Lincoln’s Expansion Continues with the 2019 Lincoln MKX

Lincoln is expanding the roster of its cars with the all-new 2019 Lincoln MKX model. The company has been going through a complete makeover. The reason? It’s parent company Ford decided to make greater investments and to triple the production of its luxury line.

Having more luxury vehicles is certainly good. And Lincoln is a company which does not mind benefiting from all of this. The long term goal for the company is to triple the sales of the luxury line by the year 2020. They have carefully laid their plan in front of us. And it looks pretty manageable. So we are waiting to see more news about their plans.

Their short term steps currently include dealing with individual cars and updating them. Lincoln first gave extensive updates to their MKZ and MKC models. These were the first vehicles that they modernized. The next one is the crossover MKX which is going to get the same kind of treatment.

The 2019 Lincoln Market

The idea of the company is to make the majority of its sales in China. The company quite frankly admits that they are going to concentrate on this market. This will probably make their sales numbers much manageable. In addition, it will help them reach their final quota.

Now, back to the 2019 Lincoln MKX, which is finally getting updated. Lincoln is changing MKX  for two reasons. The first one, that we mentioned the model is a part of the global growth which Lincoln is planning. And the other one, the fact that the sales of this car have not been going so well. The MKX was already in need of an update. And revamping it will bring the needed boost. Something the brand was lacking.

The initial idea was to base the 2019 Lincoln MKX on the latest MKX Concept Crossover model. This model was unveiled back in 2014 in Beijing. Now when they unveiled MKX for the fans at Detroit, we see how much alike the models have been.

The company improved the a lot. And we see that they are to offer a much larger potential for this car. They managed to reshape the car in this modern way. All in all, the vehicle is still missing some key information. And we are unveiling them here for you. We want to make them available for the general public to see.

The release date is set for the upcoming year. So there is no better way to learn about the information about the 2019 Lincoln MKX than here.

When can we Expect to See the 2019 Lincoln MKX for Sale?

The 2019 Lincoln MKX was very recently unveiled. However, there are still emerging information about it which we care to report on. The info about the car is coming out gradually. Some of it comes directly from Lincoln. And other information are leaking to us though different ways.

All in all, the official release date is still not set. But unofficially it might already been by the start of next year. Although some people think that it is more likely that it appears in the mid- year, our impression is still an early release date.

Lincoln is trying to speed up the process of releasing this model. Even though they are careful and producing the product as extensively as they can, they are not going to rush its production. We are saying that the comeback of the MKX is going to be a great thing for the company. They will for sure make a lot of fans happy.

Prices for the Newest 2019 Lincoln MKX

The updated version of the 2019 Lincoln MKX is going to have a bit higher price than now. The current model is going for a base MSRP price of $38,900. And with the prospect of a new MKX on the way with many new improvements, it is impossible for the price not to change. The vehicle will be available at around $40,000 now. And it will account for many improvements and additions which the vehicle is getting.

When you look at it, it is a normal price increase which you would expect to get and it does not go too high compared to the rivaling cars. But it is still somewhat expensive even for the luxury market. The model will certainly find its niche public as it always does and the expansion of its sales is very much expected to happen and it will make the necessary quota done. All in all, the MKX will probably get the increase in sales it deserves and we will get to see it gain much higher demands.

Updated Exterior Design

The newest 2019 Lincoln MKX is going to follow the same form all of the recent Lincoln cars have been redesigned with. It is a significant departure of what the outgoing model looks like and makes a lot of improvements and bases most of them on the Concept Crossover model seen a few years ago.

The new vehicles can best be described as being corporate looking as they have decided to go that direction and reshape the vehicle in that manner, bringing it a more stable new look for modern times. The initial changes which have been made include the addition of a split-wing grille and new blade like headlamps, while the profile has an elegant feel and look to it.

The model beforehand had a very boxy like appearance. The new model balances things about pretty well and reshapes the car so it looks contemporary and gives it a look which many modern people can relate to.

They also tried to make the newest MKX a much sportier model compared to the vehicle before. It comes with a new sloping roofline and will also gain new muscular rear fenders. The rear apron has also been changed and there are newly designed wraparound headlights as well.

The rear end will add a completely new rectangular exhaust pipe which gives a different kind of look for the rear part. Many of these features have been transferred from the MKX Concept model which we saw in Beijing and there was a case which said that the car look mostly production ready and had already been made as a vehicle that could go on sale. But they decided to use the parts this way.

New 2019 Lincoln MKX Interior

The inside of the 2019 Lincoln MKX will feature the look of a car which we have seen on the previous models before. The latest batch of Lincoln vehicles has borrowed the details of its design from other models and this is a good direction which Lincoln is taking their cars to as it mainly helps to redirect the line of vehicles in a steady way.

The luxury segment is pretty demanding and it is hard to compete and keep up with it. But the MKX is going to update by adding better and softer leather and by refining the surfaces and making the overall exterior seem so much better. High grade materials are seen everywhere and they also add wood and aluminum inserts as well. The seats are 22-way adjustable ones and they have even made a Revel audio system which is one of the main highlights of the car.

They have even enhanced the amount of convenience features inside which will help with the usability and usefulness of the car. But we do see some faults here as well. Many of the parts seem more like a facelift and not a real redesign.

The layout has not been changed and they still manage to go with the previously used own. Whether this is a good idea for them or not, they are making it work, but how much it will actually be worth remains to be seen. The layout is actually based on the old Ford Focus one which Lincoln has been using forever, so this was probably the model that could have changed all of that, but they decided to keep it for a bit longer.

Powertrain Capability of the 2019 Lincoln MKX

There are going to be two options for you under the hood of the 2019 Lincoln MKX cars. One is the 3.7-liter V-6 that can help the model deliver an output of 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The other is a 2.7-liter, EcoBoost V-6 which adds more power and gives the users a performance of 330 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque.

The differences between the two engines are not much, there is just an increase of 30 hp which separates them. Some people would say that the addition of the V-6 engine is pointless and that the model should have done better with a 3.5-liter V-6 option instead. But since the rivaling models all come with two engines choices, they only saw it fitting that the MKX has to have two as well. But the car would have done well even with the one engine.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

The newest updates made for the engines of the 2019 Lincoln MKX are not going to do anything impressive for the engine’s performance. The vehicle will still have the stable output that it had with the previous models. The time needed to reach 0-60 mph is 8 seconds and it is pretty standard compared to the competition. The top speed is labeled to be 155 mph which is also not in any way extreme once you look at the competing models.

The Fuel Economy of the 2019 Lincoln MKX

The fuel economy specs of the 2019 Lincoln MKX are not what you would call spectacular, but they are still perfectly suited for the segment and the car. Owing to the two engine variants there are also two different EPA ratings for the car. The first engine is rated with 17 mpg city, 26 highway, 20 combined, which is not impressive by the least. When using AWD the model makes 16/23/19 mpg. The second engine is going to have a rating of 17/26/21 mpg while the all-wheel versions will consume 17/24/19 mpg.

Have the Dimensions Changed?

The size of the 2019 Lincoln MKX is being kept the same and although the update was extensive they did not tamper with the dimensions. The length of the car is still at 190.0 inches and the wheelbase remains 112.2 inches. The width is 76.1 inches and the height is 66.2 inches. The passenger volume on the inside allows for a space of 107 cu ft and the cargo volume is pretty good with a capacity of 37 cu ft.

The Safety Improves as Well

They are adding the various kinds of gadgets for the 2019 Lincoln MKX. The safety is one of them which also gets newest additions. The new kind of technology implemented in this luxury line is probably a very standard set that you see in the variety of cars that exist now. But either way they are going to give a sort of an advantage for the MKX. It helps to improve the security of one. The gadgets added are a 360-degree camera system, cross-traffic alert, pre-collision assist, automatic parallel and perpendicular parking. As you can see the top line model gets a top of the line safety set.

Models that it will Compete Against

With the prospects of updating the 2019 Lincoln MKX, we get a real potential of the brand making their titled plan. The idea behind the update is to make greater sales. And to do that they have to surpass the competition first. This will be the first step to take. The current market is filled with luxury brands. And luxury cars that will oppose the MKX model are vehicles like the Lexus RX and Cadillac SRX.

These models will present the best that the market has to offer. And the idea which Lincoln has of expanding to China is something that not a lot of competitors are thinking of doing. At least not for now. All in all, we expect the brand to gain much more popularity with the new model. It just may end up reaching their plans sooner than expected.

The 2019 Lincoln MKS Unveiled in a Commercial

The latest ad reveals to us the future 2019 Lincoln MKS model. Although this car has been on hiatus for a while and there were no real news about it, they are going to make this model once again. The vehicle has appeared in 2013 for the last time and there were no recent updates for it. Lincoln has innovated its other brands in the meantime so it appears that it is finally time to redesign the MKS.

The Lincoln MKS is one of the company’s luxury sedan models and it was highly praised already. However, the lack of lustered sales and larger popularity of other Lincoln products made this one sit on the bench for a period of time. Now it is finally ready to get back into the game.

Once they unveiled the advertisement, we finally got a full picture of the 2019 Lincoln MKS. Before that only had rumors and various pictures of the potential car and how would it look for the update. There was no solid evidence up till now.

We did get a batch of first spy photos at first while the prototype model was doing its initial testing. However, the camo was so thick that you were not able to notice what was going on underneath. Now with the new video we can see all the details that we have missed.

Firstly, it is more than noticeable that the 2019 Lincoln MKS is going for updating the exterior. It is obvious that the car is reshaping the front and rear fascia, giving the model a very modern look. The hood, the headlamps, LEDs all of it is different then before. It will feature a new kind of a look which will update the car in a specific way.

The company also announced a new set of standard equipment and possibly more technology on the inside. We can expect the revamped interior. The company is doing this  to better fit the segment and rival other models.

As they promised, the updates are also in plan for the power train, as the model plans to extend its power. We can expect more energy and a better performance from the vehicle. Its fans appreciate these changes very much. In addition, there are going to be three versions on the market, with the V6 FWD, V6 AWD, and EcoBoost V6 AWD models on the line.

The prospect of updating the 2019 Lincoln MKS does seem very profitable and it will certainly be something that one needs to look into. If you want to find out more about its release date and specs, read our review.

When can we Expect the Release Date of the 2019 Lincoln MKS?

The company has just released the featured ad for the 2019 Lincoln MKS and the model will be out next year. There is not much information available about the exact release date of the car. However, the rumors have confirmed our suspicions. The vehicle will drop on the market by 2018. Moreover, the middle of the year or even possible the second quarter is the best time for the car to come out, as we learned.

The vehicle is going to make an appearance in all the featured markets as it did the last time. Also, it might make some ways in the industry. For the fact that it was absent for a period of time, the car will probably make things interesting with the other rivaling models.

Has the Price Been Released?

We still don’t have the information on the official prices for the 2019 Lincoln MKS. But we are expecting them to be available any day now. However, we have our ways to determine the price beforehand as we always do. And it appears that the luxury sedan will start at a figure of about $43,765. Because it has been a while since the updated version of the MKS has been on the market, the price boost will be a larger one.

This is something to expect as they needed to modernize the car a bit. In addition, they had to adapt it to the newer market where other luxury cars are already lined up. Also, this is just the base trim as the upper ones are expected to reach a pinnacle price of around $60,000. There are also a bunch of new packages which will come offered as well and they too will come at an additional fee, but all in good measure.

A Modern New Take for the 2019 Lincoln MKS

The way they have decided to remodel the new 2019 Lincoln MKS was to introduce a contemporary new design. The modernistic approach is will update the style of the car and will help it integrate more into the segment and the current line of vehicles. They have added a new grille, HID headlamps, remodeled the front fascia and paid specific attention to the A-pillars.

The rear end also gets a refined new fascia with updates also given for the exhaust tips and a new decklid design and the additional LED lamps to help as well. The wheels have also been reshaped and remodeled and the car rides on 19-inch ones as standard but also offers 20-inch ones as well.

They have decided to update the car for a new modern age. It will at the same time be appealing to the general public and will also change the way people look at these cars. What the model brings is refinement and also elegance to the car. The new design helps to lower the front end a bit, but only visually.

There is some bright work added which will connect the grille and the headlamps. In addition,  it will make for a rich and expressive kind of a design and at the same time one which will balance everything out. We are sure that this type of a design will become quite a useful one and can reshape the brand to a higher and better level.

An Interior Which Seems Brand New

The inside of the 2019 Lincoln MKS does look like it is brand new, but actually it is more of a reshaped and prompted up old one. The previous model used horizontal lines and seemed very much linear. The new approach will add the new model will feature liens. This sweep up from the center and go further back and outward. Btu the best part of the update is the featured equipment which all comes standard.

The cooled and heated 12-way adjustable front seats a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, adjustable pedals, retractable rear sun shade and a heated steering wheel become standard for this version of the MKS. The steering wheel is also updated and comes wrapped in comfortable and exclusive leather.

The rear passenger seats and the front passenger seat are multi-contour seats. They have seven computer-controlled air bladders that will enhance the comfort. The seats will be wrapped in Bridge of Weir leather and it will combine with French and Deck seams. Interestingly the leather used here is completely environmentally friendly and can easily be recycled.

And this is not the only part of the car which is environmentally safe as the seat cushions. Seat backs and also the head restraints are as well. The model will also make new wood colors available, like the Brown Swirl Walnut and the Prussian Burl. At the same time it will add new leather colors, with the Light Dune and Hazelnut available.

Powertrain and Specs for the 2019 Lincoln MKS

As it appears the engine for the 2019 Lincoln MKS is going to be a standard version of what we have been able to see in the recent sedan models. The vehicle will fit a 3.7-liter V6 engine under the hood. Also it will remodel it so it increases the power to 300 horsepower. This is an increase from the last version which made 273 horsepower. But there will be another alternative here in the form of a more powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that can deliver 355 horsepower.

Both of the engines will be matted to a six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission. This comes in to different forms where both have steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The base engine will use 6F-50 and the stronger engine will be offered with the heavy-duty 6F-55. All in all this is a massive update in power for the 2019 MKS and it goes more to show how many modern new updates the vehicle will come with.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

With the update to the 2019 Lincoln MKS the acceleration does not take a tool. It comes in a standard set and is pretty much acceptable with what the other models on the market have. We expect it to get to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds and the top speed setting will be somewhere around 135 mph.

Fuel Economy Updates for the 2019 Lincoln MKS

The updated engine versions of the 2019 Lincoln MKS will also update the fuel usage and consumption. It is not going to be overtly fuel efficient but it will still be a suitable offer for the segment. It can provide us with a very nice kind of a fuel usage that is not going to be some much worse with what the competition has to offer.

As per some tests, with the base engine the EPA ratings of the car are 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway with the front-wheel versions. At the same time, the all-wheel ones will consume 18mpg city and 26 mpg highway. As far as the bigger engine, stats are still not available for it. However, the EPA will announce them in due time once they test them.

Size and the Dimensions Up Close

The vehicle will boast with a very compatible interior and the 2019 Lincoln MKS will still be able to seat 5. The massive interior offers a passenger volume of 105.8 cu-ft. This gives a ton of room for the people sitting inside. This is of course because of the exterior dimensions that the model has.

They will amount to an overall length of 205.6 inches, wheelbase of 112.9 inches, width 75.9 inches and height 61.6 inches. It might seem a bit standard. Moreover, compared to the previous MKS it is not changed a lot as the size only slightly changes. But the most important fact here is that the vehicle still has a good interior setup.

Safety Specifications for the 2019 Lincoln MKS

The safety of the 2019 Lincoln MKS is certainly not going to be an issue. The model will gain all the necessary equipment. Furthermore, it will be tighten as best as it possibly can be for the segment to bring the safety up. The luxury segment often needs to rely on the exceptional offer which this vehicle certainly has. In addition,  where there is a pack of safety equipment that will guarantee the safety of the occupants inside.

The luxury does not lack here. The included pieces of equipment here are exceptional and very much useful to have. Some of the gathered equipment include the Lane Keeping System, Auto high-beam headlamps and Collision Warning. Furthermore, it includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Information System and MyKey. This by itself does have a slew of enhancements and changes made to it to bring a substantially better offer for the car.

The Segment and Other Rivals

With the 2019 Lincoln MKS coming back to the market there is a slew of models that can challenge it. The vehicle is going to have a competition in the best Germany has to offer. Since it is competing in the luxury segment it is a challenging bunch to deal with. Models that constantly appear here include the BMW 5-Seris and the Audi A6 models, which are no joke.

The comeback of the MKS will need to be a grand one for the car to make strides and gain the necessary following. The vehicle will have a long road ahead of it. However, we are certain that the comeback is going to be prosperous one for the company.

 

2017 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Info

With its plush ride, affordable price tag, a spacious third-row seat, and an updated touchscreen control interface, the 2017 Lincoln Navigator is a solid choice for a traditional luxury SUV. However, there are other upscale crossovers in the segment that are easier to drive on a daily basis. Keep reading the review for up-to-date news on 2017 Navigator’s exterior and interior, release date, and price.

2017 Lincoln Navigator side angle, alloy wheels

Given the sheer number of high-end crossovers in the present market on the market, the small portion occupied by the Navigator doesn’t come as a surprise. But if traditional American style, ability to tow just about anything, three-rows of seating and lots of interior room are your thing, the 2017 Lincoln Navigator is definitely the SUV for you.

There are lots of aesthetic changes inside and outside of the vehicle, and this might help propel the vehicle back to the top. Interior wise, buyers will find its seats very comfortable even for long trips. And with a huge collection of upscale technologies inside, the driving experience simply can’t get any better. For instance, the BlackBerry-powered Sync 3 touchscreen interface comes with improved response times and a simplified menu bar.

2017 Lincoln Navigator exterior, front view, alloy wheels

With a maximum towing capacity rated at over 9,000 pounds, the Navigator is undoubtedly among the best in terms of towing and hauling tasks. The only downside to owing the Navigator would be its sheer size which might prove detrimental in certain spaces. Also, its base offers uninspiring interior materials.

2017 Lincoln Navigator rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Two main competitors that buyers should consider before closing the deal on the Navigator include the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the 2017 Cadillac Escalade. The former offers of the best interior designs available and an available diesel engine. The Caddy, on the other hand, offers upscale safety features, and lots of standard features, but comes short on cargo volume and backseat space.

2017 Lincoln Navigator red color, alloy wheels

With its low pricing and appealing features, and talks of a lightweight body brought about by the extensive use of aluminum metal, the 2017 Lincoln Navigator is nevertheless a solid choice.

Trims Available – Lincoln Navigator

Just like before, the new 2017 Lincoln Navigator is available in only two iterations: standard-wheelbase and the extended-wheelbase Navigator.

Interior Spy Shots & Exterior I Reserve pictures – 2017 Lincoln Navigator

2017 Lincoln Navigator spy shots
2017 Lincoln Navigator spy shots

Both versions  comes standard with keyless ignition and entry, a power liftgate, 20-inch alloy wheels, rear auxiliary controls, foglights, power-adjustable pedals, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, bi-xenon headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, a heavy-duty tow package, heated and ventilated eight-way power front seats, second-row captain’s chairs, driver memory settings, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power-folding running boards, and power-folding 60/40-split third-row bench.

2017 Lincoln Navigator steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Equipment include two USB ports, a 14-speaker surround-sound audio system, a navigation system, the Sync 3 interface, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HD and satellite radio, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, a 110-V household power outlet, a navigation system, and voice controls.

2017 Lincoln Navigator interior, leather seats

Individual options available include leather upholstered console, dash, and doors, a two-tone exterior paint, an adaptive suspension system, 22-inch wheels, a 7-inch headrest, a sunroof, a rear seat-entertainment system, heated second-row seats, and independent 7-inch headrest mounted screens.

2017 Lincoln Navigator front angle, grille and headlights

2017 Lincoln Navigator rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Lincoln Navigator Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Lincoln Navigator is a turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine rated at 380 hp and 460 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is transferred to the rear wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

A time of 6.7 seconds is all what you need to zoom from 0-60 mph with the standard wheelbase Navigator, at least according to Car and Driver test drives.

2017 Lincoln Navigator engine

As for the two-wheel drive Navigator, EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 22/16/18 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 20/15/17 mpg with the optional AWD.

Several credible sources put its towing capacity at an impressive maximum of 9,000 pounds.

Price & 2017 Lincoln Navigator Release Date

Various Lincoln sources monitoring the latest developments on the Navigator allege the release date should be expected in August 2017. Once available, only $63,090 will stand in the way between you and the Navigator.

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2017 Lincoln Navigator steering wheel and gear shift knob

2017 Lincoln Navigator interior, back seats

2017 Lincoln Navigator trunk