If the teaser video for Lincoln's launch of a new concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show wasn't enough for you, the company has now released a shadowy new image on its Twitter page. The vehicle may be a concept for the next-generation MKX, and its launch in China is part of the huge rollout to sell the brand's models there.

The latest photo shows off the concept's lighting, including LED running lights and lit sideview mirrors. The sharp edges of the lights give some hints to its shape. However, Other than clearly being a crossover, not much else is known.

The concept's launch supports Lincoln breaking into the Chinese market. It will begin selling the MKZ and MKC there this fall, as well as a midsize luxury SUV. A fullsize luxury sedan and the Navigator will come later. The company will also build luxury showrooms for the models that will look more like high-end hotel lobbies than car dealers. Scroll down to watch the teaser video.
Lincoln SUV Concept Teaser


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      Luke
      • 8 Months Ago
      Wow, that looks interesting. If the rest of the lines are as sharp as those LED tubes are, it's going to be a great step in the right direction. Not sure about the mirror lights, but we'll have to see. But I like what I see. On a side note, you desperately need a better commenting system AB.
      john m
      • 8 Months Ago
      NICE!!!
      Avinash Machado
      • 8 Months Ago
      Looks quite nice.
      cpmanx
      • 8 Months Ago
      From what I can see, the MKX shares quite a bit more of its overall shape with the new Edge than the MKC does with the Escape. I hope that's just an effect of the teaser. The refined, harder lines of the Lincoln face shown here look good, another move in the right direction.
      vegasstyleguy
      • 8 Months Ago
      Again with the stupid Lincoln naming? This is the perfect opportunity to use a real name rather than this stupid naming system they use.
        Bruce Lee
        • 8 Months Ago
        @vegasstyleguy
        This really is the best time to change their naming scheme, especially since it's going to be next to impossible for the Chinese market to pronounce names like MKX without having it sound completely stupid.
        cpmanx
        • 8 Months Ago
        @vegasstyleguy
        Right. If they don't change the naming scheme before launching in the Chinese market, they are really stuck with this confusing approach. This is a prime moment to embrace the brand's history and position Lincoln as something different than the competitors--as a brand with a great automotive legacy. On the other hand, the Lincoln naming scheme is hardly more confusing than that of Lexus or Infiniti or (these days) Mercedes. BMW is quickly catching up with its own alphanumeric soup. I'm sure many people at Ford take that as an argument for a me-too approach & keeping the MK scheme. Couldn't they at least put in a hyphen to make the designations easier to read? MK-X, MK-Z, etc?
        chrsrodriquez
        • 8 Months Ago
        @vegasstyleguy
        If you are gonna bash Lincoln on there vehicle naming, dont forget Cadillac with there ATS, CTS, XTS, SRX, ELR, and Acura with there MDX, RLX, RSX, TL, and upcoming TLX. I am getting sick and tired of hearing people slam Lincoln. What the hell did Lincoln do to all you people? Did a Lincoln run over your puppy?
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 8 Months Ago
      Will it look like a whale? Hopefully not. Sadly the video shows it still has that stupid grille. Lincoln, when are you going to get around to fixing the bulbous baleen front ends of the MKZ & MKS? When are you going to build a proper RWD luxury sedan?
      nascar69
      • 8 Months Ago
      Lincoln should worry about selling cars in the US
        The Rookie
        • 8 Months Ago
        @nascar69
        Or tap into the growing Chinese market to increase funding for new projects in America, or even a global vehicle. In my opinion, it's a smart move. As long as they bring the innovation state side
        • 8 Months Ago
        @nascar69
        [blocked]
      joejn
      • 8 Months Ago
      um audi?
      Scooter
      • 8 Months Ago
      Automotive design has become obsessed with LED lighting. Yet almost no brand other than Audi has come up with anything original.
        jonnybimmer
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Scooter
        What about BMW's angel eyes? Personally I feel they're were the original stylized DRL trend-setters (starting back in '01, before Audi's LED DLR's), though no question Audi's responsible for really making it as popular as it is now.
          Anonymous99
          • 8 Months Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          Actually BMW's halo rings weren't designed as DRL but rather parking lights (used on euro cars to drive thru parking lots at night without headlights on). The first LED style DRL debuted on the Saab 9-5 latest design.
          jonnybimmer
          • 8 Months Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          "parking lights (used on euro cars to drive thru parking lots at night without headlights on)" I always knew what parking lights were but have never wondered why they were called that. "The more you know..."
        Jesus!
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Scooter
        Sad thing is Audi had to do something cool to make their ancient designs look appealing.
      express2day
      • 8 Months Ago
      Lincoln has done quite well with the MKZ and the MKC looks like it will be a winner too. Look forward to seeing the MKX concept!
        Dfelix70
        • 8 Months Ago
        @express2day
        So, wait. the MKC isn't replacing the MKX?
          cpmanx
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dfelix70
          No--the MKX stays in the lineup above the MKC, just as the Edge slots above the Escape in the Ford lineup or the X5 above the X3 in the BMW lineup. (I'm sure Lincoln would prefer the latter comparison.)
          vegasstyleguy
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Dfelix70
          Does anyone actually know which Lincoln name goes with which car?
      Swagger
      • 8 Months Ago
      The concept debut will be accompanied by Deniece Williams and Johnny Mathis singing their hit duet "Too much, Too Little, Too Late".
        muspod
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Swagger
        Like Cadillac...
          John
          • 8 Months Ago
          @muspod
          Cadillac is on a roll. If Lincoln could get their design team on track, I think they will make a similar comeback. We'll see. I'm not a big fan of "teasers" that only show lights. It might be uglier than a baboon.
      laminam
      • 8 Months Ago
      Audi much?
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