2011 LA: Lincoln MKT is still awkward looking, but MyLincoln Touch has improved

  • Key Competitors: BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Infiniti JX, Lexus GX, Audi Q7, Acura MDX, Buick Enclave.
  • Power: 3.7L Duratec V6 300hp and 275 lb-ft or 3.5L EcoBoost V6 355hp and 350 lb-ft.
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic.
  • Performance: TBD (and no one probably cares either).
  • Availability: Spring of 2012.
  • Pricing: TBA closer to launch date.

Earlier today, Lincoln fully revealed the new and improved Lincoln MKT luxury crossover at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Updated with a facelift and some revised equipment, Lincoln hopes the improvements will help the MKT’s sales as it’s been a bit of a slow seller ever since it was introduced just last year. And that could be due to its awkward looks. However, I did spend some time playing around with the new MyFord / MyLincoln Touch system and I’m glad to say – it’s definitely a big improvement over the old system.

Some of the changes involve the inclusion of Lincoln’s adaptive suspension when opted with the top-of-the-line 3.5L EcoBoost V6. Additionally, much like the MKS flagship sedan, the base naturally-aspirated V6 engine gets some minor tweaks, which means a bump in power and an estimated slight boost in fuel economy.

All Photos Copyright © Omar Rana – egmCarTech.

Click here for our original article on the 2013 Lincoln MKT.

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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