Lincoln brought two new models to this year’s Los Angeles Motor Show, the new MKS sedan and the MKT SUV.
The updated MKS gets a refreshed look with revised grille, HID headlamps, front fascia, hood and front fenders. Continuing the new look are fresh 19- and 20-inch aluminum wheels. At the rear, Lincoln MKS gets a new fascia, LED tail lamps, exhaust tips and a new decklid design that improves access to the trunk.
Inside the cabin, in addition to a new infotainment system – a version of MyFord Touch but with Lincoln logos – it gets a central speedometer flanked by two full-color reconfigurable LCD screens. Content for the 4.2-inch LCDs is controlled by five-way buttons on the steering wheel. An 8-inch multi-function LCD touch screen dominates the center stack and provides the visual and control interface for the entertainment system, phone, navigation and climate control.
The car is powered by a 300 hp 3.7-liter V6 with 275 lb-ft of torque, with an estimated 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway for the front-wheel drive modeland18/26 mpg with the all-wheel-drive model.
The we have the MKT. not sure about you, but we think it is absolutely hideous. This will be the first car that makes children sick even before they get into it.
Lincoln MKT offers three rows of seating configured in six- and seven-passenger alternatives. The second-row seats can also be heated and cooled. The second-row refrigerator (integrated into the center console) remains a popular option. Standard 12-way adjustable front seats, adjustable pedals and power tilt/telescoping steering wheel help accommodate a wide range of drivers.
It gets the same infotainment and fancy instruments as the MKS. It is a very nice car inside. We just hope it didn’t look so awful.
The car can be had with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 developing 355 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and an expansive torque curve that plateaus at 350 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,500 to 5,250 rpm. Fuel economy is projected to be 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway.
Again, great engine. But what’s the point of it when the car looks so bad.