Lincoln is rebuilding its model line--not around land-yacht classics, but around nimble mid-size and compact vehicles like the MKZ sedan and MKC crossover.
Today at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show it unveiled the new 2016 MKX mid-size crossover.
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It's in its second generation now, and this time, there's even more to tell apart the MKX from Ford's similar Edge.
For starters, this exterior is quite good looking with strong sculpting and a grille that adapts well to the new front end. It's flanked by available full LED headlights. Out back, the MKX has full LED taillights and a power lift gate.
Inside, the MKX's cockpit looks and feels like the one in the smaller MKC crossover, only better. There's a floating center stack and premium materials. Lincoln’s new push-button gear selector is here, as are available 22-way power adjustable seats.
The rear seat has plenty of room for three adults and you’ll have no issues hauling luggage for a weekend getaway in the rear hatch.
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The standard engine is a 3.7-liter V-6 rated at about 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The big news is the newly available 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine rated at at least 330 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque. No matter which engine you choose power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive will be available.
Also available will be Lincoln’s Drive Control--it's a set of adaptive shocks that lets you choose between normal, sport, and comfort suspension settings.
The MKX is full of new technology, and rightfully so for its class. There's a lot here, from an available 360-degree camera to available parking assist features and an available Revel Ultima sound system. And that’s before you talk about safety tech, which includes a pre-collision system, lane departure warning system, and a new vehicle hold system so the driver doesn’t have to hold the brake constantly while sitting traffic.
Lincoln hasn’t detailed pricing yet, but stay tuned for more information as it becomes available, and for all the latest news from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.