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(from Ford Press
Release) LINCOLN MKX DELIVERS MORE LUXURY, INNOVATIVE
TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARD FEATURES FOR 2008
Industry-exclusive Innovation. Lincoln Sync offers new
levels of connection, control, simplicity and personalization
for electronic devices such as cell phones and MP3 players.
and Convenience. Lincoln MKX now comes with standard heated
and cooled front seats, Reverse Sensing System, memory seats and
mirrors, and driver and passenger power lumbar.
and Sound. Standard SIRIUS Satellite Radio, available
first-in-class THX II-Certified audio system and
voice-activated navigation enhance the driving experience.
Edition Package. Includes 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, chrome
door handles, fineline Ebony wood accents and premium leather
seats in Charcoal Black with Medium Light Stone inserts and
Limited Edition Package. Available only in black, this
exclusive package includes the Limited Edition Package plus a
monochromatic body color grille.
Lincoln MKX has defined
the brands presence in the fast-growing premium crossover segment
with elegant exterior design, an award-winning interior, and third
party recognition for safety, quality, and technology. Lincoln MKX
has consistently sold at a pace faster than its key competitors and
brought new customers in the Lincoln dealer showroom at an
impressive rate. The brands first crossover is one part of a
product strategy to round out the Lincoln showroom and continues to
deliver with new features and equipment for the 2008 model year.
The award-winning Lincoln MKX combines modern Lincoln design with a
sporty stance, powerful engine and quiet interior. It also boasts
such technological advances as adaptive headlamps that move with the
steering wheel, a panoramic glass Vista Roof, heated and cooled
front seats, heated rear seats, 14-speaker THX II-Certified audio
system, and a voice-activated navigation system. The five-passenger
luxury CUV is powered by a fuel-efficient 3.5-liter engine and
class-leading 6-speed transmission with fully independent
suspension. A suite of standard safety features including
AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) and solid unibody
construction have helped the Lincoln MKX earn a Top Safety Pick from
the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The 2008 Lincoln MKX gives customers even more of what they expect
from a luxury crossover with more industry-first innovations, a new
Monochromatic Limited Edition and a host of new standard features:
An industry-exclusive voice-activated, hands-free, in-car
communications and entertainment system. The system, developed
in collaboration with Microsoft, fully integrates mobile phones
and media players into the vehicle using Bluetooth technology
and USB connectivity.
Edition Available in White Chocolate Clearcoat Metallic,
Vapor Sliver Clearcoat Metallic or Vivid Red Clearcoat Metallic,
the Limited Edition includes: Charcoal Black interior with
fineline Ebony wood accents; Ebony carpeting and floor mats with
Lincoln Star logo; premium leather seating in Charcoal Black
with Medium Light Stone inserts and piping; chrome exterior door
handles; unique badging; Lincoln Star logos stitched on the
first row headrests and all-new 20-inch chrome-clad wheels.
Limited Edition Available exclusively in Black, the
Monochrome Limited Edition includes all the great features of
the Limited Edition plus a monochromatic body color grille.
features. The 2008 MKX adds Lincoln Sync and SIRIUS
Satellite Radio to a long list of standard features that include
heated and cooled front seats, power lumbar driver and front
passenger seats, easy entry drivers seat, memory drivers seat
and side mirrors, auto-dimming drivers side mirror and Reverse
For 2008, Lincoln MKXs
interior features even more luxurious color and material
combinations with new bright nickel accents, while the available
navigation system now features voice-recognition technology.
can opt for new available 20-inch chrome wheels and choose from
three new exterior colors Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Dark
Ink Blue Clearcoat Metallic and Light Ice Blue Clearcoat Metallic.
Lincoln MKX is manufactured at Fords Oakville Assembly Complex in
Modern Lincoln Design
Lincoln MKXs confident
exterior and luxurious, quiet interior signal a new direction in
Lincolns modern design.
The high beltline is defined by a stroke of chromed trim that caps
broad shoulders, pronounced wheel lips and short overhangs that give
Lincoln MKX its wide, athletic stance. A chromed cap on each
side-view mirror adds a dramatic finishing touch.
Black rocker panels plant the vehicle to the ground, accentuating
the standard 18-inch wheels and tires. For 2008, customers can now
choose all-new 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels for an added
touch of upscale flair.
Side marker lights cut into the simple, clean fascia and bend around
to the side of the vehicle. Chrome-ringed fog lamps integrated into
the lower fascia echo the chrome-tipped dual exhausts.
Distinctive lighting is
a hallmark of modern Lincoln design, offering the perfect balance of
art and functionality.
An available adaptive front lighting system consists of motor-driven
halogen low beams based on steering-wheel input that swivel around
curves. When cornering, the headlamps can illuminate a stretch of
road up to 36 feet longer than conventional headlights.
Functional elegance is also the theme for Lincoln MKXs liftgate
lighting. The system uses 16 light-emitting diodes (LEDs), eight
outboard and eight inboard, flanking the Lincoln star. The result is
an edge-to-edge band of illumination across the width of the
Quiet, Comfortable Interior
identity is evident in Lincoln MKXs comfortable, elegant interior
that adds new color and material combinations with bright nickel
accents and upgraded floor mats for 2008.
Lincoln MKX boasts the quietest Lincoln interior yet. In addition to
conventional sound-absorbing techniques such as a thicker dash pad,
laminated windshield and thicker side glass, Lincoln MKX blends
unique materials for further reduction in road noise. A
constrained-layer barrier is fused to the rear wheelhouses, and
sound-deadening material is welded behind exterior trim panels.
The interior design is defined by a sweeping instrument panel
flowing into a clean, well-organized center stack. Wood and bright
nickel accents are carried to the door panels. Interior controls are
bathed in Lincolns cool-white light for a pleasing nighttime cabin
Removable dividers in the center console let customers adapt storage
space for anything from laptop computers to handbags and CDs. The
center console also features a concealed power point for a total
of four throughout the interior and an MP3 audio jack. Phone and
MP3 player cords can be neatly organized, and a slot molded into the
console provides power-point access.
The interior is surprisingly spacious, defying its sleek exterior
shape. Front seats have ten-way power adjustment including power
lumbar for both driver and passenger, along with standard heated and
cooled features. The second row is sure to make all occupants
comfortable with available heated seats, as well as ample headroom
In addition, the 60/40-split second row features impressive
reclining angles of up to 15 degrees. It also folds in one fluid
movement, either by the seat-mounted lever or a unique EasyFold
remote switch accessible from the liftgate. Lincoln MKX offers 68.7
cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded.
Vista Roof Lets in Mother Nature
As drivers face more
congested roads, Lincoln MKXs available all-glass Vista Roof
brings stress relief through its unique outward view and open-air
The Vista Roof features a large 27.3-inch by 29.4-inch forward
sunroof with a one-touch-open switch for vent and tilt-and-slide
operations. Dual power sunshades operate concurrently when the
driver wants to block out glare. Meanwhile, the fixed 15.75-inch by
31.3-inch rear moon roof gives rear-seat viewers an outside view,
Award Winning Entertainment
The 2008 Lincoln MKX
offers the industrys first THX II-Certified audio system designed
by THX, a California company renowned for its movie theater systems.
Named the Best Audio System by CNET.com in the 2006 Car Tech
Awards and PC Magazine in their 2007 Digital Drive Awards, the THX
II system uses the latest in THX technologies to bring the home
theater surround sound experience to the open road. The system uses
a 12-channel amplifier to deliver 600 watts of power to a total of
14 speakers, including two subwoofers, strategically placed in the
The systems processor takes into consideration bandwidth, peak
audio levels and coverage uniformity to deliver a smooth spectral
balance and wide dynamic range. Multi-channel equalization and
digital signal processing match the speaker placement to the cabin
acoustics to assure this level of performance.
With the push of a button, the system can be configured for three
specific listening modes - Driver, Front Seats and All Seats -
ensuring that all passengers are enjoying optimal sound.
The system also features a fast-loading six-disc changer that reads
CDs in normal audio, MP3 compressed or text formats. The AM/FM tuner
is compatible with the Radio Data Broadcasting System (RDBS) and
displays participating radio station call letters, formats and song
Lincoln MKX also features an integrated MP3-audio input jack and
power point conveniently concealed in the center console. Rear
passengers can enjoy the available DVD entertainment system with a
drop-down 8-inch screen.
Tuned for Refinement and Comfort
Powered by a 3.5-liter
DOHC V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, Lincoln MKX is
Lincolns best example yet of effortless driving performance thanks
to its wide stance, four-wheel independent suspension and the
brands well-honed driving DNA.
Lincoln MKXs unibody construction provides a strong foundation for
the four-wheel independent suspension. The MacPherson-strut front
suspension is mounted to an isolated subframe that uses
hydro-bushings to reduce unwanted steering wheel vibration.
A four-link, independent rear suspension uses stamped steel control
blades and monotube shocks for precise suspension tuning. The rear
shocks are mounted outboard and behind the wheel center to enhance
ride and handling. Lincoln MKX comes standard with four-wheel disc
brakes and an anti-lock braking system (ABS).
The available intelligent all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is tuned with
an emphasis on luxury performance and confident all-weather driving.
The system actively and seamlessly delivers torque to all four
wheels, even before wheel slippage occurs. An active on-demand
coupler delivers the precise amount of torque needed to the rear
wheels. Paired with available traction control, intelligent AWD can
transfer torque front-to-rear and side-to-side.
The advanced 6-speed automatic transmission uses a wide 6.04:1 gear
ratio, along with multiple clutches for smoother, refined shifts.
Safety Customers Expect
The Lincoln MKX offers a
long list of standard safety features designed to help protect
occupants in the event of a crash. The body structure has been
optimized through the strategic use of high-strength steel, side
intrusion beams in the doors, and specially designed
energy-absorbing interior door trim.
Other safety advancements include:
RSC (Roll Stability Control). This system can predict a
vehicles path, using a sensor to measure oversteer and yaw by
monitoring the vehicles speed, throttle position and steering
wheel angle. When the system senses wheel slip or the loss of
traction, it applies braking where needed to keep the vehicle
safely on its intended path.
Safety System. This suite of safety features includes
dual-stage driver and front passenger air bags, thorax side air
bags for front seat occupants, safety belt pre-tensioners, seat
weight sensing system for the passenger seat, and crash severity
Safety Canopy side curtain air bags. Designed for both rows,
this feature utilizes roll-fold technology to efficiently deploy
the air bag when an occupants head is resting against the side
glass. In the event of a crash, the roll-fold bag will deploy
between the occupants head and the side of the vehicle.
safety belt reminder for driver and front passenger. Lincoln MKX
also comes equipped with such standard features as child safety
locks on the rear doors and LATCH child safety restraint system.
Fords Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS). This system alerts drivers when tire
pressure is low.
Major Features and Options
include: Lincoln Sync communications and entertainment system;
Heated and cooled front seats; Four-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock
Braking System (ABS); Power locks; Auto-dimming rearview mirror;
4-power points; Remote keyless entry; Power windows with driver and
passenger one-touch up/down; Two-speed rear wiper; Privacy glass;
Heated, dual power mirrors with memory; 18-inch machined aluminum
wheels; Air conditioning; Premium AM/FM stereo/clock/CDx6/MP3 with 6
speakers and SIRIUS Satellite Radio with 6-month pre-paid
subscription; Auxiliary audio input jack; Floor mats; Overhead
console; Manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel; Leather wrapped
steering with genuine wood accents, speed control and redundant
audio controls; AdvanceTrac with RSC; Belt-Minder; Child safety
locks; Height adjustable safety belts; LATCH; Personal Safety
System; Reverse Sensing System; SecuriLock passive anti-theft
system; Perimeter anti-theft alarm; Tire Pressure Monitoring System
include: 20-inch chrome-clad wheels; Panoramic Vista Roof; Roof
rack side rails; Heated rear seats; Rear seat DVD entertainment
system; THX II-Certified audio system with 14 speakers;
Voice-activated, DVD-based navigation system.
Elite Package adds:
Voice-activated DVD-based navigation system; Panoramic Vista Roof;
THX II-Certified audio system.
Limited Edition includes: Chrome exterior handles; Limited
Edition vehicle badge; Charcoal Black interior with fineline Ebony
wood; Ebony floor carpet and floor mats with logo; Premium leather
seating in Charcoal Black with Medium Light Stone inserts and
piping; Stitched Lincoln Star on the first-row headrests; all-new
20-inch chrome-clad wheels.
Monochrome Limited Edition includes: All features of the
Limited Edition plus a monochromatic body color grille.
Ultimate Package includes: 18-inch, 8-spoke chrome-clad
aluminum wheels; Adaptive headlamps; EasyFold second-row remote
seat release; Power liftgate; Universal garage door opener; Premium
leather seating with contrast piping; Below floor cargo management
Class II Trailer Tow/Pre Package includes: Class II receiver
hitch; Engine oil cooler; Larger radiator; Upgraded cooling fan;
Upgraded battery; Wiring harness with 4-Pin connector.
MKX introduced as a 2007 model
2007 Lincoln MKX earns IIHS Top Safety Pick
Lincoln MKX places second in the Midsize Premium MAV
(Multi-Activity Vehicle) segment in J.D. Power and Associates
2007 Initial Quality Study; Lincoln MKX places third in IQS for
all new-model vehicle launches
Lincoln MKX receives a Vehicle Satisfaction Award from
AutoPacific, Inc., as the top performing Truck overall and
leader in the Luxury Crossover SUV segment.