Yesterday, Lincoln released the teaser you see above on its Facebook page, showing what's in store for the automaker's revised design language that's coming soon (we're guessing it's the hood and fender of the redesign MKT). Lincoln states that its new styling direction will be "forward-looking and more elegantly crafted," and it appears that we'll get our first glimpse at the fruits of the company's labor at the LA Auto Show next week.

Autoblog reader Tony tipped us to this page on the LA Auto Show website, which lists all of the vehicles that will debut at the Los Angeles Convention Center next week, and both the Lincoln MKS and MKT are listed under the "world debuts" section. Makes sense, since we've already seen the refreshed versions of the Ford Taurus and Flex on which the Lincoln vehicles are based, respectively. When asked, a Lincoln spokesperson was unable to confirm that we would see the new sedan and crossover in LA.

Unlike the current vehicles, the 2013 MKS and MKT are expected to differ greatly from their respective Ford kin. While not officially confirmed, sources within the automaker have suggested that the updated vehicles will use new running gear in order to fully differentiate them from their Ford counterparts. Of course, Ford's EcoBoost engine technology will be on hand, though other enhancements like suspension and steering upgrades will also likely be in the cards.

Stay tuned for the full details from the LA Auto Show next week.


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      L1011
      • 3 Years Ago
      Back when Infiniti was first introduced to the US Market (mid-90's? ...I forget when and am too lazy to Google right now) they used images of nature to entice interest in the car. Needless to say, that advertising campaign failed big time. People were annoyed. Teaser images, like the one shown for this Lincoln, are as equally annoying as the failed Infiniti nature campaign. I HATE teaser images. Just show us the d**n car already. It is not wise to annoy your potential customers. /end rant
      carcrazed4life
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope Lincoln comes out of its "rebirth" well. Design, Client Audience, Nomenclature, and more are all big challenges to try and solve. I for one think the entire Lincoln MK* naming system is useless. Bring back names that had meaning. Lincoln Continental, Cosmopolitan, Capri, Premiere, Town Car, Zephyr... They all screamed Lincoln... Use only the names starting with C, but make them relevant again!
        Ian Moore
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carcrazed4life
        I say let them keep the MK system, There were eight of them after all, but put it on a stylish coupe, not a Fusion with oversized tail lights and a waterfall grille.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      They better have something good to show because they have been floundering for way too long. From that one pic, I am honestly not too optimistic but ill withhold judgement till the whole car is revealed.
      Iraqilambo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just as long as future Lincolns aren't as hideous as they are right now. I mean, who looked at the MKT and thought it looked good? same goes for the mkz the mks and the mkx.
        Ace Convoy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Iraqilambo
        ...I like the current MKT
        Oceanblue78
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Iraqilambo
        Actually I think everything but the MKT looks fine. The MKZ is the best looking, followed by the MKX then MKS. MKT should have been MKA for MK@ZZ.
      jesse p
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, amazing. I can't believe it's not butter.
      Reno Dillard
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lincoln is trying to find themselves a corporate grill that will make them more identifiable......I never thought there was anything wrong with the classic grills of the first and second generation Navigator and the those of the any of the Town Cars. This winged-water fall grill is what's throwing off their latest designs in my opinion.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the twin-wing grille Lincoln has now, but I'm interested to see what's next.
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      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they dont get this new design language right Lincoln will be joining mercury in the gone with the wind bin. Lincoln (if you are reading this)... - Dont make it look like a swoopy wale face - Think mean and sporty rather than funky, odd and boring
      BG
      • 3 Years Ago
      I sure hope Lincoln's management can make a success of their new cars. But they will have to do a lot of innovative design to change the image as a car for the geriatric set. RWD and aggressive suspensions would help.
      Oceanblue78
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lincoln needs to A. Return to names people can relate to. B. Lose the unpainted plastic at the bottom of the car. This is a freaking luxury car. Everything should be painted, minus a few parts here and there. C. All vehicles should have the option of a black or tan interior standard, and no one color fits all black dash. D. Better designed interiors. They looks great in concept cars, but fail when we get to the real world. Now that Ford has dumped my beloved Mercury, they better get their crap together with Lincoln, no excuses.
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