2017 Lincoln MKX
The 2017 Lincoln MKX will come only a year after the second generation of this crossover made its global debut. As part of the company’s efforts to enter the Chinese market, the MKX was the brand’s first model ever to be launched outside the US. However, it seems that Lincoln’s redesigned crossover has what it takes to become successful on other markets as well. As for the 2017 model, it is expected to arrive without any substantial changes.
Exterior and Interior Design
Just like the previous generation, the all-new MKX shares its underpinnings with the Ford Edge but offers a much more appealing sheet metal. It’s no secret that its exterior design was inspired by the MKC and MKZ models, with the signature split-wing grille, hood strakes and side creases. Compared to the first-generation MKX, the new model boasts a much more aggressive and aerodynamic look. The 2017 Lincoln MKX is expected to retain the status of the most appealing vehicle in this segment, at least when it comes to the exterior styling.
Now, the MKX’s new interior offers an even more premium feel. Although it shares much of the features with recently redesigned Lincoln models, we can certainly say that the MKX takes the luxury to a new level. The cabin is replete with soft-touch materials, wood trim and brushed metal, while the rear passenger space and cargo capacity are quite generous. Needless to say, the 2017 Lincoln MKX will be packed with all sorts of advanced features. As far as the safety systems are concerned, expect it to offer Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision system, an auto-hold feature, while Park Assist includes a 360-degree camera. Upper trim levels and exclusive equipment packages such as the Black Label edition will offer even more advanced features.
2017 MKX Engine Specs
The 2017 Lincoln MKX will be offered with a choice of two gasoline-powered engines. The 3.7-liter V6 that carried over from the previous iteration generates 303 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. However, those who opt for more power should go for the 2.7-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that made its debut with the 2016 MKX. This mighty unit will be churning out 335 hp and 380 lb-ft, while matched to the same six-speed automatic transmission as the naturally aspirated V6. There will be both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions to choose between.
2017 Lincoln MKX Price
The 2017 Lincoln MKX is expected to carry over unchanged when it comes to the pricing notes. So, expect the upcoming entry-level model to start just over $39,000.