Will the Lincoln brand, which is owned by Ford Motor Company, try another comeback of its luxury pickup truck model 2016 Lincoln Mark LT? According to some unofficial information, it will happen at the end of 2015. Then Lincoln supposed to represent the third generation of this model, and so once again tries to impose itself in the luxury class pickup models. Are these just rumors, or there are such plans remains to be seen.
Lincoln brand was first offered Mark LT pickup, 2005. In just one year, this model has sold in more than 10,000 copies. It inherited the Lincoln Blackwood pickup model, which was a complete failure. The model was based on the legendary Ford F-150 model. Unlike it, Lincoln Mark LT was a model with more luxury-oriented cabin. It used the same engine as the F-150 model, the 5.4-liter Triton V8 with 300 horsepower.
Lincoln Mark LT history
The initial success encouraged the company, and that was continued production of this model. However, in 2008, Ford offered the 2009 F-150 Platinum model, which had the same level of equipment as well as Mark LT pickup. Interest in Lincoln pickup truck model was gone, but production was stopped in 2008. However, Lincoln tried to return the model to the market. 2010, began the sale of second-generation Lincoln Mark LT model. Based upon the twelfth generation F-150, the all-new Mark LT shared its trim with the F-150 Platinum. To differentiate it from the Navigator, the Mark LT was given a split grille in the style of the MKS and MKT. Despite the great desire and great expectations nor new model has found a way to new customers. Production ceased in 2014.
2016 Lincoln Mark LT Specs
If the rumors come true, 2016 Lincoln Mark LT will be offered in versions with 4×2 and 4×4 wheel drive and four-door. Also, the vehicle will have two size bed, long and short. Under the hood will be placed some of the engines of the new generation Ford F-150 models. Probably EcoBoost engine. It is realistic to expect that the 2016 Lincoln Mark LT is based on the new generation of the mentioned Ford F-150 model.
Unlike the F-150 pickup truck, 2016 Lincoln Mark LT will be offered with only one trim level. Lincoln by itself, is a luxury branch of Ford Motor Company, and its models have luxury equipment and craftsmanship and materials. The design of the vehicle will be a combination of power F-150 models and luxurious style of Lincoln Navigator SUV. The interior of the vehicle will be equipped with luxurious leather seats with heated and ventilated option. Expected and wood trim, keyless ignition, superior MP3/CD audio system, LCD touch screen display as well as premium infotainment system.
Will the Lincoln brand to offer 2016 Lincoln Mark LT, and so complement the range of vehicles, remains to be seen. Certainly, it would be refreshing to the market appears such a luxury pickup truck model.