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2016 Lincoln MKX

2016 Lincoln MKX
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  • Lincoln MKX
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    six-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    300
  • Torque @ RPM:
    280
  • Displacement:
    3.7 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    39000
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Lincoln’s expansion is now in full swing after parent company Ford announced its plan to triple the luxury brand’s sales volume by 2020. That’s the long-term goal. The short-term goal is for Lincoln to continue its full-court press in China, which it hopes will account for the majority of its sales. The arrival of the new MKZ and MKC in China were the first steps. Now comes another step; the launch of the new MKX crossover.

The American brand gave us a glimpse on what the new MKX is going to look like with the debut of the [2014 MKX Concept Crossover at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show and the big question was how much of the production MKX will draw inspiration from the concept version. The answer at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, where Lincoln removed the veil from the 2016 MKX, was that the production crossover mirrors the study in many aspects, which is a good thing considering the nameplate was in dire need of a makeover following the poor sales numbers of 2013 and 2014. Find out what the 2016 MKX is all about in the review below.

Updated 01/13/2015: Lincoln unveiled the all-new 2016 MKX at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and announced sales will begin this fall. Click past the jump for the new details.

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2016 Lincoln MKX

2016 Lincoln MKX

Lincoln’s expansion is now in full swing after parent company Ford announced its plan to triple the luxury brand’s sales volume by 2020. That’s the long-term goal. The short-term goal is for Lincoln to continue its full-court press in China, which it hopes will account for the majority of its sales. The arrival of the new MKZ and MKC in China were the first steps. Now comes another step; the launch of the new MKX crossover.

The American brand gave us a glimpse on what the new MKX is going to look like with the debut of the [2014 MKX Concept Crossover at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show and the big question was how much of the production MKX will draw inspiration from the concept version. The answer at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, where Lincoln removed the veil from the 2016 MKX, was that the production crossover mirrors the study in many aspects, which is a good thing considering the nameplate was in dire need of a makeover following the poor sales numbers of 2013 and 2014. Find out what the 2016 MKX is all about in the review below.

Updated 01/13/2015: Lincoln unveiled the all-new 2016 MKX at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and announced sales will begin this fall. Click past the jump for the new details.

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2015 Detroit Auto Show: Worst in Show

2015 Detroit Auto Show: Worst in Show

The 2015 automotive year is off to a great start thanks to the Detroit Auto Show. Hosting no less than 27 production debuts, Detroit showcased some of the most exciting vehicles to hit the market from 2015 through 2017. Ford stole the show with three brand-new performance cars, including the 2017 GT, the 2016 Shelby GT350R, and the 2017 F-150 Raptor, while Acura drew massive crowds to its stand with the 2016 NSX. The truck segment welcomed three more additions in the form of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel, and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, while Chevrolet brought an electric lineup consisting of the second-generation 2016 Volt and the 2015 Bolt EV Concept. However, the 2015 Detroit Auto Show wasn’t all about cheers and chants. The Cobo Center floor had its fair share of dullness, and that’s exactly what I’m going to talk about below.

Why? Well, first of all, let’s say that it wouldn’t be fair to highlight only the good stuff. Secondly, the vehicles I’m about to review below reveal new brand strategies as well as existing policies that may or may not be healthy for the manufacturers in question. Keep reading for the worst bits of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and make sure you share your thoughts about our list in the comments box below.

Click past the jump to learn which cars we find the worst on show this year.

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2016 Lincoln MKX Unveiled in Detroit

2016 Lincoln MKX Unveiled in Detroit

It’s been nearly nine years since Lincoln debuted the MKX nameplate, attributed to a midsize SUV developed to replace the Explorer-based, boxy Aviator model. After receiving a mid-cycle facelift in 2011, which didn’t help Lincoln move significantly more SUVs, the MKX received a thorough makeover for the 2016 model year, the results of which have been showcased at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. As with most newly unveiled Lincolns, the redesigned MKX is represents a significant departure from its predecessor in terms of styling, with the SUV receiving the brand’s new corporate look. Highlighted by the split-wing grille, blade-like headlamps and a more elegant silhouette, the 2016 Lincoln MKX sports well-balanced proportions and an overall premium feel.

The crossover is also sportier than its predecessor, a sign that Lincoln learned a thing or two from its German competitors. The dynamic side of the MKX is most noticeable in its sloping roof, muscular rear fenders, wraparound taillights and revised rear apron, which now incorporates larger, nearly rectangular exhaust outlets. Most of these features come from the 2014 MKX Concept, which now poses as an almost production-ready study.

The interior is Lincoln business as usual, with refined details and soft leathers, as well as updated safety and technology keeping the MKX up to date as a luxury SUV. Acres of high-grade leather cover everything that’s not wood or metal, with optional 22-way power front seats and a premium Revel audio system enhancing its convenience side. A 360-degree camera system, automatic parallel and perpendicular parking, pre-collision assist and cross-traffic alert are among the features drivers will benefit from once in the MKX. The only downside of the 2016 MKX is that Lincoln didn’t bother much while redesigning the interior, with most of the revisions being more of the facelift variety.

Under the hood, the MKX can be equipped with a choice of two engines and either two- or all-wheel-drive. Engine options include the familiar 3.7-liter V-6 rated at more than 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque and a 2.7-liter, EcoBoost V-6 that promises to crank out at least 330 ponies and 370 pound-feet. Both mills mate to a six-speed automatic transmission. Stay tuned to TopSpeed for a full review of the 2016 MKX.

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2014 Lincoln MKX Concept Crossover

2014 Lincoln MKX Concept Crossover

Lincoln Motor Company has just announced its launch a full product lineup in China, including five new vehicles. One of those – a midsize luxury SUV – accompanies the news in this teaser video above. Though Lincoln hasn’t given away much info on the new vehicle, the video does reveal some interesting aspects.

From the few glimpses visible, the SUV appears to be a highly sculpted crossover with plenty of LED trickery and accent lighting. Most eye-catching are the massive turn signals that surround the headlight fixtures and continue to the side mirrors. A strong belt line runs just under the windows with a large rear haunch laying above the rear tire. If things stay true to the artist’s drawings seen here, the front will feature some fairly stunning sculpted lines with plenty of drama.

This SUV will join a lineup of four other cars including the MKZ, the MKC, a new full-size luxury sedan, and the refreshed Navigator – all of which will be built inside the United States. What’s more, Lincoln is taking an entirely new approach to selling cars, one based relationships and an inviting dealer environment.

Lincoln’s goal is a network of 60 dealers in 50 cities across China by 2016, with the first eight opening this fall. The dealers will run under the ideology of “The Lincoln Way,” a much more personal, relationship-biased approach to selling cars. “It completely shifts luxury automotive ownership from a sales and service transaction model to an experience model,” says Jim Farley, Ford’s executive vice president of global marketing.

The dealers will feature a more home-like atmosphere with a tea room and other amenities like the Personalization Studio where customers can customize and order their particular vehicle. The new dealership style will concentrate its focus on providing good relationships and quality treatment than having a large, uninviting room packed with products. It’ll be interesting to see how this business model works for China and if it could work within the U.S.

Updated 04/21/2014: Lincoln pulled the covers off its MKX Concept at the Beijing Auto Show and release these detailed images. Sadly, there isn’t much news about the interior or engine options at this time. Click past the jump to see the new shots and read the updated press release.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lincoln MKX Concept Crossover.

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2011 Lincoln MKX by ID Agency coming to SEMA

2011 Lincoln MKX by ID Agency coming to SEMA

Yesterday we announced that there will be three customized Ford Explorers coming to the SEMA Show in November. Now it seems that the SUVs will be joined by a customized 2011 Lincoln MKX that will be displaying its dark side for all to see.

Not much was said concerning the details of this tuning project, but we do know that the model will carry Brembo brakes, a set of rims from HRE Wheels, Falken tires, an Alpine electronics system, and a discrete body kit. Both Ford and ID Agency have stated that this vehicle was a combination of fashion and function. The ID Agency further stated that the Lincoln MKX was designed with the modern man in mind and that the Urban Assault Vehicle was built to fit into his active lifestyle.

Okay, enough of that mumbo jumbo. Can we get some real details or will we seriously have to wait until the SEMA Show opens it’s doors and Ford lets loose the official ones?

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The new Lincoln MKX commercial featuring John Slattery

The new Lincoln MKX commercial featuring John Slattery

Every man who has ever seen Mad Men will attest that it’s one of the best shows on TV today. Lincoln seems to think so too because why else would they tap John Slattery – aka Roger Sterling – to be the man to promote their brand’s refreshed line-up.

Automakers seem to have had a deep-lying affinity for the show with Mercedes-Benz recently signing John Hamm – he’s Don Draper in the show, by the way – to be their new voice over for their commercials.

The Lincoln commercial for the 2011 MKX promotes the car’s unparalleled attention to its technology, with Slattery even saying that “no other anything in the world has it.”

And with the campaign’s tag line of “Smarter than Luxury”, it fits right in with Slattery’s character in Mad Men, Roger Sterling. Really, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more ideal pitchman for Lincoln than John Slattery, a man the company says fits in to their brand for his "authentic, real-world appeal."

Now, care to venture a guess as to what auto brand will try to get Robert Morse to work with them?

Press Release after the jump

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New configurators are up for 2011 Ford Edge and 2011 Lincoln MKX

New configurators are up for 2011 Ford Edge and 2011 Lincoln MKX

Depending on how you enjoy your idle time, the 2011 Ford Edge and 2011 Lincoln MKX’s new configurators will either be another time-wasting exercise for you or something that could invariably lead to your next car purchase. Either way, both Ford and Lincoln wouldn’t mind the two scenarios the least bit, although we’d venture a guess that they’d prefer you choose the latter.

In any case, the Edge, which begins with a base price of $27,220 for the SE model – that’s for the 3.5-liter V6 engine – can be tricked-out to a 3.7-liter V6 engine with a 305-horsepower in the form of the premium Edge Sport all-wheel drive. That model will cost you an additional $10,000 plus at $38,070. Add some more goodies on it and it all tops out at somewhere in the neighborhood of $45,000.

Meanwhile, the Lincoln MKX begins with a base price of $39,145 with an all-wheel drive version that’s slightly higher in price tag at $40,995. Both variants will come with the same 3.7-liter V6 six-speed SelectShift transmission and SYNC as standard features. As far as packages for the MKX are concerned, there’s not much to work with because of the thin choices that go on the SUV.

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2011 Lincoln MKX

2011 Lincoln MKX

The blue oval’s luxury branch Lincoln has just rolled out an all new completely restyled MKX for 2011 with a whole new look that follows Lincoln’s modern design language as well as a few new technologies, including the industry first MyLincoln Touch experience, complete with AUDI MMI style interface and the coolest looking center stack controls that you will ever see in your entire life, lighting up as your finger moves across them. Starting with the exterior, the MKX wears the brand’s signature split wing grill as well as a set of backwards reflecting LED tail lamps that hide the light source while allowing the intensity to shine through and a pair of over size four inch oval exhaust tips to go with the new rolling stock ranging from 18 to 20 inches in diameter.

The interior of the all new MKX is all about luxury, craftsmanship made up of genuine materials and sharper execution then the competition. The 2011 MKX will be the first vehicle to use the MyLincoln Touch driver interface. This system replaces traditional buttons, knobs and gauges with clear, crisp LCD displays and the familiar five way directional pad buttons that the Nintendo generation has forced upon society. The screens are personalized to display information relevant the driver at the given moment and are easily changed with their color coded corner and then accessed by the click of a button, voice command or even a touch on the screen.

Under the hood Lincoln powers the all new MKX with a 3.7 Liter Duratec V6 with Ti-VCT to deliver a total of 305 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque, that is a 15% more power and a 12% increase in twist over the previous generation luxury crossover. The more powerful six cylinder is mated to a six speed SelectShift Automatic transmission and will be available for consumers when the Lincoln MKX goes on sale later this summer.

UPDATE 07/15/2010: Ford has just released an online configurator for the 2011 Lincoln MKX. Be sure to check it out!

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Lincoln MKX

2010 Lincoln MKX

For 2010 the Lincoln MKX is offering available all-wheel-drive, standard heated-and-cooled front seats and available heated rear seats. And for 2010, its 265-hp engine and six-speed automatic transmission have been extensively refined to increase fuel mileage. Prices for the MKX start at $38,345 for the FDW version and at $40,195 for the AWD version.

With its distinctive chrome grille, sophisticated flowing exterior lines, and broad, athletic stance, Lincoln MKX takes vehicle design to a whole new level. The interior features genuine wood, bright-nickel and chrome accents as well as a stylish, contemporary instrument panel. There’s also available ambient lighting in multiple color choices.

The Lincoln MKX features a 3.5L Duratec V6 engine that delivers a total of 265 hp and 250 lb. ft. of torque, and an impressive 25 mpg highway. The engine is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission that uses a wide 6.04:1 gear ratio. Short first and second gears provide impressive launch and acceleration, while the tall overdrive gears deliver seven percent better fuel economy than a four-speed automatic.

For 2010 Lincoln is offering a new package: Midnight Limited Edition Package that includes a unique body-color grille and Tuxedo Black Metallic paint offset by assertive 22-inch bright polished aluminum wheels.

Press release after the jump.

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2008 Lincoln MKX

2008 Lincoln MKX

Lincoln updated the MKX, the company’s premium crossover segment with elegant exterior design, an award-winning interior, and third party recognition for safety, quality, and technology. The brand’s first crossover is one part of a product strategy to round out the Lincoln showroom and continues to deliver with new features and equipment for the 2008 model year.

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Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX Get Last Minute Redesign

Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX Get Last Minute Redesign

Ford says U.S. dealers waiting for their first crossover Edge sport utility vehicles will get them next week. Lincoln Mercury dealers waiting for the counterpart luxury MKX crossovers will have to wait longer, the Detroit news reports.
The automaker has had quality problems with rear-axel ball bearings that prompted a last-minute redesign of that component the newspaper said.
The vehicles that already had rolled off the assembly line in Oakville, Ontario, had to go back to have the rear (...)

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Edge and MKX earn IIHS Safety pick ratings

Edge and MKX earn IIHS Safety pick ratings

The 2007 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers have earned Top Safety Pick ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the first of a line of Ford Motor Company vehicles to benefit from the company’s strategy to accelerate the rollout of its exclusive roll stability control system and advanced crash protection systems.
To earn a Top Safety Pick, vehicles must earn good ratings in IIHS’ high-speed front and side crash tests, and in evaluations of seats and head restraints. (...)

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Automakers to showcase crossovers at Detroit

Automakers to showcase crossovers at Detroit

Ford is playing to win in the crossover segment, and the prize is dominance in a market projected to top 3 million sales by 2010. Competition is fierce, with Ford and its rivals displaying an array of crossover products at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Ford’s most recent crossovers, the Edge and the Lincoln MKX are being prominently displayed in Detroit and have arrived to predominantly good reviews and customer response. The new crossovers join Ford’s ahead-of-its-time (...)

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2007 Lincoln MKX

2007 Lincoln MKX

The new Lincoln MKX is loaded with comfort and convenience as a modern new choice in the luxury crossover utility vehicle (CUV) market.

Lincoln MKX’s elegant design is combined with a sporty stance, powerful engine and quiet interior. It also boasts such technological advances as adaptive headlamps that move with the steering wheel, a panoramic glass roof, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, 14-speaker THX II audio system and DVD-based navigation.

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Ford delays the Edge and MKX production

Ford delays the Edge and MKX production

If you waited for the new Ford Edge or Lincoln MKX to arrive to the dealership and buy one, then we have a bad news for new: Ford announced that they will delay shipping to dealerships for at least a couple of weeks.
The two models will arrive to dealerships in late November or at the begining of December.
"The manufacturing process and the supply base aren’t to the level of consistency and stability we’d like to see,” he said. “You need to have the product right — which we think we do, (...)

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Lincoln fights back with new product launches

Lincoln fights back with new product launches

Lincoln is determined to become America’s luxury vehicle by launching the largest number of new products in the brand’s history.
"We’ve got four major launches within four months," said Thomas Grill, Lincoln brand manager. "The MKZ and Navigator are already at dealers, followed by the MKX crossover and the all-new Navigator L extended-length model. What’s just as important is that our consumers will be very aware of these new products since Lincoln is spending more money in the (...)

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2007 Lincoln MKX priced under $35000

2007 Lincoln MKX priced under $35000

As crossover sales escalate at a blistering pace, the all-new 2007 Lincoln MKX joins the Lincoln showroom this November at a starting price under $35,000. It takes on a highly competitive market, challenging established players with a host of advantages – including value.
Even when exceptionally well equipped with the Ultimate package – which includes features like adaptive headlamps, chrome wheels, and heated and cooled front seats – the Lincoln MKX is still priced below the base sticker of (...)

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2007 Lincoln MKX

2007 Lincoln MKX

This exciting new vehicle is the first ever crossover from Lincoln and has a distinctive, breathtaking design, as well as all of the amenities you would expect to find on a Lincoln.

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Lincoln readies for "game-changing" product launches

Lincoln readies for "game-changing" product launches

One is an entry-level luxury sedan that has helped re-energize Lincoln car sales. The other is about to enter the crossover marketplace later this year. Both carry the challenge of re-defining 21st century luxury within Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln brand.
The 2006 Lincoln Zephyr mid-size sedan and the 2007 Lincoln MKX (pronounced "Mark X") crossover utility vehicle (CUV) are both considered "game-changing" products as Lincoln moves to be America’s luxury brand.
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2006 Lincoln MKX

2006 Lincoln MKX

Lincoln MKX is a five-passenger CUV powered by a fuel-efficient 3.5-liter engine with a class-leading 6-speed transmission and fully independent suspension. On sale in late 2006, the new Lincoln MKX builds on the success of the Lincoln Zephyr in appealing to a new generation of luxury buyers and defining a modern vision for Lincoln. Modern Lincoln Design
Lincoln MKX’s confident exterior and luxurious, quiet interior signal Lincoln’s modern design vision.
The high beltline is defined by a (...)

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