According to Lincoln, the luxury crossover named 2018 Lincoln MKT will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2017. This full-size model will be the certainly the best MKT so far, and we can expect a lot of updates. The last MKT model didn’t have so many sales, and because of that, the Company did everything to improve that fact. Also, over the six years, this model receives only one refresh, and that is more reason for the Lincoln to improve some things on this model. With a lot of redesigns and improvements, the latest 2018 Lincoln MKT will certainly outperform the current model.
2018 Lincoln MKT – Platform and Design:
From the outside, the coming 2018 Lincoln MKT will be very attractive and modern, but as we know, we used to see that from Lincoln. This model is constructed in order to provide luxury and elegance, and we can clearly say that engineers definitely succeed. The front fascia is especially appealing, and here we can notice very nice front grille that is divided into two parts. Between those parts, we can see an emblem of Lincoln. Also, the grille will be connected with the elegantly designed headlights that will receive some slight modifications. It will have newest LED technology, and it will be most likely a bit slimmer.
The front bumper under the grille is also improved, and it will have LED fog lights and large air vents. One more good change is some weight reduction, thanks to the high usage of lightweight materials in chassis construction. At the back, the taillights will remain the same as before and the bumper is also without changes. The profile side looks the same, and here we can see aluminum wheels, probably 19 inches large.
The interior is just like the exterior – very elegant. Also, it is equipped with a lot of high-tech features and so many premium materials. The comfort is on the highest level so far, and all seats will have leather as standard upholstery. They are also well shaped, and they have a high dose of adjustability. We have a lot of space inside, and the cabin will be able of accommodating up to seven passengers. One more change inside will be updated infotainment system. Some of the other standard interior features will include AM/FM, 10 speakers, Digital Signal Processor, Dual-zone climate control, Wireless Streaming, 8″ LCD capacitive touchscreen, Automatic Equalizer, 3 LCD Monitors In The Front, Integrated Roof Antenna, etc.
2018 Lincoln MKT – Engine Details:
The recently developed 2018 Lincoln MKT will be powered by a 3.7 liter V6 engine that will have a max power output of 303 HP and 278 pound-feet of torque. We also have the second engine, and that will be 3.5 liters that will have a capability of generation 365 HP and 350 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to transmissions, both engines will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. The current model has EPA rates of 16/24/19 in the city/highway/combined, while the new model will get some better figures.
2018 Lincoln MKT – Expected Date of Arrival and MSRP:
The release date of the future 2018 Lincoln MKT will be most likely in the second half of next year. Also, we can expect to start MSRP of around $45.000 which is $1.000 more than in the current model.