The Lincoln MKX is a mid-size, five seater CUV(Crossover) sold by Lincoln. Having debuted as a 2007 model, the MKX is a re-badged variant of the Ford Edge using Ford's CD3 platform for the first generation and CD4 platform for the second generation. The MKX features unibody construction and front-wheel drive with available all-wheel drive. It is manufactured at Oakville Assembly in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The second generation Lincoln MKX was revealed as a concept vehicle at the 2014 Beijing auto show. The production model was revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
Proud, wide shoulders, dynamic side undercuts and belt lines and clever touches such as the integrated antenna underscore a sophisticated and powerful appearance. The available full-LED front headlamps are subtly executed as blades, rather than projectors aligned with the horizontal execution of the Lincoln split-wing grille. A powerdome integrated into the rear spoiler houses the radio antenna. The signature full-width tail-lamp employs a filter to help the lamp read as one piece, rather than disparate dots of light. The Premium Equipment Group adds polished 18-inch aluminum wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems, automatic wipers.
The available features and technologies have been orchestrated to provide a seamless experince. The front camera sits behind the Lincoln Star Badge. When in Drive, Park, Neutral and the button is pushed, the Lincoln Star Badge moves out about 1 inch and tilts up to deploy the available front camera. The camera system also offers an 180 degree split view, which can be helpful in looking out in cross-traffic situations. The 360-degree view shows up to 7 feet all around the vehicle, helping to make parking easier. The 12 sensor ultrasonic system enables the full range of available parking-assist features, front rear side sensing, perpendicular and parallel parking and park out.
Leading the engine choices for the all-new Lincoln MKX is the available advanced 2.7 litre twin-turbocharged Ti-VCT EcoBoost V6, which is SAE-rated at 335hp at 5,500 rpm and 380lb.ft of torque at 3,000 rpm on premium fuel. The standard 3.7 litre V6 is SAE-rated at 303hp at 6,500 rpm and 278lb.ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with push button shift and Select Shift. Front-wheel drive is standard, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive optional. Available semi-autonomous features include the first Lincoln implementation of technology that may help avoid or lessen the severity of some frontal crashes, Pre Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection activates at speeds above 4Km. If no corrective action is taken and the system detects a collision is imminent, the brakes are automatically applied. Further, the all-new Lincoln MKX earned a 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Available adaptive steering adjusts the ratio between a driver's steering input and the steering angle of the front wheels. In traditional steering systems, this is a fixed steering ratio. With this new solution, the steering ratio continually changes with vehicle speed, optimizing steering response in all situations.
The 2015 Lincoln MKX's cabin is well appointed, with handsome stitching, real aluminum accents and mostly satisfactory materials. Revels acclaimed performance is born from a philosophy that embraces science and technology as a means to advance state-of-the-art in an authentic and natural way. It dictate that frequencies are reproduced accurately as designed by physics and unaided by electronics. This approach, elegant in its simplicity, ensures the brand trademark sound signature, one that is pure, musical and faithful to the original performance in every Revel system. A 13-speaker Revel system designed for the ultimate audio quality experince is available on the all-new Lincoln MKX Select and Reverse. In general, the MKX's interior is a nice place to be.
The starting price of this vehicle being slated at $45,777. Not a jaw dropping figure or such, but a decent pricing for the CUV genre.
The 2015 Lincoln MKX is a competent five-passenger luxury crossover with plenty of new features.
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