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Lincoln Reveals Restyled MKT And MKS

Posted on November 17, 2011
The new 2013 Lincoln MKT.

The new 2013 Lincoln MKT.

Design director Max Wolff said the new Lincoln MKS is more refined and designed with the details in mind.
Design director Max Wolff said the new Lincoln MKS is more refined and designed with the details in mind.

LOS ANGELES — At a heavily attended press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday, Lincoln unveiled revamped versions of their luxury crossover and sedan models that are aimed at “progressive luxury customers,” clients who buy luxury products as a form of self-expression. The redesigned MKT and MKS are to be the beginning of the luxury brand’s “rebirth,” although the MKS will not be offered as in a livery version.

Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president of global product development, said the company's goal has been to transform the Lincoln driving experience. “[Lincoln vehicles] will have the responsiveness of a BMW with the comfort of a Lexus,” he said. “Lincoln will be reborn in two phases. [The first step] is freshening and maintaining the current range,” followed by a larger transformation still to come. “[This] is the latest from Lincoln, but not the last. There’s more to come.”

LCT Lincoln 2012 MKT And MKS Los Angeles Auto Show Photo Gallery Here

The new 2013 Lincoln MKT.
The new 2013 Lincoln MKT.
The new 2013 Lincoln MKS
The new 2013 Lincoln MKS

The 2013 MKS also sports Lincoln Drive control, which controls the engine, suspension and gear box to allow shifting between “Normal” mode, “Sport” mode and “Comfort” mode. Fuel economy for the standard V-6 engine is projected at 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. The MKS is being built at the Chicago Assembly plant and will go on sale in spring 2012.

The order bank for the 2013 Lincoln MKT Town Car opens at livery dealerships Dec. 5 with Job 1 starting in March. It will be built at the Ford assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario.

A redesigned version of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will debut in January at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

—    Michael Campos, LCT assistant editor

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