2016 Lincoln MKX Release Date and Price
The Lincoln MKX concept was first unveiled at the 2014 Beijing auto show. It was the first time this American automaker premiered one of its models outside the US. The decision came as part of the company’s efforts to establish itself on other world markets. The arrival of the all-new MKX isn’t that surprising considering the fact that the premium crossover SUV segment is expanding at an incredible rate. However, the second-generation MKX is facing yet another problem, namely the pricing policy. Its sibling, the Ford Edge, is considerably cheaper while offering the same performance figures. On the other hand, it’s needless to mention the similarly priced Japanese and European luxury SUV competition. So, the 2016 Lincoln MKX will have to offer a competitive price as well as high performance and luxury in the same package.
2016 Lincoln MKX Redesign
The completely redesigned 2016 MKX will come with a more aggressive styling compared to its predecessor. Some of the most prominent design cues include its split-wing grille, the side creases as well as the hood strikes. Thanks to its sleek new lines and floating roof spoiler, the MKX is currently one of the most appealing models iin the segment. Its new LED headlights have been integrated into the Lincoln’s signature front grille. By adding 21-inches alloy wheels, the vehicle gets a new athletic stance that differs greatly from the previous version. To put it simply, the 2016 Lincoln MKX boasts the class-leading exterior styling.
The redesigned model will be available in only one trim level but there will be several equipment packages to choose from. The range-topping version of the 2016 Lincoln MKX will come as the Black Label edition.
2016 MKX Engine Options
The new MKX is expected to borrow the same V6 engine from its predecessor. This 3.7-liter unit offers excellent performance figures. However, it disappoints when it comes to fuel economy which is estimated at 21 mpg with FWD and 19 mpg with AWD. Rumor has it that the 2016 Lincoln MKX could add another engine to its power department. One of the likeliest candidates is a four-cylinder 2.3-liter EcoBoost unit. The engine was first presented inside the Ford Edge concept, generating 275 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. Another option is a 2.7-liter EcoBoost that powers the Ford F-150 pickup truck. Some reports suggest that the 2016 MKX might be offered with turbocharged four-cylinders as well as a hybrid powertrain.
The 2016 Lincoln MKX is expected to prove itself as one of the most competitive models in the mid-size crossover segment. This true American vehicle will start at $38,995 including a $925 destination charge. Which puts it in the same price range with the Cadillac SRX, Acura RDX and Lexus RX 350.