The Lincoln MKX is a mid-size, five-Seater crossover (CUV) marketed by Lincoln division of Ford. As intervened as 2007 in December 2006, the Lincoln MKX is a rebadged variant of the Ford Edge, share the Ford CD3 platform and shared with the Mazda CX-9.
The Lincoln MKX features unibody construction and front-wheel drive with available-wheel drive and a 3.5 L Duratec V6 mated to an automatic transmission 6-speed. Manufactured at Oakville Assembly in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, the Lincoln MKX received a facelift inside (automotive) for model year 2011.
Lincoln MKX Development
The Lincoln MKX first appeared as Concept car at the 2004 North American International Auto Show as a successor to the Lincoln Aviator. Concept car was smaller and more car-like with a V6 rated at 245 hp (183 kW) and 240 lb · ft (330 N·m). The Aviator Concept and differed from the production Aviator stylistically and with its sunroof panoramic. The Lincoln administration suggested a “Mark-Ex” pronunciation during the 2006 auto show circuit, which was changed to phonetic “em-kay-Ex”. Because of the similarity of the name Lincoln MKX name Acura MDX used Acura for their competing luxury crossover, Honda, Acura’s parent company, the filed lawsuit against Ford in January 2006, eventually settling the case to court.
Lincoln MKX First Generation (2007-2015)
The Lincoln MKX 2007 debuted in December 2006 as such rebadge of the Ford Edge. In addition to the chrome grille, front fascia of the MKX’s features projector-beam headlight assemblies with standard chrome-accented fog lights mounted in the lower fascia. The Lincoln MKX features an optional adaptive headlight system pivots the purpose of the light projectors to match the ideas that guide the driver. In the rear, the Lincoln MKX features dual chrome exhaust tips and brake lights behind by LEDs with crosses liftgate light bar the Lincoln MKX ‘s. The optional sunroof, marketed as the top of the Vista Roof, the production version of the glass roof shown on the 2004 Aviator Concept. The Vista Roof features a power sunroof and fixed rear moonroof with dual power sunshades.
The interior of the Lincoln MKX features leather seating surfaces and wood accents in the steering wheel, dash, and door panels. and features thick carpeting, extensive sound to kill, automatic lights, dual power heated mirrors, lamps, pool, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power windows with one touch up and down the global (window) operation capability, power locks, remote entry keyless keypad, theater dimming for the interior lights, air conditioning with automatic climate control, cruise control, 8-way power drive and passenger seats, message center with compass, and a six-speaker, AM / FM stereo radio in a 6-disc CD Changer. Interior options include a power driver and passenger lumbar supports,heated and cooled front seats, heated front seats, heated rear seats, an Easy Fold automatic folding second-row seat, a reverse receiving system, a power liftgate, a DVD- based navigation system, Sirius satellite radio, and audio system Thx II-Certified spoken 14. Lincoln MKX safety features include tire pressure monitoring system, 3-point seat belts, dual front-side airbags, front seat-deployed side airbag, Safety Canopy curtain airbag.
As such rebadge of the Ford Edge, the Lincoln MKX and associates with the Ford CD3 platform, unibody construction, 4-wheel independent suspension a MacPherson Rag front suspension with L-shaped lower control arms and a four-link rear suspension with stamped control blades and monotube shocks. Both front and rear suspension includes an isolated subframe and stabilizer bar. The 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are standard in all models with AdvanceTrac traction control system Ford with Roll Stability Control (RSC) is optional. The Lincoln MKX and Edge are front-wheel drive standard with all-wheel drive is optional.
The Lincoln MKX comes standard 18-inch machined aluminum wheels with 18-inch chrome wheels optional. The sole powertrain in the Lincoln MKX is all aluminum, 3.5 L Duratec DOHC V6 mated to 6F50 6-speed automatic transmission Ford. Like the Edge, which shares the powertrain, MKX engine produces 265 hp (198 kW) at 6,250 rpm and 250 lb · ft (340 N · m) of torque at 4,500 rpm; a noticeable improvement on what engine Aviator Concept’s rated at. The Lincoln MKX, Edge, and Lincoln Anime.Kage were the first recipients Ford 3.5 L Duratec V6. Front-wheel drive versions of the MKX through 19 US gal (72 L; 16 imp gal) fuel tank, while all-wheel drive model to 20 US gal (76 L; 17 imp gal) tank. The Lincoln MKX has a base weight of the street of 4.220 lb (1,910 kg) when LB front-wheel drive only and 4,420 (2,000 kg) when equipped with all-wheel drive.
For the 2008 Lincoln MKX is featured in Lincoln badges are added near the front doors and Ford Sync, Limited Edition and Monochromatic Limited Edition packages with unique styling elements and 20-inch chrome wheels, and a DVD navigation system voice-activated. Previously optional features that were now standard included AdvanceTrac with RSC, a receiving system reverse, Sirius satellite radio, an Thx II-Certified audio, heated and cooled front seats, and driver and the passenger power lumbar supports. There is noo major changes were made for 2009 Lincoln MKX.
Lincoln MKX Second Generation (2016-present)
The second generation of the Lincoln MKX was revealed on January 13, 2015 at the North American International Auto Show. The price is very likely to stay around when the 2015 Lincoln MKX starts from $38,000.
Lincoln MKX Update 2011-2015
For model year 2011, the Lincoln MKX was refreshed with a new inner, a new front-end similar to the 2010-2012 Anime.Kage, new rear end and 3.7L V6 DOHC which strengthens the power of the Lincoln MKX’s 305 hp and 280 ft-lb of torque.
Lincoln MKX Marketing
In 2013, Lincoln Motor Company has started to sell the Lincoln MKX, Anime.Kage and MKS ads focus on re-branding the image of the company and the value of sales like it once did in 1998.
2016 Lincoln MKX Concept
Lincoln launch of the all-new 2016 Lincoln MKX their idea at the Beijing auto show in 2014. Lincoln MKX will be the third four cars Lincoln will introduce in 2016. This will be the first major MKX has seen the seven years since the first generation Lincoln MKX.