In all, sedan sales decreased by 98.7 percent. That’s what happens when only six MKZs and 14 Continentals were sold in a single month. September 2020 saw 1,113 MKZs and 413 Continentals leave dealer lots. The MKZ is a nice car and all, but it’s still essentially a more expensive Ford Fusion, which was also dropped from the lineup. It’s the Continental’s story that’s particularly sad.
Re-launched for 2017 for the first time in a decade and a half, this reborn Continental was based on a front-wheel-drive platform with available all-wheel-drive. Design-wise, it looked pretty darn good inside and out. That wasn’t good enough.