2016 Lincoln MKX

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.

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New look

The 2016 MKX gets a facelift that brings its style in line with the smaller MKC crossover.

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Optional 2.7-liter EcoBoost

The 2016 model is available with two engine choices. First, there's an optional 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine.

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Projected power

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.

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Standard 3.7-liter engine

The standard engine is a 3.7-liter V-6, which should deliver 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

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Torque and efficiency

The engines are fairly close in horsepower, but the smaller EcoBoost should be both more torquey and more efficient.

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Interior amenities

The SUV's interior has been redesigned as well. We like the use of textured, matte-finished wood throughout the cabin.

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Revel audio

A first for any automaker, the MKX features an available premium audio system branded and designed by home speaker manufacturer Revel audio.

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The top-tier Revel system features 19-speakers, but a 13-speaker setup is also available.

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Black Label

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.

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Driver aids

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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2015 Detroit auto show

Be sure to check out the rest of CNET's coverage of the 2015 Detroit auto show.

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