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Lincoln Steams Ahead With All-New 2016 MKX in Detroit

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/14/2015 Scott Evans
Lincoln Steams Ahead With All-New 2016 MKX in Detroit

Lincoln is looking to extend its slow and steady march back to proper luxury brand status with the all-new 2016 MKX SUV revealed today in Detroit.

Like the smaller MKC before it, the MKX looks nearly identical to its well-received concept car forerunner. Unlike the MKC, it does not carry a clamshell-style tailgate, which Lincoln says added visual width and more accessibility to the MKC that weren't needed on the larger MKX. The tailgate's opening height is fully adjustable so owners can personalize their vehicle to suit their needs. 2016 Lincoln MKX© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Lincoln MKX

What it does have is power. Following Lincoln's all EcoBoost mantra, the MKX is the second vehicle to receive Ford's new 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6, in this instance tuned to 330 horsepower. Its exclusivity extends even further inside the vehicle with the auto industry's first Revel stereo, a 19-speaker set-up in this application. Lincoln has signed an exclusive 10-year deal with Revel, so you won't see the high-end brand showing up elsewhere anytime soon.

While MKX was the clear star of the stand, Lincoln took care to remind us a fourth all-new vehicle is right around the corner as part of the brand's rebuilding strategy. We've known for some time it will be the replacement for the aging MKS sedan, but we understand now that it will likely make its debut in just one year's time at the 2016 Detroit show.

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