• Mar 11, 2011
Lincoln MKT Stretch Limo spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Following the death of the Town Car, Lincoln will be prepping its MKT crossover for a variety of livery duties in the coming years. We recently spied an MKT Hearse doing its first rounds of testing, and now our men in the trees have snapped this stretch limousine version of the luxury crossover.

Ford says that its upcoming livery products will be powered by the automaker's 3.7-liter V6 – the base engine in the standard MKT – with both front- and all-wheel drive configurations available. Obviously, this stretched MKT's middle body panels are simply in place for the purpose of powertrain and chassis testing, and we have no doubts that the finalized limousine will be nothing short of ultra-luxurious.

Now, let's just hope Ford offers some sort of panoramic moonroof so glammed-up high school girls have no problem standing up and waving to their friends on prom night. See all three high-res spy photos of the MKT limo in our image gallery below.



[Images: Chris Doane/Brenda Priddy & Company]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Kill it with fire!
      • 3 Years Ago
      A LWB Chrysler 300 would make a good limo.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ford has made a great void in the commercial car, police and taxi. Maybe General Motors can take the hint with their australian Holden Commodore, or Chrysler can develop a rear wheel drive to take the place of the Crown Vic and Town car.
      Jimmy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks quite odd.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What an ugly limo, who would want to be driven in one?
        Former S-owner
        • 3 Years Ago
        How insensitive of you all. Don't forget the blind need rides to prom also!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Well, don't forget that people ride in H2 limos, Excursion limos, Charger Limos, etc. I once saw a replica Cobra limo. So, who know?

        I just hope that the final body work straightens out the shoulder and window lines somehow...
      • 3 Years Ago
      All I can say is UGLY.
        • 3 Years Ago
        If only some other automaker with a large RWD sedan that knows the fleet sales market could come up with an alternative...

        Like a Chrysler 400 Town Car?
        • 3 Years Ago
        JohnH:

        From what I can tell, Chrysler 300s will be the new Fleet/Livery Choice. They already share similar dimensions and wheelbases. They are 400# lighter then the TownCar and just as powerful in V6 form compared to the old 4.6 V8.

        The MKT is really not going to work as a replacement for the Town Car... And I think Chrysler knows this which is why it will quietly push its product without any hype.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ford really needs to bring out a Town Car replacement for exactly this market. Something that'll have the same sense of elegance and class that the old Town Car limos managed to provide. This weird MKT limo is going nowhere, I just can't see anybody choosing this over something like an Escalade limo.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I really really agree with all these comments.

        Please.

        Gas is $5 a gallon, and you want to drive me around town in THIS elongated whale?

        I really hope livery service vehicles switch to Chrylser. This is just ridiculous.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I wouldn't say Lincoln is far from saving. While I'm not crazy that they're going on with the MK_ nomenclature and mostly FWD-based lineup, they have a lot of potential. It wasn't too long ago that they were making cars like the Mark VIII and LS and the 2013 MKZ looks pretty sweet too.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I HATE this limo! There's only three vehicles in the world that I truly hate!.

        1. This Limo
        2. 1996 - 2000 Taurus / Sable
        3. Pontiac Aztek

        There are others but these are the ones I feel ill towards companies for ever designing!
        • 3 Years Ago
        This thing IS ugly...the looks is bi-losing.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Lincoln is far beyond from saving. This is a joke!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @James

        so would you prefer a Prius limo or something? this thing suck still but no one thinks about gas prices when they rent a limo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think Hyundai is about to get a substantial amount of orders for it's Equus sedan once the final Town car roles down the line...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please don't allow this disgusting abortion on our roads. Think that
      it could become emblematic of the USA if first time visitors ever see a line of them
      at an airport. Checkers had a good practical reasons to be frumpy but this? It's
      so tasteless and ugly that it isn't even funny! BTW did Chris Bangle have anything
      to do with it? I see his twisted hand in this somewhere?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haha, are those the rims they're using? I have those on my '03 LS
      • 3 Years Ago
      No.

      That is all.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The people who want something "classy" won't like this. And the people who want something ghetto fab would have preferred a stretch Flex.

      Will a 3.7L V6 really power even the stretch limos? I actually have no idea what powertrains they usually put in these monsters.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It is usually the bone stock powertrain, there is no swapping involved as it adds cost. People don't care about 0-60 times in a limo...

        I remember PT Cruiser limos back in the day, and those had 150HP.
      Kenneth RalphKramden
      • 3 Years Ago
      I drive for a living and let me tell you, I would be ashamed to pull up to someone's house or business to pick them up in anything based on this. Chrysler, here I come.
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