What's Wrong With This Picture: MKX Gets Cetaceous Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
what s wrong with this picture mkx gets cetaceous edition

Another year passes and another Lincoln sprouts a baleen-feeder snout. Because familial consistency is more important than allowing innocent retinas to go unseared.

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  • FreedMike FreedMike on Jan 12, 2010

    Car looks pretty darned nice to me...what's the problem?

    • Len_A Len_A on Jan 12, 2010

      The problem is with people who have nothing better to do than gripe about something. I'm with you - I like it, too.

  • NulloModo NulloModo on Jan 12, 2010

    I think the split wing grill looks good on the MKX, though I liked the previous egg-crate version as well. The interior of the 2011 model is absolutely gorgeous however, with lots of slick LCD displays, touch sensitive controls, and better sculpting of the real wood trim. Add the new higher quality Lincoln leather and you have the best interior amongst the luxury FWD CUV segment. Combine the technology and interior quality with the new class leading 305hp V6 and also best in class (for a non-hybrid) 18/25 mpg fuel economy, and Lincoln has a real winner here.

  • Ajla Ajla on Jan 12, 2010

    These new Lincolns look familiar... Lincoln MKS Pontiac Bonneville _______________ Lincoln MKT Pontiac G6 GXP

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    • Ajla Ajla on Jan 13, 2010
      Well, my favorite thing about the MKZ and MKS is that the exterior styling reminds me of Pontiac's. In fact, the MKS reminds me so much of the Bonneville, I've wondered what it would take to do a full Jalopnik-style "Pontiac MKS" conversion. I'm thinking that all I'd need are some Pontiac arrowheads, a red MKS badge, grill mesh to replace the waterfall slats, and a custom "3700 Series IV" engine cover. This is what GM has reduced me to.

  • Cpmanx Cpmanx on Jan 13, 2010

    Add me to the list of people who find this design actually...fairly appealing. The chrome is overdone, but the new Lincoln signature front end is far more distinctive than the generic, egg-crate schozz of the previous MKX. And if we are going to complain about companies putting the same signature front end on all of their vehicles--well, then let's call out BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Lexus, and of course Acura for doing the exact same thing. This kind of branding is getting more widespread and more prominent. As safety regs, passenger packaging, aerodynamics, and shared platforms make the overall vehicle shapes more similar, overall, extreme (and unified) front-end styling is a way for brands to stand apart from each other, and to tie their individual vehicles together. Not such a bad thing, from my POV. Recall what cars looked like a couple decades ago when design was at its absolute blandest?

    • John Holt John Holt on Jan 13, 2010

      Agreed. Better (in the sense that there actually IS brand identity), but not perfect. I take much more offense with the gigantic drooping ass of the MKT than the family nose.