2016 Lincoln MKT release date, price, reviews, changes – When the Lincoln MKT was first introduced, back in 2008, it was obvious from the start that this luxury crossover SUV is going to be popular among buyers. Just two years later, in 2010, the company updated the SUV, but it was not a whole new car. Instead, it was a small upgrade of the first model. Now, there are some rumors about the all-new Lincoln MKT 2016. This model is going to be produced in Oakville Assembly plant and it is based on D4 platform (this platform has been designed by Volvo), which are also used for Ford Explorer and Ford Flex.
2016 Lincoln MKT reviews
The new Lincoln MKT 2016 is a SUV that you will surely remember the first time you see it. It has unique and futuristic design, making it stand out from the crowd. The SUV is based on the Lincoln MKR concept, but the actual model is a lot different on the outside. Most notable design details on the front are the large chrome grille that is split in two and headlights that look like extension of the grille. It is a bold and unique design, something that has not yet been seen on cars. Furthermore, the whole car has sleek design and looks really aggressive. Lincoln employees said that the 2016 MKT is going to have body made out of aluminum and magnesium.
The interior of the 2016 Lincoln MKT looks quite interesting. The company wanted to have the interior as futuristic as the exterior. It appears that they have been able to do it. Everything looks unique – from the seats to the dashboard. Since this is a luxury crossover SUV, it is expected that it is going to have a large list of features and equipment, even as a part of base model. The new MKT is going to be offered in two seating variations – both six passenger version or seven passenger version will be available.
Lincoln MKT 2016 specs
The new Lincoln MKT 2016 will be offered with the same engines that are available with the current model – 3.7-liter V6 Ti-VCT engine that produces around 300 horsepower and has maximum torque of around 280 lb-ft and 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine that produces 365 horsepower and has maximum torque of around 350 lb-ft. Both engines will come paired with 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters mounted on steering wheel. The fuel economy of both drivetrains will not be representative – with first engine it will be rated around 20 mpg combined while with EcoBoost engine it will be lower for two points.
2016 Lincoln MKT release date and price
The refreshed new Lincoln MKT 2016 should go on sale in the beginning of 2016. Main competitors among other luxury crossover SUV vehicles will be Infiniti QX60, Buick Enclave, Acura MDX, Audi Q7 and BMW X5. The 2016 Lincoln MKT price should be around $43,000 for base model and it can go up to $60,000 for fully loaded MKT.