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2010 Lincoln MKT Enters Luxury Crossover Segment at Detroit

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Since the Detroit Auto Show has always been regarded as the perfect time of the year to introduce a new model, Lincoln adopts the same strategy and unveils its all-new 2010 Lincoln MKT. The vehicle enters the luxury crossover segment with several new technologies “that will make customers' live easier,” the parent company Ford explains, including here Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Warning with Brake Support, Active Park Assist, Blind Spot monitoring – and more.

In short terms, the Lincoln MKT has a choice of two fuel-efficient engines, as it follows: a 3.7-liter V6 developing 268 horsepower and a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost that produces as much as 355 hp “without compromising its V6 fuel economy”.

“We’re growing Lincoln’s product portfolio with a full-size crossover that offers more of everything luxury buyers want today – including more variety,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Lincoln MKT will help us further build momentum for Lincoln, which has been outpacing its luxury competitors and growing market share in recent months.”

There are several options available, according to a Ford public statement, including a standard fixed glass Panoramic Vista Roof with power-assisted front, six or seven passenger configurations plus a number of different exterior colors, such as Ingot Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Tuxedo Black Clearcoat Metallic, Red Candy Tint Clearcoat Metallic, Cinnamon Clearcoat Metallic and Steel Blue Clearcoat Metallic.

“The Lincoln MKT strikes the optimum balance between capable and driver-engaging handling, while simultaneously delivering a smooth quiet ride in all three rows,” said Chief Engineer Ron Heiser. “It combines a luxury touring experience with an agile ride and available Class III towing strength, as well.”

Beside all the above features, Lincoln has also installed a number of next-gen technologies, as it follows (all of them were provided by the automaker in a press statement):
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Intelligent Access with Push Button Start
  • SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad
  • Adaptive Headlamps with Standard High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps
  • Auto High Beams
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • EasyFuel Capless Fuel-Filler System
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • Cross Traffic Alert
  • Spotter Mirrors
  • Reverse Camera System
  • Lincoln SYNC
  • Collision Warning with Brake Support
  • Safety Canopy
  • Beltminder
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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