It’s not enough to flex your muscles. Though it will share its underpinnings with Ford’s new Flex crossover vehicle, the “people mover” the
With its curvaceous exterior and lavish, “Lear Jet” cabin, the 2009 MKT concept gives more than a subtle hint of what’s to come from Ford as it moves to rebuild its struggling Lincoln luxury brand.
The marque hopes to stand out at the crowded show, not only with a striking design but with a surprisingly eco-friendly package –powered by a 415-horsepower V-6 – that shows performance, fuel economy and recyclability are not mutually exclusive.
Think of the MKT as “the Lear Jet of the road,” suggests Ford’s North American design director, Peter Horbury. Like other recent
“It’s not retro in any way,” insists Horbury. “We’ve just used the past to help us move into the future.”
2009 Lincoln MKTEnlarge Photo