NAIAS 2015: 2016 Lincoln MKX Leaked Before Show Debut

naias 2015 2016 lincoln mkx leaked before show debut

Coming straight from a leaked URL on Lincoln’s Canadian website is the 2016 MKX.

Autoblog reports the “airplane design”-inspired premium crossover shares some of its looks with the 2015 MKC. Power comes from a 2.7-liter EcoBoost. Horsepower should be somewhere north of 300. No transmission was mentioned as of this writing, but speculation points to the same six-speed unit found in the Ford Edge.

Other features include: HID lamps with LED accenting; glass roof; hands-free power liftgate; 360-degree front-mounted camera; leather seating with optional heating/cooling and 22-way adjustment; 13- or 19-speaker Revel audio system; and (as pictured) MyLincoln Touch.

The new MKX is set to arrive in showrooms this summer.

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  • Dtremit Dtremit on Jan 12, 2015

    Not that anyone outside of this website will care, but I *think* they eliminated the front door DLO fail from the Edge on this one.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jan 12, 2015

    I like the overall design, but that interior is a mess of too many panel gaps and bad fitment. Not acceptable.

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    • Dtremit Dtremit on Jan 12, 2015

      @Corey Lewis That's the only one I can see that looks uneven, and this is undoubtedly a preproduction sample. Are you saying that e.g., the ES350 is significantly better?

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