Following the unveiling of the 2017 Lincoln Continental, the brand has recently accomplished its goal of revamping its lineup to include a number of strong contenders in the core segments. The company now has a full-size SUV, three crossovers, and two sedans under its belt, and following this accomplishment, Lincoln president Kumar Galhotra hints that a new Lincoln lineup with more vehicles that deviate from the “core” classes could be in the works in coming years.
Two crossovers, the MKC and the MKX, were brand-new for the 2015 and 2016 model years, respectively, and their new generations were followed by the introduction of the 2017 MKZ sedan and Continental. With its current life cycle coming to an end, the MKT could see an update as well. After all of its central frontrunners have been revamped, that leaves Lincoln open to work on other new vehicles — possibly a sporty coupe or even a convertible. Galhotra admits that Lincoln currently plans to add at least two new products to the lineup in coming years.
Under Galhotra’s leadership, the new Lincoln lineup has been entirely reorganized and refocused to target the most popular and crucial segments in the auto industry, with an underlying central theme of “quiet luxury.” Critics speculate that under this focus on upscale comforts and amenities, it’s unlikely that Lincoln will release a performance car — but more sporty, energetic vehicles may be on the way.
For the 2016 model year, the Lincoln MKX is going to get significant style and technology improvements as well as a new, optional 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, but we think what our customers at Mountaineer Lincoln will be even happier to hear about is that despite the upgrades, the upcoming MKX will actually be cheaper than the current model.
The luxury automaker has announced that the 2016 MKX would start at $38,995 after an $895 destination charge, which is exactly $800 less than the $39,795 that the 2015 model would set you back. It’ll come with an impressive number of individual options, including full LED headlights, a full suite of safety tech, all-wheel-drive, and the aforementioned EcoBoost V6.
Though Lincoln currently lists three trim levels on its site, including the Premiere, Select, and Reserve, we also expect a Black Label version to come along later to add even more lavishness to the already luxurious MKX. All in all, it looks like the 2016 Lincoln MKX’s price drop will pay off!
The 2016 Lincoln MKX has become even more luxurious than its predecessors, if you can believe it. The exterior styling is more attractive and mature with a more distinctive look along the rear fenders and enhanced gravitas thanks to the full-width rear LED taillights.
The major improvements are on the inside, however. The automaker claims that a meticulous attention to detail has helped elevate the Lincoln MKX’s craftsmanship and we have to agree at Mountaineer Lincoln. The unique Black Label trim offers four finish options—such as the equestrian-inspired “Triple Crown” scheme—that not only look spectacular but even regale your olfactory senses.
To further set the mood, Lincoln has equipped the 2016 MKX with a new Revel premium audio system, available with either 13 speakers or 19 speakers. Regardless of the one you pick, you’ll be amazed at the clarity and response of the exquisitely accurately reproduced sound, which doesn’t betray even a hint of distortion.
The 2016 MKX is a definite step up from previous models. We can’t wait to have it here!
Android phone owners everywhere, rejoice—Lincoln has made it easier than ever before to control your Lincoln vehicle. The American carmaker recently announced that, through a partnership with Google, the free MyLincoln Mobile App for Android phones will offer new, seamless integration with the Google app. This integration, which makes Lincoln the first carmaker to incorporate the Google app into its own mobile app, gives Android and Lincoln owners the ability to control their cars with even greater ease.
“Delivering unique experiences for the luxury client throughout ownership is fundamental to Lincoln,” said Matt VanDyke, Director of Global Lincoln. “By innovating with leading tech companies, we have an opportunity to personalize the ongoing interaction between the customer and the vehicle.”
The new app is available on the 2015 Lincoln MKC, MKZ, and the soon-to-be-released Lincoln MKX. With this app, owners can start, lock, unlock, and locate their vehicle all with their phone. They can even schedule remote start times to ensure their car is nice and toasty during the cold winter months.
If you are interested in learning more about the MyLincoln App for Android phones, stop in to Mountaineer Lincoln today!
We’ve just gotten our first proper look at the next-gen Lincoln MKX thanks to fresh spy shots, which revealed the vehicle would look very similar to the concept that made its debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show—and that’s a very good thing.
The shape of the lower air dam is nearly identical, as is the character line running down the side. The twin-spoke wheels, integrated exhaust outlets, and stretched taillights are all there. The front end is slightly different, with the headlights not quite integrating themselves into the grille, though the split-wing grille still attempts to use the LEDs to wrap itself across the vehicle’s face.
The spy shots also revealed two different trims: one with LED headlights with front and rear parking sensors and another with projector lights and sensors only at the rear.
The next-gen Lincoln MKX will launch this year at Mountaineer Lincoln and be the first to benefit from the company’s new deal with Revel by Harman. We can’t wait!
The MKX is a luxury mid-size SUV that’s got everything you want out of a mid-size and more, especially if choose the 2014 Limited Edition Lincoln MKX model. This SUV is at the top of the charts when it comes to safety, and will get you where you need to go in style and comfort.
The limited edition for the 2014 model that is being released will offer ceramic-colored leather interior accents, contrasted with red stitching and tuxedo stripes and piping. The exterior will also have some special options, namely two new paint options called Platinum Dune Tri-Coat and Sunset Metallic.
The inner guts of every MKX Lincoln contain a 3.7-liter V6 engine capable of reaching a 305 horsepower output. With its twin independent variable camshaft timing, the MKX yields 26 miles per gallon on the highway and improves greatly on its overall power. Add to all of these capabilities optional all-wheel drive and you’ll be set for secure driving, even on the iciest of West Virginia roads.
Winter is coming in full force this year and Mountaineer Lincoln is ready to equip you with the car best suited for the frigid weather that awaits. For more information on the MKX and other Lincoln models, be sure to visit us!