The Lincoln MKT model of popular Sports luxury car Lincoln last received an update on 2011, and since then people all over the world had expressed their desire for a new model. At 2013, the car brand teased a possibility of a refreshed model to be launched as 2016 Lincoln MKT. Apart from receiving a significant revamp in both exterior and interior design, the new MKT will also have updated powertrain options to make this SUV stand out from the crowd. It is no doubt that Lincoln has taken every step possible to ensure customer’s preferences are put before everyone.
2016 Lincoln MKT – Exterior and Interior
Originally based on Lincoln MKS and MKR Concept models, the 2016 Lincoln MKT will now be based on different types of elements such as stamped aluminum and magnesium. The advantage that this structural layout provides is that it makes the vehicle excellent in fuel efficiency, light in weight and greater handling mechanics on road. Visually, the upcoming MKT will have its traditional eye-catching grille, unique headlight design, and large air intakes. There are speculations that this car’s rear would go through some revisions, but we are yet unsure how far that is true. Contrary to the changes we find in the exteriors of this car, 2016 Lincoln MKT will have a lot more revamped interior design that combines safety and comfort elements with utmost ease. Similar to what we found in other Lincoln models, the MKT too will be fitted with MyFord Touch infotainment system to provide the unparalleled level of entertainment. Additionally, there will be leather upholstered seats, quality furnishing and more cabin space to accommodate all its passengers. This three rows seven seats in the car will assuredly have some of the best techno features of the modern auto world. Even though the specifications have not yet been revealed, we expect a full assortment of exclusive new features like Satellite navigation, Automatic climate control, safety airbags, etc.
2016 Lincoln MKT – Engine and Performance
2016 Lincoln MKT is a car that will offer a choice of engines that are customized to best suit the needs of its users. Compared to its previous model, this version will have engines that provide not only more power but better fuel economy overall. There will be following engine options: 3.7 liter Ti-VCT V6 unit that will deliver a maximum of 303 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, 3.5 liter twin-turbo V6 engine with direct-injection producing 356 hp and 250 lb–ft of torque. The first engine will be tied with a 6-speed SelectShift Automatic gearbox that will deliver power to the car’s front wheels while the second engine variant will be coupled with the same type of transmission but will deliver power to all wheels of the car.
2016 Lincoln MKT – Price and Release Date
With the competition heating up fiercely, 2016 Lincoln MKT will have to face rivals such as Audi Q7, Acura MDX, and Infiniti QX60. The release date has not yet been revealed, but we expect the car to cost same as the current model for its base variant.