With the return of the Continental comes the return of an old partnership between Ford and Kia. From the press release:
March 31st, 2015
We here at Ford are proud of the success that Kia has earned over the past years. From their humble beginnings of building the Ford Aspire and rebadging them for the Korean market to their latest Kia K900 luxury car, Kia has earned the the respect of us here at Ford Motor Company. As a result, we have repartnered together to introduce the all new 2016 Lincoln Continental.
The 2016 Lincoln Continental has been designed by the same team whom designed the Kia K900. Further, the 2016 Lincoln Continental will be built in both our Flatrock, MI plant and in a brand new, state of the art factory in Seoul, South Korea. We hope that we can further strengthen our relationship and collaborate on future projects.