Ford unveils a new version of the Lincoln MKX at the 2010 auto show in Detroit. The 2011 model of the Lincoln MKX gets an upgrade in all aspects— exterior, interior, engine, and technology.
The new MKX looks like a totally different vehicle when seen from the front. The front fascia has been freshened up and the redesigned split wing grille gives it a distinctive look. The headlamps receive an HID treatment while the tail lamps use LED. The hood and more contoured lines of the sides give it a more aggressive stance. The oval exhaust tips give it a sportier appeal.
The Lincoln MXK has a Ford V-6 3.7L Duratec power plant under its hood. The engine makes use of new systems like the Ti-VCT or Twin Independent Camshaft Timing to give the car some more power and torque without sacrificing excellent fuel economy.
The new MKX has a better output of 305 horsepower with a 280 lb-ft of torque. The numbers are 15% (for the horsepower) and 12% (torque) better than the previous release. The powerful engine is paired with an automatic transmission with six speeds with an option to go on pseudo manual mode. The 2011 MKX has a fuel rating of up to 25 mile per gallon while cruising on the highway.
Inside the MKX, the most noticeable change is the instrument panel which has been upgraded to a touch-sensitive design. The new technology replaces traditional center-stack switches and knobs, giving a connected driver experience.
The first sales of the new Lincoln MKX is plotted to come before the end of 2010.