At the Motor Show in Beijing, 2014, the audience is shown Lincoln MKX concept model. This is the first time the company introduced a model, outside the American continent. The reason for this is the desire of the company to expand its range of models in other world markets. A complete redesign of the vehicle, substantially reflects the company’s goal with the new model. Considering the fierce competition in the category of premium crossover SUV, this is a clear move by the company. The MKX model, is faced with a major problem in the price. His twin brother, at Ford’s palette, Ford Edge, has a much lower price and equal performance. On the other hand, for a little more money in the market are available luxury models of Japanese and European car manufacturers. 2016 Lincoln MKX will offer a lower price, and retain high performance and luxury.
2016 Lincoln MKX – Redesign
The new aggressive design concept model represents a complete redesign of the serial model 2016 MKX. The split-wing grille, the hood strikes, the side panel creases, the basic design features of the new model. Walk-up LED “welcome” lighting and a floating roof spoiler, makes the vehicle very attractive. The new LED lights are integrated in the engine cover, which has retained the look, recognizable for the Lincoln brand. If we add all the alloy wheels of 21”, we find that the 2016 MKX, is completely different from its predecessor. The new design and a new line of vehicles, this model stands out from the others in the class.
The new model will be offered in only one trim level. Regardless of, the company will offer more extra sets of equipment. Top offerings, should make a 2016 Lincoln MKX a premium Black Label edition.
2016 MKX – Engine Options
It is assumed that the company will continue to offer a version with a V6 engine. This engine volume 3.7 liters, it is very powerful and provides excellent performance. However, consumption of 21 mpg for the FWD version and 19 mpg for the AWD version, not the information with which to boast. It is expected that the 2016 Lincoln MKX, expand the range of engines. As an option, there is a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine volume 2.3 liters. This engine was introduced in the Ford Edge concept. The engine with 275 hp and 550 lb.-ft. of torque. As another possibility, mentioned the engine of new generation of Ford’s palette. It is a 2.7 L EcoBoost engine, which was introduced in the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck model. As an operating system, there is a possibility of choice between FWD or AWD. According to some information, the 2016 MKX, could offer a version with four-cylinder turbo engine, as well as the version of the hybrid-electric system.
The new model is definitely competitive with other models in the premium midsize crossover class. Also, the 2016 MKX remains true to himself. It will continue to be a true representative of the Lincoln brand, which reflects the epitome of US style. Price of $ 40,000 makes it competitive with the biggest rivals, the Acura RDX, Cadillac SRX and Lexus RX 350 models.