Dubai – MENA Herald: The all-new Lincoln MKX is a vehicle that combines thoughtful and elegant design with a safe, effortless ride and a warm, tailored experience. The 2016 Lincoln MKX will make its regional debut at the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show, 10-14 November.
“Personalised luxury, delivered through a suite of customer-focused enhancements, is at the heart of the all-new Lincoln MKX,” said Alex Schaeffer, Director of Lincoln Middle East. “Power matched with refinement, helpful technology that’s easy to use and beautiful, thoughtful design elevate Lincoln MKX to a whole new level.”
New engine option
Leading the engine choices for the all-new Lincoln MKX is the available advanced 2.7-litre twin-turbocharged Ti-VCT EcoBoost V6, which is GSO*-rated at 346 PS at 5,250 rpm and 542 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm on premium fuel.
The standard 3.7-litre V6 is GSO-rated at 308 PS at 6,500 rpm and 379 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Both engines are mated to a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with push-button shift. Front-wheel drive is standard, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive optional.
Safer and more effortless ride
Available semi-autonomous features include the first Lincoln implementation of technology that may help avoid or lessen the severity of some frontal crashes: Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.
If no corrective action is taken and the system detects a collision is imminent, the brakes are automatically applied.
Available adaptive steering adjusts the ratio between a driver’s steering input and the steering angle of the front wheels.
In traditional steering systems, this is a fixed steering ratio. With this new solution, the steering ratio continually changes with vehicle speed, optimising steering response in all situations.
Standard electric power-assisted steering adjusts steering feel by matching the driver’s requested Lincoln Drive Control mode. At lower speeds, EPAS provides additional boost for effortless manoeuvrability. At higher speeds, EPAS increases steering effort and feedback, giving the driver a more precise steering feel.
Together, EPAS and adaptive steering help provide an outstanding driving experience: EPAS reduces effort while adaptive steering reduces the amount the wheel needs to be turned.
The new Auto Hold feature relieves the driver from having to press the brake pedal continuously to keep the vehicle stationary in traffic. Auto Hold releases the brakes when the accelerator pedal is pressed.
Available Lincoln Drive Control, a suite of ride-enhancing technologies that customise the driving experience and optimise performance, orchestrates available continuously controlled damping, electric power-assisted steering and active noise control.
Drivers can select among normal, sport and comfort modes.
Active noise control enhances overall sound quality by cancelling unwanted noises, resulting in a comfortable cabin and a better environment for music listening and in-car telephone conversation.
Also available to seamlessly assist the driver are:
- Adaptive cruise control uses sensors to detect when traffic in front of the vehicle slows. The vehicle automatically slows down, and resumes cruising speed when the sensors detect traffic has cleared
- Lane-Keeping System includes Lane-Keeping Alert and Lane-Keeping Aid. With Lane Keeping Alert, the steering wheel vibrates when drivers are straying from their lane. Lane-Keeping Aid provides a mild steering input to encourage drivers to steer toward the center of the lane
- Blind Spot Information System, or BLIS, signals the driver when a vehicle enters one of its blind spots by displaying an indicator in the sideview mirror
- Cross-traffic alert detects traffic approaching from either side as the vehicle backs out of a parking space and warns the driver when another vehicle is present with a visual alert and audible tone
Additionally, the available hands-free power liftgate can be opened by moving your foot under the rear bumper when you have the access key. The liftgate can be closed the same way or by pushing a button, and the height can be adjusted.
First in class to have a 360-degree camera with enhanced park assist
The available features and technologies have been orchestrated to provide a seamless experience. The front camera, for example, sits behind the Lincoln Star badge. When in Drive, Park or Neutral and the button is pushed, the Lincoln Star badge moves out about one inch and tilts up to deploy the available front camera.
The camera system also offers a 180-degree split view, which can be helpful in looking out in cross-traffic situations. The 360-degree view shows up to seven feet all around the vehicle, helping to make parking easier.
The 12-sensor ultrasonic system enables the full range of available parking-assist features: front rear side sensing, perpendicular and parallel parking and park out.
Proud, wide shoulders, dynamic side undercuts and belt lines, and clever touches such as the integrated antenna underscore a sophisticated and powerful appearance.
The available full-LED front headlamps are subtly executed as blades, rather than projectors, aligned with the horizontal execution of the Lincoln split-wing grille.
A “powerdome” integrated into the rear spoiler houses the radio antenna. The signature full-width taillamp employs a filter to help the lamp read as one piece, rather than disparate dots of light.
The interior blends function with flowing forms to inspire a sense of luxurious adventure. It is both open and cocoon-like, stunning yet quiet.
The push-button gear shift enables true flow through from the instrument to the centre console. This execution creates a dramatic open suspension bridge that flows from the instrument panel to the centre console, providing two tiers of open space.
An implied flow extends from the instrument panel to the doors. The overall effect creates visual width and a feeling of openness. Rich materials and exquisite detailing add to the experience.
Warm and tailored experience
The available 22-way multi-contour front seats with Active Motion® can ease muscle fatigue and can be tailored for preference and comfort.
The patented Active Motion function is a slight continuous movement in the seat cushion, which helps reduce potential back pain by provoking a change in the muscular activation of the pelvic area. Developed in part with input from orthopaedic surgeons, this feature is especially beneficial on long trips or while waiting in traffic.
The seat contour and fit for both driver and passenger can be adjusted to personalise the seat. Further adjustments can be made through the four-way power head restraint and the power cushion thigh extender.
Lincoln Experiences greets the driver when her or she, with key fob, is within approximately nine feet. The lower LED daytime running lights gently brighten, while a “welcome mat” is projected on the ground from the folded mirrors. Door handles are illuminated, too, tuned to the exterior colour.
Interior sequential lighting begins at the bottom of the cabin, then illuminates the cupholders, pass-through, instrument panel, front door handles, front map pockets and rear doors. The lighting goes off in reverse order.
The available panoramic Vista Roof® provides invigorating open-air travel and a sky-high view of the passing scenery for all passengers.
Revel audio makes automotive debut
Revel’s acclaimed performance is born from a philosophy that embraces science and technology as a means to advance the state of the art in an authentic and natural way. It dictates that frequencies are reproduced accurately as designed by physics and unaided by electronics.
This approach — elegant in its simplicity — ensures the brand trademark sound signature, one that is pure, musical and faithful to the original performance in every Revel system.
A 13-speaker Revel system designed for the ultimate audio quality experience is available on the all-new Lincoln MKX Select and Reserve. This system features:
- Revel signature waveguides on every door, ensuring the purest performance
- QuantumLogic® Surround Sound technology offering three listening modes for an immersive multi-dimensional surround sound experience from any source
- A 12-channel Class-D amplifier for high efficiency and increased dynamics
- Field-balancing shorting rings providing clear, undistorted sound, even at high volume levels
- Proprietary spectral and power management technologies that minimise dynamic compression for extraordinary fidelity at any volume
The Revel Ultima system is an optional extra available on Reserve models. It additionally features:
- 19 speakers engineered featuring point source architecture for unequalled musical accuracy
- 20-channel high-voltage hybrid amplifier for class-leading dynamics and optimised transparency