• Sep 12, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lincoln MKT concept

Mark Fields, Ford's president of the Americas, has confirmed that the Lincoln MKT crossover is due to be reveal this January at the Detroit Auto Show, while a refreshed MKZ will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Show in November.

We already knew the Ford Flex-based CUV was headed to Detroit, with power provided by either a 3.7-liter or a 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6. Both six- and seven-passenger seating arrangements will be offered, along with Blind Spot Monitoring and a Cross Traffic Alert system which utilizes two sonar modules to notify drivers that a vehicle has moved into their blind spot by shining a light on the corresponding outside mirror. Sales are expected to begin later in 2009 and Ford is insistent that the MKT won't share any body panels with its platform sibling.

The facelifted MKZ sedan will sport the new split-wing grille originally found on the MKR concept. New taillights are also rumored to be part of the package and sales should begin later this year or early in 2009.


[Source: MotorTrend]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Ew ew ew EW.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WHY WON'T YOU DIE?!
        • 6 Years Ago
        It will be very interesting to see the design of the 2010 MKZ and what engines/ Hp outputs they give it. Also I Hope Ford doesn't dumb down the design of the MKT as it has done to every concept they have decided to produce which has only been about 4 out of 12. If they do end up giving the MKZ & MKT the 3.7 they should make it produce 300+ HP.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What are you people complaining about?

      After row upon row of box upon box... bland SUVs, and CUVs... Especially the boxy uggo, the Ford Flex.

      Finally one is shown (in concept form, certainly more bombastic than production) with a bit of style, and it is scorned? Are you kidding?

      Ford has plenty to be scorned for. But designing the MKT as a vehicle that doesn't look like a UPS truck is not one of them. If they would just give it a name, though.

      A crossover vehicle may not be my demographic right now, but at least it looks like something.

      If they could give the MKX and MKZ that nose, as well as fixing the MKZ's atrocious tail lights (milan has the best of that breed.)

      And give them their proper names back. Zephyr, Continental (should be a lincoln-ized production model of the Ford Interceptor concept)

      And build a 5-door fastback 4-seat mid-size RWD sedan, based on a much improved IRS-equipped Mustang chassis, or revived LS chassis, the Mark IX, not named MKR. A 1/5-price Aston Rapide type vehicle, basically.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those cues would look much better on a car. They just look ugly on this CUV. Don't know why. It has a "car of the future" aspect that I kind of like.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's cool, my car came with a Blind Spot Monitoring System too! I just turn my neck and voila.
      • 6 Years Ago
      OMG, It's the NEW Lincoln Pacifica!
      • 6 Years Ago

      MKT, MKR, MKZ

      Which is which?
        • 6 Years Ago
        The naming scheme is stupid and this vehicle is not my cup of tea. But then I thought that MK-Edge whatever with the grill that looked like it had braces was fugly but I keep seeing them on the road. So who knows maybe this will sell. With that brand new billion dollar flex plant in Oakville going down to one shift they certainly need all the help they can get though I doubt this thing will sell enough volume to push them over the top.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Mercedes' 500 counterparts are easier to tell apart from these what- 3 models?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I really don't think Lincoln even knows anymore. Just take an M and a K and stick some lottery letter at the end.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Most other companies use a different letter for each model: CTS & STS, E-class & S-class. This Lincoln is the most confusing alphabetic soup i have ever encountered. I follow all the news here in Autoblog and I am confused, you can only imagine how the average joe will feel. I test drove MKZ but am i buying an MKS???
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is going to be a love-it or hate-it vehicle. Those who love it will probably do so not because it looks good, but it's ostentatious enough for attention whoring.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sorry for the typo, MKX was what I intended. He is a VP at Ford and he does know that the euro focus is coming. However the plant he works at produces the Edge,MKX, and now the FLEX, which he says in black looks like a hearse. His words not mine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well hey the guy is entitled to his opinion, but come on it's not like Ford only produces CUVs/SUVs. Over the next 2 years there will be quite a deal of fuel efficient Ford products.

        And hey the guy is entitled to his opinion. Although I'm not sure why any emphasis is being placed at all of what he thinks of the vehicle?
      • 6 Years Ago
      POS!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The big grin on the front looks like Eskimo Joe. (eskimojoes.com)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess you guys must have had a pajama party and decided to ditz this peice of news. You really don't care about this brand so why waste your time--oh yes, this is an oppurtunity to throw off some smart a$$ remarks to show how clever you all are. If you really care for a brand and were in the market for it i think you'd look into the past history of the car. Back in the 1930's all so called luxury marques found it necessary to introduce a lower priced version-Lincoln did this with the Zephyr. So today it still stands for the lowest priced Lincoln-MKZ . Do you all have at least that little name straight? Good!
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