• Dec 16, 2009
Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge spy shots – Click above or below for high-res image galleries

Ford
and Lincoln's crossover offerings are plentiful, but all attention is being paid nowadays to the boxy-yet-practical Flex and hit-by-the-ugly-stick MKT. What about the Edge and MKX? This duo was launched years before the automaker's polarizing pair of three-row CUVs arrived.

Well, their due for redesigns. Or at least, according to these spy shots, refreshenings of their front and rear ends. In the Edge's case, that means making the already handsome people mover look a bit more windswept, though it appears things will stay largely the same between the A- and D-pillars.

The changes look more substantial for the MKX, which launched before Lincoln debuted its increasingly ubiquitous doubled-winged grille design. That punum looks pretty okay on the MKS sedan and like a baleen whale on the oversized MKT. It looks just right on the MKX to us.

Ford and Lincoln may have other news about the Edge and MKX for us – powertrain and infotainment upgrades most likely – at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show in early January, which is when we expect to see these new looks formally trotted out on stage.




[Images: KGP Photography]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      They're.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Jake - I expect journalists to know the difference between they're, there and their.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Soon enough the grille will occupy the entire front
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oops.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Well, their due for redesigns." Yeah, I read the sentence a couple of times too. Then I made it down to the comments and noticed that someone must have spotted it too. It's just a typo, the writer must have been rushing...
        • 5 Years Ago
        What is this? Grammarblog? I don't expect car guys to be experts in grammar. Just interested in cars and reasonably able to express themselves, which they have done.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Dressed up Fords posing as Lincolns as usual.

        One day, there won't be a Lincoln. Buried along side of Mercury.



        • 5 Years Ago
        Lol yeah I know AB makes these mistakes all the time. I think they do it on purpose to get more comments. I personally can't stand making those mistakes when I write. My 1st grade grammar teacher was harsh, fyi.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Grammar Etiquette Lesson

        Autoblog (in "they're" own minds) can do no wrong grammatically, so no use in trying to correct them.

        Meanwhile...

        Their = Possessive of they

        There = Over there →

        They're = They are
        • 5 Years Ago
        Their.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG UGLYYYYYYYY
      • 5 Years Ago
      So what's going to happen to the Navigator, get the same treatment? xP

      I hope not
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like the new MKT but just shorter. I guess it looks okay, i would not mind driving it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks more like an update than an redesign. Nit picking!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Edge looks pretty slick to me. Upgrade the interior to be par with the Fusion, and toss in a slightly more fuel efficient engine and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it (e.g., over the Venza).
        • 5 Years Ago
        to everyone moaning about the interior: I agree 100% on the current Edge (MKX is rather sharp if you ask me).
        However, from what I hear, the INTERIOR is where the story is at for this mid-cyle refresh. I was simply told that we will be blown away and that it is nearly completely re-designed on the inside, which makes the exterior refresh that much more significant. We'll see I suppose. I am optimistically anxious to find out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, they look like mid-model facelifts more than complete redesigns.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think you're misreading it (though the word "redesign" might seem like more). It's a simple MMC.

        That said, this looks like a really good update. I'm no Ford fan (at least I wasn't) but they seem to be on the verge of a major comeback. I've never bought auto company stock but, judging from their upcoming products, this might be a good buy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought the current MKX was the best looking Lincoln on the market right now. Now it's gonna get the same corporate-schnoz as the rest of the lineup. :(
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's all in the eye of the beholder. I thought the current MKX front end looked like a bulldog with braces. To my eyes the new corporate front nose looks like it actually fits the MKX pretty well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The face only works on the MKR, and I guess the MKS but should have kept the grill and thin headlights like the concept. What Lincoln needs is a proper V8 ultra-luxury high tech coupe, the MKR, possibly with the 5.4L derived from the GT500 and throw in a twin-turbo option with better suspension and brakes. There you go you've got yourself a BMW and Audi kicker and some brand recognition. And for the green people offer a hybrid MKZ and MKX. And now you've got Lexus beat too. But please leave the face to the MKR and MKS please. Thank you.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the Edge update, but the Lincoln versions are getting a little cartoonish - though this is not nearly as bad as the double-take inducing MKT. These cars should be in the next Batman movie.

      Lincoln, Lincoln I've been thinking -
      What the heck have you been drinking?
      Is it water? Is it wine?
      Oh my God, it's terpintine!
        • 5 Years Ago
        sorry...terpentine
      • 5 Years Ago
      And the ugly keep getting uglier.

      And it's a damn shame that the one design element produced by Ford NA...the solid light-bar across the back of the CURRENT MKEdge...is gone. And the front is even more hideous than the current one. Every single Lincoln now has the same ugly grille. Why? Here was a chance to set this tarted-up Ford apart...and the baot was missed. Kinda like the three-bar grille on the Taurus. It actually looks decent compared to the other hideous versions...yet, it's still a three bar.

      As for the Edge...well, this redundant, lackluster, poor selling, useless SUV just gets uglier. That grille is going to be hideous. Who at Ford thought it was a good idea to copy the front of the hideous Terrain?
        • 5 Years Ago
        lmfao do you live to make fun of the ford motor company? every time i see a ford post i almoste always see your stupid little icon up there with some kind of negative comment
        • 5 Years Ago
        Keep spouting the uninformed crap. Redundant? Poor sales?

        The Edge was up 27% last month. Sales of 6,461 units. That's more than the Highlander sold (6,213) not to mention the FJ Fugly (1,108) or the 4Runner (1,689) or the Land Cruiser (159) or the Sequoia (1,389) or the Venza (4,140). You are so right Matt. Some automakers are being dragged down by lineups of way too many redundant poor selling SUV's. Unfortunately for your poor little campaign of hate neither Ford nor the Edge are examples of this.
        • 5 Years Ago
        notice... the bottom bar isn't apart of the grille. the ford badge is in between two bars, so expect the top two bars to be chrome and the bottom bar to be black, or a dark grey. it will look good. i did a photoshop rendering if you want to see it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        CUV is marketing speak for a SUV.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And every Chevy has the same grille and every Cadillac has the same grille.

        What's your point? What, Lincoln's grille is ugly (I personally like it) and Chevy's grille looks good?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Edge is a CUV, the Escape is a SUV. There is a difference... Nice try though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Keep spouting the uninformed crap. Redundant? Poor sales?"

        Haha...get ready to be e-owned...

        Redundant? YES............Ford already has a 5 passenger SUV that can tow 3500 pounds. It's called the Escape (which is UP 5% on the year)

        Poor sales? YES............it is DOWN almost 25% this year (and being down from LAST year is quite a feat)...and the Lincoln rebadge is down 28%.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the Lincoln winged grille and I even like the MKT too. Nearly every automaker has the same type of grille across the board. Talk about sameness, how about that Porsche? It's had the same basic design since the 60's although it's been refined and improved upon through the years. And people need to quit nitpicking about others mispelings. We all make mistakes every now and then. As long as the message is there, what's the beef?
      • 5 Years Ago
      You know, if they didn't put all that camo on them, I bet nobody would notice the vehicles out driving around.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder how many years it will take before Lincoln finally quits trying to push their new huge a** grill design theme and takes a more appealing approach. I was hoping it would only last a couple years...but this is starting to drag on a bit too much. Ford has done such a good job with Ford cars/trucks, but Lincoln took a wrong turn. I can say this being that I currently own a Lincoln LS8.
      • 5 Years Ago
      One thing I don't understand about all car makers: If they really want to keep the new styles sort of secret, why do they do the attention getting things they do? I guess they really don't want the styles kept secret.

      Bob
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