smietanka

After nearly two decades and more than 2.6 million vehicles, the Ford Edge will no longer be produced at the Oakville Assembly Plant.

And with that news, the future of many workers is now up in the air.

The motor vehicle company announced a couple of years ago that Edge production would be ending in Canada at some point, and when production of the Lincoln Nautilus, which shares a platform with the Edge, went to China, the writing was on the wall.

And that time is now as a photo of the final Edge coming off the assembly line has been circulating on social media and trade magazines.

According to a banner in the photo, during its 18 years of production, 2,609,545 vehicles were built in Oakville.

The Oakville plant is now expected to take a break, one that may last longer than originally expected. Although retooling for a new Ford EV was expected to being shortly after the end of the Edge run, Ford now says it won’t enter production until 2027, saying this was to reduce material and design costs and utilize emerging battery technology.

The photo was shared by Adam Smietanka on his Facebook page.

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