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Click above for live, high-res images of the new 2010 Lincoln MKT

We already gave you details about the new 2010 Lincoln MKT this morning, but Lincoln just wrapped up its press conference and now we have live impressions and photos to share. After showing us the MKT concept here last year, the production version is a more realistic interpretation of the 7-passenger CUV. While it resembles everything from a GM Lambda to an Audi Q7 in profile, the nose and tail are all Lincoln. It's a tasteful vehicle that looks classy and upscale, as it should for Ford's premium brand. Unfortunately, it's being launched at a time when this class of vehicle seems in remission.

Built on the same D4 platform that underpins the Ford Flex, this new suit of clothes suits the Lincoln well. The interior, in particular, is rather handsome with excellent materials and fit and finish that was exemplary for a show car. Good quality leather, wood used sparingly but effectively and elegant satin-finish metal accents abound. The seats are comfy and the cargo hold looks like they've made good use of that extra length compared to the Flex. The MKT will also feature Ford's twin-turbocharged, direct-inject EcoBoost 3.5L V6 as an option, giving it the best horsepower (355) and fuel economy in its class. The standard engine will be a 3.7-liter V6 with 268 hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. That should keep it in the hunt with the Acura MDX and Audi Q7, which Lincoln have tabbed as the MKT's major competition.

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      First 3/4 of the car looks good but the last .25 bit looks welded on from a different car.

      All they need now is a the Lincoln MKR coupe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. They're kidding right?

      A Q7 competitor? Good one AB!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This thing is hideous. The back of worse than the front, and the front is terrible. What is with Lincolns new "whale tail" front? Not a fan.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I mean, REALLY! Who was asking for this car? What consumer said I need a huge Lincoln "whale" of a station wagon??? Here's some advice Ford... spend your time an efforts on making cars people actually WANT to buy. This MKT is the ugliest thing I've seen in months. The name alone is embarrassing! I can't wait to see the one fool who buys this thing so I can laugh in his/her face.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought the Pontiac AZTEK was discontinued already... why are they bringing it back? Oh, this is a Lincoln? What the %$^????? Awful, just awful!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why? Ford cannot sell the overpriced Flex...why do they thing that a uglier, more expensive Lincoln version will do any better?

      Ford is turning into GM.

      Oh well...another failure spawned by the D3 platform.
        • 6 Years Ago

        There used to be an anti-Ford troll on one of the Ford enthusiast sites that this Matt character reminds me of. He got arrested for some kind of incestuous crime I believe and due to prison overcrowding they let him out early. He returned to the forum and lashed out against all Ford products to the point that the moderators had to ban him.

        I do believe his hatred for Ford was initiated by the eventual demise of the Panther (P71) platform.

        Not sure if it's the same guy but the similarities are uncanny.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Matt - I've reviewed all of your comments and 80% of them are anti-Ford diatribes. Some people don't like a particular vehicle but you seem to have something very personal against Ford. Strange as it may be, you also own a Ford so I have to question your logic in these comments.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The grille does take a little getting used to, but I prefer that direction to the other retro grille on the MKX. I think Lincoln looks a little erratic by having both looks on segment entries and needs to consolidate its design language faily quickly.

      While I rrefer the asthetics of the Flex and my size preference leans toward MAZDA5 territory, I don't find this car offensive. It's a reasonably well executed luxury station wagon. Inside there is a little over reliance on chrome to add visual interest, the center stack is a little bland and all that blank space in front of the passenger seems like a wasted opportunity, but it still isn't bad. I wish them luck with it
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front is growing on me. It's still too wagony for my liking though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Listen Ford... You are getting it right at Ford. Now fire the people at Lincoln in charge of this design. Don't even build it. Old wagon style, ugly grill etc...

      show these comments to the boss at Ford quick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's a van. Not even the Ecoboost can change that fact. And Ford was basically hitting on all cylinders with everything up until this point!
        • 6 Years Ago

        Now that's a word no one has used in a long time! And it describes the MKT so well! I was trying to find words to describe the appalling overhang, ginormous grille, bloated panels, but i just couldn't put my finger on it.... I was gonna say bus. lol

        IMO this van doesnt look good at all, but since it's competing with the MB R-Class it might have a fighting chance. The R-Class looks alot better in my eyes but they both have that bloated look, so im sure most people who like the R will like this
      • 6 Years Ago
      Although not that bad looking in my opinion, I think a slightly smaller front grille and maybe vertical taillamps similar to the MKS would set it off a bit. The kickback in the window should be eliminated to reduce a bit of that large side expense of metal. Color can make a vehicle and red really doesn't add much IMO on this model. With the introducation of the MKT are the Navigator/Navigator L's days limited?

      Just heard a "Colony Park" addition with "faux" woodgrain and "crome accents" has been added to the option list along with the Ford Flex "Country Squire"..LOL
      I would not be surprised if they actually could sell a few of these vehicles with the woodgrain option.

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