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2010 Lincoln MKT Gets Green Light

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2008 Lincoln MKT Concept

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Ford says the 2010 Lincoln MKT has the green light for production, and will be shown off at January's Detroit auto show.

The MKT is based on a concept from last year's Detroit show. A three-row crossover, the MKT is derived from the mechanical set that also spawned the 2009 Ford Flex, but Lincoln says the two vehicles don't share a single exterior panel or interior trim piece.

Lincoln previewed the MKT for TheCarConnection.com today, but photos of the production version are on embargo until the Detroit auto show in January. (The concept MKT is shown here.) However, Ford president of the Americas, Mark Fields, does confirm the MKT will get a choice of powertrains--either a 3.7-liter V-6 or a 3.5-liter "EcoBoost" engine, with direct injection and turbocharging, that's good for 340 horsepower. A six-speed automatic with paddle shifters will be the sole transmission.

Ford says the MKT will come with a raft of standard features, including seven-passenger seating with a power folding third-row seat, first and second-row heated and cooled seats, and the SYNC entertainment controller. Options will include a new-generation navigation system, Sirius Travel Link and a new Cross Traffic Alert system that alerts drivers to obstacles when backing out of a parking space. The MKT will also offer an auto-park feature that steers the vehicle into a parallel-parking spot at the touch of a button.

The 2010 Lincoln MKT will be joined in showrooms by a revamped 2010 Lincoln MKZ, which will be shown at the Los Angeles auto show in November. Fields says the MKZ will not get the hybrid powertrain coming for the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan we showed you yesterday.

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Comments (3)
  1. Lincoln needs a third row crossover. I'm excited!!
     
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  2. Started building some prototypes in Oakville last week. I believe this vehicle is ready to build now. Going together extremely well. Truly beautiful vehicles. Article is true. Paddle shifters on the steering wheel and all. Looks NOTHING like the Flex. BTW the Flex for 2010 will also have both engine choices.
    Looking forward to seeing them on the road.
     
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  3. "Electrical Contractor"

    From what I have read and seen in automotive magazines and research on the internet, the 2010 LINCOLN MKT appears to be the best looking Lincoln ever built! This reads and looks like a true competitor for American Foreign built Luxury Cars!
    The 2010 LINCOLN MKT is the finest expression yet from Lincoln Engineers and Designers with State of The Art Technology, Elegance, Style, and Comfort! The MKT should be very appealing to both Luxury Car buyers and to Luxury SUV buyers! This is an Ultra-Luxury Utility Vehicle where Luxury and State of The Art Technology combine to make this car the very top of the Lincoln Division, even surpassing the MKS and the Navigator!
    The 2010 LINCOLN MKT,is the most advanced Lincoln in history, using upscaled plastic materials for body panels, LED head lights, LED tail lights, blind spot monitoring, Cross Traffic Alert System, a Twin Turbo 3.5 liter V6 Direct Injection engine with 340 HP. and 340 LB-FT of torque, also an optional Auto-Park Parallel Parking Feature!
    The 2010 LINCOLN MKT, has a very luxurious interior with woven banana silk carpet made from banana tree leaves and bark! There is plenty of comfort and convience for both Driver and Passengers!
    I believe that the 2010 LINCOLN MKT, is an excellent and beautiful combination of Elegance, Style, Comfort, and Technology with the potential of being the finest LINCOLN EVER BUILT!
     
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