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Among the safety features offered in the new MKX are Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist, in addition to electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes. Hydraulic Brake Assist helps with panic stops. Also available are adaptive cruise control and a Collision Warning with Brake Support system.
Pairing with this glitzy new interface is the new MyLincoln Touch that we reported on last week, bringing both an 8-inch in-dash display plus two 4.2-inch color LCD screens on either side of the speedometer in the gauge cluster. The very iPhone-inspired design incorporates touch-screen controls with an improved version of Ford’s Sync Bluetooth- and USB-based hands-free calling and multi-media interface, allowing traffic, directions, and information, along with turn-by-turn directions. Steering-wheel controls provide shortcut access, while the audio controls now include a media hub with two USB 2.0 ports plus video inputs and an SD card reader.
The 2011 Lincoln MKX will have an HD Radio-capable tuner, along with the first implementation of iTunes Tagging in any factory HD Radio sound system—allowing you to save song information for later purchase. The available premium sound system in the MKX is THX II Certified, with 14 speakers.
Standard conveniences include MyKey and Ford’s Intelligent Access system, while top options include adaptive cruise control, Collision Warning with Brake Support, and a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert. Other standout Lincoln MKX features include a seven-color ambient lighting package, adaptive HID headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, and a new power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel.
The MKX will again be built in Oakville, Ontario.