This concept car is said to be designed as a full size SUV that will get totally new style and design. New characteristics and aggressive redesign will give it more aerodynamic look and better stability and this car should be able to face any trail obstacle without any problem. This car will be bigger in size than the previous model thus providing more space for passengers to feel comfortable. Changes were made to both exterior and interior of this car and there are a lot of them. In just a few words, new devices on the inside and bigger overall size are what describes changes made to this car. Powertrain compartment is pretty much the same with some changes made to improve fuel economy and efficiency. This car producer is expecting that this 2017 MKT will boost their sales growth in USA and raise their market share by attracting new buyers.
As we mentioned before, the powertrain compartment for this car remained the same as the one of the previous model. That means that under the hood of this 2017 MKT we can expect 3.7 liter V6 Ti-VCT engine that can produce around 303 horsepower and 278 lb. –ft. of torque. This engine will be paired with the 6 speed automatic Select Shift transmission and it will be a FWD car. EPA rated this car at 17/25 mpg in city/highway. Second engine option available for this car will be 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that can produce up to 365 horsepower and 350 lb. –ft. of torque. This engine option will be available with Intelligent Drive System that sends power to all four wheels so this will be AWD version. EPA rates for this one are 16/23 mpg city/highway and it will also be paired with 6 speed automatic Select Shift transmission.
Changes on the exterior that are made include new bumpers that are in the color of the entire car, Bi-Xenon headlights, two exhaust pipes, chrome accents etc. Size of this car has grown from the previous model so this car looks bigger and more powerful. On the inside this car will be able to seat seven passengers and they will all have a decent level of comfort thanks to the overall size increase. There will not be too much space for your legs but you won’t have to shrivel to fit. Interior features three zone climate management, display unit that is placed in the front and that should be around 8 inches big, intelligent driver and rider front airbag, heated bucket seats, rear camera, radiolocation parking sensors etc.
This 2017 Lincoln MKT will have a tough competition on the market with Acura MDX, Infinity QX60 and Audi Q7. This car should be released on the market in the beginning of 2017 and the price for this car should be in range from $43.000-49.000.
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