The LA Auto show is just around the corner and Lincoln Motors just dropped a small teaser video of what’s probably their refreshed 2019 Lincoln MKX.
With the introduction of the Lincoln Continental earlier last year, Lincoln’s designers have been hard at work making sure that the new face of Lincoln transfers over to the rest of its lineup. According to a tweet posted by Lincoln Motors earlier yesterday (Nov. 27, 2017) it looks like Lincoln is ready to drop what’s rumored to be the 2019 Lincoln MKX. Check out that twitter video below.
We have a feeling this vehicle is going to make a lasting impression. 11.28.17 pic.twitter.com/Pg5caGJ4sa
— LincolnMotorCompany (@LincolnMotorCo) November 27, 2017
Earlier this month, Lincoln unveiled their refreshed best selling Ford Escape-based Lincoln MKC. With the major changes being a new front face in line with the Continental and the introduction of a couple of luxury themed trim levels, it’s safe to say that we can expect much of the same with this MKX unveiling.
Since 2006, the MKX has soldiered on as being the luxury mid-size SUV offering from Lincoln with the underpinnings from the Ford Edge. Sales have been steady throughout the years with those monthly unit numbers slowly creeping up towards a 3,000 per month average as early as next year. The way sales are going in 2017, sales will most likely eclipse 2016 and land somewhere third in the list sales numbers for the years since the MKX was introduced. Suffice to say, the MKX isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and is benefiting from the wave that is crossover SUV’s.
Lincoln was keen to point out that this vehicle will make a lasting impression so you’re going to hear it here first. Hot rod Lincoln, while a theme that this company is not headed towards, is part of this company’s DNA. I’m predicting Lincoln will keep the 2.7L Ecoboost as base with the optional 3.5L Ecoboost as well. But as a symbolic nod to the Hot Rod nature of the Lincoln Aviator, Lincoln will offer the 5.0 Coyote V8 similarly like the Aviator had. Most likely the detuned 5.0L from the F-150 will be under the hood. Expect 395 HP and 400 lb-ft in AWD trim only.
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