Lincoln MKT

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Lincoln MKT
Lincoln MKT concept
ManufacturerLincoln
Parent companyFord Motor Company
Production2009 -
AssemblyOakville, Ontario, Canada
ClassFull-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style(s)4-door CUV
LayoutFront engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
PlatformFord D4 platform
Engine(s)3.5L 340 hp EcoBoost GTDI V6
Transmission(s)6-speed automatic
Wheelbase120.7 in (3066 mm)
Length208.4 in (5293 mm)
Width78.7 in (1999 mm)
Height63.9 in (1623 mm)
RelatedMercury Sable
Ford Taurus
Lincoln MKS
Volvo XC90
Ford Taurus X
Ford Flex
ManualsService Manual

The Lincoln MKT is a luxury crossover utility vehicle, first unveiled as a concept vehicle at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. The concept car represented a new Lincoln utility vehicle planned for the 2010 model year, with production expected to start in mid-2009[1]. Design cues on the concept MKT showed visual similarity with the Lincoln MKR concept car from the 2007 NAIAS, and the production version of the 2009 Lincoln MKS sedan which began sales in mid-2008.

The concept MKT vehicle was announced with a 415 hp 3.5L V6 version of Ford's new EcoBoost engine family - a turbocharged gasoline direct injection system, which features the horsepower capability of a larger displacement engine, with the fuel economy of a smaller engine.[2] The production version is to be launched with a normally aspirated 275 hp 3.7L Duratec 37 V6 as used in the MKS sedan, and a twin turbocharged 3.5L Ecoboost engine rated to around 340 hp (also slated for the MKS sedan in 2009). Both engines are to be mated to a Ford 6F 6-speed automatic transmission.[3]

Lincoln is scheduled to begin production of the MKT crossover, built on the D4 platform, in 2009 for the 2010 model year.[4] The all wheel drive vehicle features electric power steering, replacing the traditional hydraulic power steering.[5] The electric steering system is combined with ultrasonic sensors to form a hands-off "Active Park Assist" system that steers the vehicle into parallel parking slots.[6]

According to Lincoln, the "T" in MKT, stands for Touring. The MKT will be the second Lincoln crossover in the lineup, slotted above the midsize MKX crossover.

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