Lincoln, the luxury wing of Ford, is clearly determined to expand its presence in luxury SUV and crossover segment with the new 2018 Lincoln MKX Black Label. The company which is expanding its portfolio is also involved in revamping its existing popular models.
To take on German and Italian rivals, the company has given the MKX crossover a revamp for 2018. The test model was spotted testing in Dearborn, Michigan. The top end Black label trim will also be updated for 2018. It will get styling updates with more refinements in the cabin.
2018 Lincoln MKX Black Label – Lavishly Designed SUV
The 2018 Lincoln MKX Black label looks lavishly designed and the styling updates are there in exterior as well as its cabin. The first difference you will observe in its body is the new grille. The dual wing style grille is no longer there and the 2018 MKX Black Label sports a new design. The wheels and bumpers have also been reviled moderately for 2018. The Tail lamps also look different.
In the cabin of 2018 Lincoln MKX Black label, you can experience the real touch of opulence, as it is. Material quality is excellent and you can select from three themes for trim- modern Heritage, Thoroughbred, and indulgence. The Thoroughbred is based in equestrian style and the combination of rich Chestnut leather and Jet Black dashboard looks enticing.
However, the Indulgence trim brings Venetian leather along with Alcantara clothing in the cabin. The dashboard is covered in Ganache leather and everything is crafted with precision. The Modern heritage theme brings in Vianca White Venetian leather with Crimson Red stitching which provides good contrast. It also brings Piano Black wood accents in the cabin which reflect classiness. This theme evokes understated elegance.
Laden with plenty of advanced safety features
It is expected that the 2018 Lincoln MKX Black label will be laden with plenty of advanced safety features. These safety features are aimed at evading accidents. Safety tech for alerting driver, notifying blind spot, lane keeping assistance and traction control are likely to be there. The car will also get a rearview camera and parking assist. Features like automatic emergency braking may be optional.
The amenities may include customizable ambient lighting in cabin, dual zone climate control, enhanced sound system and updated infotainment setup with a large touch display. Lincoln offers 4-year premium maintenance plan, Complimentary care and mobile showroom for buyers of the 2018 MKX Black label.
2018 Lincoln MKX Black Label – Engine Specs
The powertrain to be used in the 2018 Lincoln MKX Black label is not confirmed but it is likely the same setup used in 2017 model may be used. This time, both output and fuel economy will receive a boost. The EcoBoost V6 engine will be there but nothing is known about any hybrid version. A new nine-speed automatic transmission gearbox will be there, most likely.
Price and Availability
The expected starting price for 2018 Lincoln MKX Black label is $55.000. It will be unveiled soon for sale.
Summing it up
The new Lincoln MKX Black label is a nice luxury crossover that gets enhanced styling and several amenities. With right pricing, it can take on rivals from stables of Audi and BMW.