2016 Lincoln MKX Photos Leaked on the Web – The Lincoln MKX is a mid-size, five-seater crossover (CUV) marketed by Ford’s Lincoln division. Having debuted as a 2007 model in December 2006, the MKX is a rebadged variant of the Ford Edge, sharing Ford’s CD3 platform also shared with the Mazda CX-9.
The MKX features unibody construction and front-wheel drive with available all-wheel drive as well as a 3.5 L Duratec V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Manufactured at Oakville Assembly in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, the MKX received an interior and exterior facelift (automotive) for model year 2011. (wikipedia).
The first pictures of the 2016 Lincoln MKX have leaked to the web, ahead of its debut at the North American International Auto Show.
Previewed by the MKX concept, the production model has a stylish front fascia with a split-wing grille that is flanked by LED headlights. The crossover also has plastic body cladding, a panoramic glass roof and muscular rear fenders. Other notable highlights include wraparound taillights, a dual exhaust system and a Lincoln emblem that moves to reveal a sensor when needed.
The cabin is a major leap forward as it features higher quality materials and a modern design. Details are limited but we see premium leather upholstery, wood trim and metallic accents. The crossover also has a stylish instrument cluster, a ‘floating’ center console and an improved infotainment system. There will also be a new Revel audio system that promises to provide “uncompromising acoustics and intuitive technologies.”
Since the MKX is based on the Ford Edge, it will likely be powered by a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that develops more than 300 bhp (224 kW). Front wheel-drive will be standard but all-wheel drive will be optional.
Lincoln’s press conference kicks off on January 13th, so stay tuned for full details.
2016 Lincoln MKX Photos Revealed
“Inspired by airplane design,” says Lincoln, we see a good bit of the smaller MKC in the design of the next MKX, and that’s a good thing. We note HID lights with LED accents, a Panoramic Vista Roof, a hands-free power liftgate and a 360-degree camera mounted behind the front Lincoln emblem as tasty exterior details to look forward to.
As far as the vehicle’s engine and chassis, we see mention of an available twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost, but there’s no power rating just yet – we know it will be more than 300 horsepower, but how much more is still unknown. There’s no mention of the 2016 MKX’s transmission, which makes us think it will probably offer the same six-speed unit as the Ford Edge. On the plus side, there will be adaptive steering to go along with three driving modes – Normal, Comfort and Sport. Lincoln Drive Control with continuously controlled damping also sounds beneficial.
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