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LINCOLN MKX OFFERS INNOVATIVE LUXURY

| 15/01/2015 | 0 Comments

The all-new Lincoln MKX, debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, offers more technology, engine choices and personalization options.

The Lincoln MKX further strengthens Lincoln’s position in the global midsize premium utility segment, which represents 11 percent of the global automotive luxury market and is expected to grow to 12 percent by 2018. It is the one of the largest luxury segments in the United States, representing about one-quarter of the retail luxury automotive market.

“We are focused on delivering engaging and refined luxury vehicles with innovative and thoughtful technologies,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. “The all-new Lincoln MKX reflects that focus.”

Lincoln_MKX_4The standard engine is a 3.7-liter V6, with 300 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Leading the engine choices is the available advanced 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged Ti-VCT EcoBoost V6. It is projected to deliver more than 330 horsepower and more than 370 lb.-ft. of torque, based on preliminary test data. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with push-button shift and SelectShift. Front-wheel drive is standard, with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive optional. Available Lincoln Drive Control, a suite of ride-enhancing technologies, optimizes performance and offers three distinct modes: Normal, Sport and Comfort.

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A host of helpful driver aids and technologies are available, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping system, blind spot information system, cross-traffic alert and a height-adjustable hands-free power liftgate. Also new is the Auto Hold feature, which relieves the driver from having to press the brake pedal continuously to keep the vehicle stationary in traffic, it releases the brakes when the accelerator pedal is pressed. MKX has an ultrasonic sensing system with 12 sensors enabling the full range of available parking-assist features: front rear side sensing, perpendicular and parallel parking and park out assist.

Lincoln_MKX_3The MKX has standard electric power-assisted steering and is the first Lincoln to offer adaptive steering. First for Lincoln, to enhance driver visibility, available LED headlamps include a feature that adapts when accelerating from 0 to 35 mph by adding width to the low-beam pattern through the use of additional LED reflector elements.

Lincoln_MKX_7It also adds pre-collision assist, which may help avoid or lessen the severity some frontal crashes with another vehicle or pedestrian in certain situations. If the system detects another vehicle or pedestrian, the system will first provide a collision warning and then the will automatically apply braking if the driver has not taken any corrective action.

Lincoln_MKX_6The all-new Lincoln MKX goes on sale first in the United States this fall, followed by other markets including China, Canada, the Middle East, Mexico and South Korea.

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