Lincoln’s 2016 MKX arrived at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and promises to attract new customers with its improved design. As standard, the MKX will be offered with a 3.7-liter V6 petrol engine, delivering 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
As an option, the 2016 Lincoln MKX will be offered with a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged TI-VCT EcoBoost V6 engine producing more than 330 hp and more than 370 lb-ft of torque.
Both engines are bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission with push-button shift and SelectShift. Power is delivered to the front wheels as standard, while the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system is optional. The Lincoln Drive Control optimizes performance and offers three distinct modes: Normal, Sport and Comfort.
The first visual impact with the vehicle shows the stylish full-LED headlights subtly executed as blades rather than projectors, aligned with the horizontal orientation of the split-wing grille. Inside, the cocoon-like environment is as quiet as it is beautiful, while the push-button gear shift creates a dramatic open suspension bridge flowing from the instrument panel to the center console.
22-way adjustable front seats with active motion promise to reduce muscle fatigue in the upper legs and lower back thanks to the six adjustable bladders in the cushion as well as the five adjustable air bladders in the lower seat back. The biggest surprise is the introduction of the Revel Ultima audio system, offered as standard on the Lincoln Black Label editions and available on Reserve models.
This audio system features 19 speakers with point source architecture, positioning the tweeter and midrange speakers close together in order to deliver a superior audio quality. Moreover, the QuantumLogic Surround Sound technology offers three listening modes: stereo, audience and on stage. A 13-speaker Revel audio system is available on the Lincoln MKX Select and Reserve.
Lincoln Black Label will be available at launch with four designer themes, two of which are completely new. On theme is inspired by the fashion, lifestyle and art scene of 1920 Paris, while the second is inspired by the high-stakes thoroughbred horse racing.
Modern Heritage and Indulgence also will be available on the new Lincoln MKX.
Other technologies available on the 2016 MKX are the 360-degree camera, pre-collision assist and Auto Hold feature, which relieves the driver from having to press the brake pedal continuously to keep the vehicle stationary in traffic.