Introduced in 2007, the Lincoln MKX is a luxury crossover that oozes aristocracy from all angles. Its popularity has lead Lincoln to roll out multiple generations of the vehicle; with the latest 2018 Lincoln MKX being its latest rendition. Spy shots and rumors suggest that Lincoln’s new car will boast some pretty remarkable mechanical and aesthetic changes along with some hunk-like look.
The automakers believe that this new mid-sized SUV has that X-factor; to take on its formidable rivals. Going by history, this luxury crossover has a more or less respectable sales track record in North America. So, the new 2018 Lincoln MKX will look to carry this tradition forward.
2018 Lincoln MKX – Engine and Powertrain specs
Coming to changes under the hood; expect to get a powerful option. Insiders at Lincoln claim that the new model’s standard trims will house a 3.7-liter engine; which pumps out 310 HP at around 300 lb-ft of torque.
High-end trims of this 2018 Lincoln MKX can feature a more aggressive 2.7 liter Ecoboost engine which puts out 340 HP. Expect torque numbers to be equally impressive.
All models will come fitted with six-speed automatic transmission, which is digitally controlled. This means, drivers can shift gears directly from dashboard displays; without any extra panel. Power from the engine will travel to all four wheels of this SUV.
Lincoln cars are quite famous for their fuel economy. So, EPA ratings for their new Lincoln MKX 2018 may hover around 25 mpg on average.
Exterior design changes:
Talking of outlook, this car looks quite appealing. New design upgrades will include more prominent lines and curves; which exudes more muscular attributes. The SUV garners an imposing stance; with its wider wheel arches and bulging rear panels.
Front fascia wise, 2018 Lincoln MKX can feature a pair of large stretched out projector headlights; which bracket its iconic center slashed grilles. Customers can get prominent chrome inserts around front air vents and fog lamps.
Coming to rear fascia, large LED tail lights bracket a thin LED light grille. This extended tail light grille produces a surreal rear design dimension. Apart from these style changes, expect high trim variants to come with large 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels; while lower end models can house 18-inch specimens.
2018 Lincoln MKX interior specs:
Company officials claim that customers will get lots of new tweaks in the car’s interior department. For starters, dashboard setup will feature drastic button positioning changes. Expect new button setup to tilt towards a more futuristic design.
In order to improve efficiency, designers at Lincoln have produced some swanky driving mode choosing buttons. Sex appeal gets a new meaning with perfect ambient lighting. This car might also feature Bose’s new 5 speaker surround sound system.
Seating arrangement wise, new premium crafted leather seats can help make long drives more therapeutic; while heated front seats and steering wheel come as bonuses.
2018 Lincoln MKX – Price and Release Date
Coming to the pricing of the 2018 Lincoln MKX, expect entry level trims to start from around $40,000 or higher. Although, the manufacturers are yet to disclose any release date, expect this luxury crossover SUV to debut by the end of next year.