After revising the MKZ and the Continental sedans and MKC crossover, the company is now revamping the popular 2019 Lincoln MKX. The test model of the upcoming vehicle was recently spotted on roads near Michigan, near the headquarters of the company.
Despite the camouflage, the changes are evident and spy shots are now available online. Some design changes and enhanced amenities are on the cards.
2019 Lincoln MKX – In line with Hyundai Kona
The camouflaged test model of upcoming Lincoln MKX is not enough to hide the styling changes. The car will sport the restyled grille which has also been used in stable mates Continental and MKZ. A chrome mesh grille is set to replace the ‘butterfly’ grille. The front bumper is revised and new headlamps are there. In fact, the car is getting two-tier lighting- much in line with Hyundai Kona and new Jeep Cherokee. It will be sold in trim levels Premiere, Select, Reserve, and top Black Label. The cabin is likely to get small updates with enhanced upholstery choices and a revised dashboard. The cargo space may remain the same.
The upcoming MKX SUV from Lincoln will also get plenty of safety features and a lot of amenities. In fact, the amenities in the SUV rival those found in German and Italian rivals.
The car gets a host of nosier insulating materials to ensure cabin remains quiet. The vehicle also gets excellent audio systems in the cabin. The Revel audio systems are excellent and Black label trim gets a home-theater sound simulating setup.
In terms of safety features, the 2019 MKX is a good candidate. All trims also get equipped with rear parking sensors, airbags, and backup camera. Optional safety features include surround-view camera system, automatic parking assistance, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning and also an automatic emergency braking.
Premier trim gets automatic 2-zone climate control, proximity key, leatherette upholstery, Sync 3 infotainment system and Bluetooth. However, the select trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, ambient lighting, etc. The Reserve trim gets HID headlamps, 20-inch alloy wheels, panoramic moonroof, and navigation. You get plenty of packages like cold-weather package and standalone upgrade options. The black label goes a step further and offers opulence in a proper sense of the term.
Ecoboost Engine in the 2019 Lincoln MKX
The 2019 Lincoln MKX models will be equipped with Ford’s new range of Ecoboost engines, leading to better fuel economy. The new nine-speed automatic transmission may be used with these engines.
The 3.7-litre Ti-VCT V6 engine that produces 303-hp and a new four-cylinder engine may also be offered. The powertrain may be laden with Lincoln Drive Control which offers some driving modes. The EPA rating is 17/26 mpg.
2019 Lincoln MKX – Price and Availability
The pricing of 2019 Lincoln MKX is not known. It will be unveiled in late 2018. The 2019 Lincoln MKX is a nice midsized luxury SUV that gets moderate revamp. Its styling is enticing and powertrain is capable. Finally, it will battle with Mercedes-Benz GLC class and Cadillac XT4 upon release.