Lincoln Mark LT

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Lincoln Mark LT
2006 Lincoln Mark LT
ManufacturerLincoln
Parent companyFord Motor Company
Production2005–2008
AssemblyDearborn, Michigan, USA
PredecessorLincoln Blackwood
ClassFull-size pickup truck
Body style(s)4-door truck
LayoutFront engine, rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
PlatformFord P2 platform
Engine(s)5.4 L Triton V8
Transmission(s)4-speed automatic
Wheelbase138.5 in (3518 mm)
Length223.8 in (5685 mm)
Width78.9 in (2004 mm)
Height2WD: 73.5 in (1867 mm)
4WD 76.0 in (1930 mm)
Fuel capacity30 US gallons (113.6 L; 25.0 imp gal) / 35.7 US gallons (135.1 L; 29.7 imp gal)
RelatedFord F-150
ManualsService Manual

The Mark LT is a luxury pickup truck that is manufactured by the Lincoln division of American automaker Ford Motor Company. It first went on sale in January 2005 for the 2006 model year. The Mark LT is a successor to the failed 2002-only Lincoln Blackwood, Lincoln's only other pickup truck, which was only a rear-wheel drive vehicle. The Mark LT is built at Ford's River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan on the same line as the closely related Ford F-150. The Mark LT also has optional all-wheel drive.

The Mark LT is priced at US$43,495 and the company hoped to sell 13,000 annually in the United States. This price is significantly lower than its main competitor, the Cadillac Escalade EXT which has a convertible midgate / load bed. The Mark LT is one of the most heavily-discounted new cars in the United States, with dealers sometimes selling them at more than $10,000 below the MSRP. The Mark LT has been more successful than the Blackwood in its first year of sales with 10,274 sold in the first calendar year of sales; February 2005 through February 2006. The Mark LT, right from its launch, has outsold the Escalade EXT by at least two-to-one, but the 2007 EXT has gained on the Mark LT consistently, passing it by a slight margin in the months of March, May, October and December 2007, although still lagging by 5% in year-end sales, according to monthly postings on the manufacturers' respective Web sites. [1] [2]

The Mark LT is based on the Ford F-150 pickup truck. It uses the same 330-cubic-inch, 300 hp (220 kW) 5.4 L Triton V8 and has four doors.

Updates

For 2007, the Mark LT received a grille facelift, optional DVD-based navigation system and other luxury and cosmetic features. For 2008, the Mark LT received the addition of the color of Light French Silk clearcoat metallic and an optional rearview camera back-up system.

Retirement

It has been announced that Lincoln would cease production of the Mark LT after the 2008 model year.[3]When this happens, the Mark LT will be replaced by an upper-end trim of the 2009 Ford F-150 called Platinum, when the pickup goes to dealerships in the 2008 model year.

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