2016 Lincoln MKX Offers More Power and Better Agility
2016 Lincoln MKX has debuted at the North American International Auto Show. The vehicle has grown from a concept to a production form and it will satisfy the senses of the public in North America as well as China, Middle East, Mexico and South Korea. All in all, it will offer more technology, engine choices and personalization options as well as unprecedented luxury. Moreover, the new MKX is equipped with the first high-end Revel audio system in a vehicle. It also can be equipped with 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, while the range of designer's themes consists of two Lincoln Black Label limited-editions.
At the top of the engine list sits the optional 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged Ti-VCT EcoBoost V6 unit. It produces more than enough: 330 horsepower (243 kW) and more than 501 Nm (370 lb.-ft.) of torque.
MKX will come as a standard with the 3.7-liter V6 engine, which produces 300 horsepower (220 kW) and 379 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque.
Both engines are coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission with push-button shift and SelectShift. Front-wheel drive is standard, while the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is optional.
Lincoln Drive Control is a suite of ride-enhancing technologies, which are destined to optimize performance. They have three modes: Normal, Sport and Comfort, each of which will assist the driver. As a standard the car also comes with electric power-assisted steering and is the first Lincoln to offer adaptive steering.
There is also a wide range of aids and technologies as an option: adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping system, blind spot information system, cross-traffic alert and a height-adjustable hands-free power liftgate as well as the 360-degree camera and the enhanced park assist.
Another interesting characteristic in this Lincoln, which is also available for the first time, is the enhanced driver visibility. The available LED headlamps include a feature that adapts when accelerating from 0 to 35 mph by adding width to the low-beam pattern through the use of additional LED reflector elements.
As you can see, the exterior design of the vehicle is modern and well-balanced. The interior creates a cocoon-like environment. There is a push-button gearshift which creates a dramatic open suspension bridge that flows from the instrument panel to the center console, providing two tiers of open space.
The two new Black Label themes will be offered with four designer themes, two of which are all-new. The first one is inspired by the fashion, lifestyle and art scene of 1920s Paris. The second one interprets excitement, passion and pageantry of high-stakes thoroughbred horse racing.
2016 Lincoln MKX will go on sale first in the United States this fall. Then it will be followed by other markets including China, Canada, the Middle East, Mexico and South Korea.