Buy a car
from the safety of your home.
Connect with our dealer and finance partners through our site and ask for details regarding their at-home car buying services.
  • Video car tours
  • E-transaction: complete paperwork online
  • Vehicle home delivery
  • Enhanced vehicle sanitization

Spy Shots: 2010 Lincoln MKT

December 23, 2008

It's days away from a world premiere at the 2009 Detroit auto show, but the 2010 Lincoln MKT is already running around naked on the streets of Detroit--in winter cold, at that.

We just caught prototypes for Lincoln's MKT devoid of its heavy camouflage, revealing the concept-inspired styling that was hiding beneath. Seeing the MKT's design in the real world, with nothing but paltry graphic tape to trick the eye, was telling. The waistline kicks-up helps at the C-pillar just as it does on the MKT concept, leading to an interesting shelf on the rear hatch, which helps to provide some separation from the usual crossover/SUV shape. The enormous Lincoln split grille isn't the least bit subtle, and it ain't exactly pretty, but it does a fine job of attracting the eye, as it easily caught ours amid white-out conditions in heavy traffic.

We also managed to get a clean interior shot, and the MKT displays a clean, handsome, upscale dash design. One of the prototypes was completely badged-out, with both the MKT and Ecoboost logos on full display. We also caught the MKT parked next to the outgoing MKX, to see the design (r)evolution taking place in the Lincoln brand. It may not be quite as groundbreaking as Cadillac's Art & Science design trend was when it began to remake the Wreath-and-Crest brand, but the MKT's arrival will make for the strongest Lincoln lineup in years.

Stay tuned for's reporting from the 2009 Detroit auto show, and see all the photos from this session over at our 2010 Lincoln MKT page.--KGP Photography


Make sure you check out our partner sites dedicated to focused news, reviews and more for Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda, and the Toyota Prius.

2010 Lincoln MKT

2010 Lincoln MKT

The Car Connection
See the winners »
The Car Connection
Commenting is closed for this article
Ratings and Reviews
Rate and review your car for The Car Connection
Review your car
The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from The Car Connection. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.