TTAC Photochop: Lincoln MKT

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii
ttac photochop lincoln mkt

Lincoln's version of the Flex, AKA MKT, has been green-lighted for production. The all-in-one utility-sports-comfort-performance-style (at least that's how the officials are selling it so far) vehicle has already been spotted in tests and is expected on sale as a 2010 model (of course). As far as we can see from the spyshots, the production MKT will have similar proportions to the concept car. In detail though, the changes are significant. Most of the cool showcar elements are gone: the huge wheels, the high-tech lights, the tiny mirrors, the small air intakes in the front spoiler (those couldn't possibly feed a full-size radiator). Gone is also the crease on the front door, but don't get upset, you now have real door handles, screen wipers, and decent-sized windows. But– is it just me or does this car seem a little late?

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  • Oldowl Oldowl on Aug 29, 2008

    A Turnpike Cruiser by a designer on LSD?

  • Argentla Argentla on Aug 29, 2008

    Since the main criticism people have leveled at the Flex is that it's too expensive for family duty, introducing an even more expensive version (particularly one as egregiously hideous as this) seems like the answer to a question no one was asking.

  • Billc83 Billc83 on Aug 29, 2008

    Does Lincoln really need THREE SUV's (Navigator, MKX, MKT)? This puts their Car:SUV ratio at 1:1 (Town Car, MKZ, MKS - unless there is something I'm forgetting). At a time when SUVs are coming out of vogue. Hard to believe that Lincoln used to be a leader in the luxury game. The '61 - '69 Continental is still one of the most handsome automobiles ever produced. On the plus side, I don't think it looks hideous. Though it's certainly not gorgeous.

  • NulloModo NulloModo on Aug 29, 2008

    I am excited about this, the concept photos look incredible, the spy shots I have seen are too camouflaged to tell anything. The Navigator may not have long left to live, and something with as much interior space with better fuel economy (the MKT) could sell well. The Flex isn't too expensive for family duty, the base Flex (which has standard ABS, front, side and head curtain airbags, power doors, locks, and mirrors, CD stereo, A/C, high quality cloth fabric, alloy wheels, etc, etc) is only $28K. Yes, it can get optioned up to the mid 40s, but no one is forcing anyone to take a fully optioned one. Just as the MKX is basically an Edge with a higher price tag and a few extra lux features, this will sell well. We sell a good number of MKXs that people buy simply because they are a Lincoln.