Lincoln MKT Concept

Lincoln MKT Concept You know how I’m a huge fan of car companies answering questions that no one is asking?  Oh wait, I’m not a fan of that.  Well here’s Lincoln’s latest answer to nothing, the Lincoln MKT.  Besides the continuation of a stupid naming scheme, what is this car all about?  Well, it’s a wagon / CUV type vehicle, with a pretty awkward profile.  It’s not clear whether Lincoln is marketing this vehicle as a hatchback, wagon, CUV, or some sort of FDCCWUV like the BMW X6.  Either way, it’s got a funky shape and a loud grille.  You can’t mistake this for anything but a Lincoln.

lincoln-mkt-front The MKT is built on the new Ford Flex platform, and is powered by the new EcoBoost engine.  Power output?  How about 415 HP / 400 lb-ft of torque from it’s turbocharged 3.5 liter V6?  That sweet engine is mated to Lincoln’s smooth 6 speed auto, with power going out to all four wheels. 

Hardware-wise, the MKT is great.  From a looks and marketing standpoint, I simply don’t know what Lincoln was thinking. 

Published on January 15, 2008 in Lincoln

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