DETROIT – Lincoln's MKX gets an update in the Motor City, gaining the new design language and new powertrain tech that we've seen elsewhere in the automaker's stable of vehicles.
The 2016 MKX gets a facelift that brings its style in line with the smaller MKC crossover.
The 2016 model is available with two engine choices. First, there's an optional 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine.
According to Lincoln, this compact, twin-turbocharged V-6 is projected to deliver more than 330 horsepower and more than 370 pound-feet of torque.
The standard engine is a 3.7-liter V-6, which should deliver 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.
The engines are fairly close in horsepower, but the smaller EcoBoost should be both more torquey and more efficient.
The SUV's interior has been redesigned as well. We like the use of textured, matte-finished wood throughout the cabin.
A first for any automaker, the MKX features an available premium audio system branded and designed by home speaker manufacturer Revel audio.
The top-tier Revel system features 19-speakers, but a 13-speaker setup is also available.
Lincoln Black Label series is a collection of four designer themes that will be offered as top-of-the-line luxury trim levels. These themes all feature unique color and material combinations.
Like its stablemates, the 2016 Lincoln MKX will also be available with the full range of the automaker's safety tech, such as a 360-degree camera system and semi-automatic parallel and perpendicular parking.
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