The Lincoln SUV Reimagined – Meet MKX


The exact release date of 2016 model year Lincoln MKX is still unknown but presumably it will hit the US market in 2015 fall. After it would probably available for foreign markets.

The pricing for the 2016 Lincoln MKX would start from around $33 000 for basic model up to $40 000 for high trim levels.

Based On Edge

Lincoln MKX is a 5-door mid-size SUV, based on the same platform as Ford Edge.

The second generation Lincoln MKX crossover was presented at the Detroit NAIAS-2015 exhibition held in January. The pre-production version of the new 2016 Lincoln MKX was presented at an auto show in Beijing in 2014. It is surprising fact because it was the first time of the brand history when the brand-new model was firstly demonstrated outside the US.

It is connected with the Lincoln brand coming out to Chinese market at the fall of 2014 when there was started selling of MKZ sedan, crossover MKC and full size SUV Navigator 4. After US release in 2015 fall, it will be able to purchase a novelty in China, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the Middle East.

And after possibly at a number of other markets. The new Lincoln MKX 2nd gen is made in the current brand styling with a double radiator grille, sections of which are combined with the headlights. Lincoln brand representatives call MKX II “refined and luxurious crossover with innovative and thoughtful technologies.”

2016 lincoln mkx side view

Nice Proportions

Unlike the prototype, the production version of the MKX II has another headlights and taillights and other mirrors, re-formed bumpers and standard door handles.
The car has received LED lights, which harmoniously interact with winged grille. The lower part of the front bumper, tailgate, a line of glass and moldings get chrome finishing.

2016 lincoln mkx rear view

A Premium Feeling

The interior architecture trends in general reproduces the predecessor, but the interior of the 2016 Lincoln MKX began to look more modern. Here a completely new wheel, another instrument panel, modified center console and in the decoration used better materials with inserts of wood and aluminum. The interior uses natural wood, as well as decorative metal inserts and quality leather.

Driver and front passenger of the new MKX will be very comfortable with the new seats with electric adjustment for the 22 directions. There is also a hi-end Revel sound system with surround sound is installed. The number of speakers varies from 13 to 19 depending on the trim levels.

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2016 lincoln mkx interior

Engine Range and Features

The new Lincoln MKX is equipped with two petrol engines. The basic one is natural aspirated V-shaped 6-cylinder with 3.7 liters capacity, generating 300 horsepower and 221 ft-lb (380 Nm) of torque. The second engine is Ti-VCT EcoBoost V6 with 2.7 liters capacity with two supercharges. This motor has an output of 330 horsepower and a torque of 369 ft-lb (501 Nm).

It is combined with 6-speed automatic with manual shift feature. The layout can be both front wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The dynamic characteristics of the crossover is not specified.

The new 2016 MKX got a broad line of electronic assistants, including blind area control, lane control, head-on collision prevention system, capable of stopping a car on their own in the absence of driver’s reaction, as well as intelligent cruise control. Also, Lincoln MKX received circular view system, electronic parking assistance with twelve radars, and collision avoidance system with proactive braking.

Optionally, the Lincoln Drive Control system will be offered allows you to choose the driving mode which reconfigures suspension, steering and gearbox settings. It has three modes: Normal, Sport and Comfort. Switching between settings change the steering force, transmission reaction, suspension stiffness and response to the accelerator pedal.

2016 Lincoln MKX offers the possibility of a partial crossover control via smartphone (engine start, opening / closing doors, and so on).

You might be also interested in another hi-tech innovative crossover SUV – Acura RDX there.

2016 lincoln mkx front view

Article about the 2016 Lincoln MKX has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is an actual information.

The standard trim of SUV includes Auto Hold system, automatically holding brake at standstill in a traffic jam, as well as the function of car control via smartphone with a special app MyLincoln Mobile. Also for the new MKX a range of advanced safety systems are provided including 360 degree view cameras, adaptive cruise control.

The powerful Revel audio system with 19 speakers available as option. The start of crossover selling will be marked by two design versions named Black Label, one of which is inspired by the atmosphere of Paris of the 1920s, and the second reflects the excitement and passion of equestrian sports and horse racing.

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Lincoln MKX brand history

The Lincoln MKX was introduced in late 2006. It was firstly appeared as a prototype at 2004 as a Lincoln Aviator replacement. It was later facelifted in 2011. The overall sales of the model from 2006 to 2014 hit its maximum in 2007 with around 40 000 of MKX was sold.
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