The new Lincoln MKX has been revealed at the Detroit motor show.
Ford will be hoping the new model will increase Lincoln's presence in the ever-expanding mid-sized premium SUV market. To achieve this, the new version will feature a brace of new technology, equipment upgrades, a more efficient engine and a fresh new look reflecting Lincoln’s current design theme.
Although Lincoln will continue to offer its customers the option of the 3.7-litre V6 petrol used in the previous MKX, the headline engine will be Ford’s new 2.7-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V6. Despite its smaller capacity, it is reputed to offer 325hp and 370lb ft, which equates to gains of 30bhp and 90lb ft over the larger-capacity V6.
Both engines will be offered with a standard six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels, with four-wheel drive available as an option.
Lincoln claims the new version will offer big improvements to both ride and handling, thanks to a series of chassis upgrades and the move to a new integral link rear suspension set-up. In addition to this, electronically switchable dampers will allow drivers to select between normal, sport and comfort modes.