2016 LINCOLN MKX CHANGES AND POWERTRAIN

New Lincoln’s model will be revealed by the end of 2015. Lincoln Motor Company decided to bring us a real refreshment – its remarkable 2016 Lincoln MKX.

Exterior and interior improvements and redesign

First, we shall start with the platform. New Lincoln MKX will be built on the new Ford’s CD3 platform. This same platform we can see on the Mazda CX-9. This great Lincoln’s mid-size crossover has been made mostly for the China and North America market. This is why its concept has been presented in 2014 at the Beijing Motor Show. New MKX will have lighter and more muscular body. It will look more powerful and stronger than its predecessor.  Front part of the vehicle will suffer major changes. Lincoln’s splitted front grille will get a new shape, giving to the new 2016 Lincoln MKX more aggressive look. Also, redesigned will be and new headlights which will be powered with the latest LED and biXenon technology. New model comes equipped with new wheel sizes in range from 18 to 22 inches. Interior of the new MKX will be very spacious and comfortable with a lot leg space. The cabin will be made of the highest quality materials and equipped with the latest standard and safety technology features.

2016 lincoln mkx interior

 

2016 Lincoln MKX powertrain

Under the hood of the new Lincoln’s model we shall find probably two engine options. The first one will be a 2.3-liter four cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine. This power unit is capable to produce 285 horsepower. As the second option, there will be a 3.7-liter V6 engine. This engine is capable to deliver  300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. 2016 Lincoln MKX will come with FWD as standard and AWD as optional. Both engine options will be paired with 6-speed automatic transmission.

2016 lincoln mkx side

 

 Release date and pricing

New model will hit the US market very soon. Like we have said, new 2016 Lincoln MKX will be revealed by the end of 2015. It is expected that the base model will cost around $32,000.

2016 lincoln mkx front

 

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