The 2016 Lincoln MKT crossover is a great size luxury SUV built and marketed by the Lincoln Motor Company division of the Ford Motor Company since model year 2010. The MKT (the “T” stands Touring) was introduced as a second crossing Lincoln in the range, slotted above the Lincoln MKX crossover through and below the Lincoln Navigator based large Ford Expedition full-size SUV. Sharing a common platform with the Ford Flex and Ford Explorer, the 2016 Lincoln MKT has no direct predecessor. Instead, the 2016 Lincoln MKT and 2016 Lincoln MKX smaller both serve as replacements Lincoln Aviator, the division moved into the luxury crossover market.
Lincoln MKT Concept
The Lincoln MKT was unveiled as a concept vehicle at the International Auto Show North American in 2008 in Detroit, MI. Largely an overview of the next vehicle production, he presented a full-length glass roof, and a page layout 2 + 2 seater The 2016 Lincoln MKT concept vehicle has announced that the 415 hp 3.5-liter V-6 Cyclone 35 variant of new EcoBoost engine family from Ford, which uses turbocharging and direct injection technology to deliver the power of a large displacement engines with the fuel economy of a smaller engine.
Lincoln MKT (2010-present)
The 2016 Lincoln MKT entered production at the Oakville Assembly Plant in July 2009 for the model year 2010. It shares the same Volvo D4 unibody platform designed as the Ford Flex and the fifth generation Ford Explorer. The MKT, however, has a completely different design and uses completely different body panels, Lincoln MKR concept with vehicle design elements and Lincoln MKS full-size luxury sedan, the latter of which is built on a smaller version of the platform of the MKT. The 2016 Lincoln MKT offers a choice between two rows of three seats arrangements: either a capacity of seven seats with two people in front, three in the middle and two at the rear; or a variation of six passengers, where there is a center console in place of a center seat in the second row.
The production version MKT comes standard with normal aspiration, direct injection 268 hp (200 kW) 3.7 L Cyclone 37 V-6 as used in the Lincoln MKS sedan. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine Cyclone rated at 355 hp (265 kW), which is also available on the MKS, is available both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission 6F.
The 2016 Lincoln has an electric power steering on the more traditional hydraulic power steering. The electric power steering system is associated with ultrasonic sensors to form a hand-off system “Active Park Assist” which directs the vehicle into parking slots in parallel. The MKT fuel economy is enhanced by many advanced developments weight saving. The hatchback MKT is manufactured from an inner panel of cast magnesium and an outer panel in pressed aluminum. The 2016 Lincoln MKT also uses magnesium in the radiator support, rear seat and the cushion frame.
Competitors mentioned in the full-size (three-row, seven-passenger) luxury crossover Niche include Acura MDX, Audi Q7, Infiniti QX60 and Mercedes-Benz R-Class The Lincoln MKT is very competitive with them all. The all wheel drive system, 355 horsepower V-6 EcoBoost top line model published MKT has better acceleration and fuel economy than the Audi Q7 4.2 FSI quattro V-8 power.
2013 Lincoln MKT Refresh
The 2013 Lincoln MKT makes its world debut at the LA Auto Show in 2011, with a newly refreshened outside and inside. Power of the base 3.7L V-6 Cyclone 37 rose 12% to 300 hp (220 kW). The Lincoln MKT 3.5 L Ecoboost V6 also received a power increase, up by 10 bhp to 365 bhp (272 kW).