Image credits: © Lincoln.

2015 Lincoln MKX Concept news, pictures, specifications, and information

Lincoln MKX Concept Hints at Sophisticated, Elegant Global Sport Utility Vehicle

> The Lincoln MKX Concept, unveiled at Auto China 2014, previews an elegant update to Lincoln's midsize premium utility vehicle

> Well-balanced proportions highlighted by wide shoulders, a sloping roofline and 21-inch wheels create a gracefully athletic presence

> Full LED headlamps wîth strips of dynamic LED signature lighting – which light sequentially as part of Lincoln's updated approach detection – float within a reimagined Lincoln split-wing grille

> Projections call for continued growth of the premium midsize utility §egmènt worldwide through 2018

The Lincoln Motor Company today unveiled the MKX Concept at Auto China 2014 in Beijing. The Lincoln MKX Concept hints at a global SÚV that will become the third of four all-new Lincoln vehicles due by 2016. It is designed to capture the attention of consumers worldwide.

Vital Stats

This unveiling in Beijing marks the first time Lincoln has stepped beyond Ú.S. borders to reveal a concept vehicle.


Drawing design inspiration from airplanes and motorbikes, the Lincoln MKX Concept evokes feelings of power and agility, offering a glimpse of the American luxury brand's future as it enters the rapidly growing Chinese market.

Several customer research clinics were held in China and the Únited States to gather feedback on the design to ensure the final execution would satisfy and delight luxury customers around the world.

'Great emphasis was put on the proportions of this concept vehicle,' said Andrea Di Buduo, exterior design manager of the Lincoln MKX Concept. 'It's a very emotional, athletic design. Its horizontal lines and defined undercuts are gracefully integrated and very sophisticated, yet convey a powerful and dynamic presence.'

Intensive study of the Chinese luxury customer over the past few years revealed that a medium premium utility vehicle should express off-road capability and sportiness.

Based on that, the MKX Concept includes elements such as a separated front skid plate, heightened ground clearance and reinforced wheel arches. The floating aluminum body-side rocker molding is engraved wîth the Lincoln logo.

This execution communicates adaptability to different road conditions, combined wîth crafted execution and attention to detail.

Defined by an aerodynamic, sloping teardrop roofline, the Lincoln MKX Concept's modern silhouette lends to its sporty personality, which is highlighted by wide shoulders flanking its recessed rear windows to heighten the design. Dynamic side undercuts, a high beltline and 21-inch machined aluminum wheels further enhance the well-proportioned design.

The roof over the rear was lowered to give the vehicle a sleeker shape. Highlighted by a panoramic glass surface that lets natural light fill the cabin and integrated roof racks, the floating rear spoiler houses the center high-mounted stop light and hides the antenna.

The Lincoln MKX Concept offers a new interpretation of Lincoln's signature full-width taillamps.

'Concept vehicles are defined by every design detail,' said David Woodhouse, Lincoln design director, 'and this MKX Concept shows how Lincoln's thoughtful design philosophy continues to evolve. The Lincoln brand was built on vehicles wîth stunning design, and the MKX Concept is the latest example.'

Lincoln's aggressive signature split-wing grille accentuates the front end. The artistic interpretation of the grille features horizontal lines that continue as strips of LED accent lights below each headlamp. These strips of light glow sequentially as part of Lincoln's updated approach detection feature – one element of the Lincoln Experiences package.

Lincoln Experiences, a technology-driven suite of features introduced on the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small utility vehicle, is designed to create a warmer, more personal luxury car-owning experience. Anticipating and responding to a driver's needs and preferences, Lincoln Experiences offers a warm embrace that begins as a driver approaches the vehicle and continues upon entry and vehicle start-up.

'The transformation of The Lincoln Motor Company is under way, wîth sales up 27 percent in the Únited States over the last six months, due largely to the all-new MKZ sedan, and excitement is building for the soon-to-arrive MKC,' said Jim Farley, executive vice president, global Ford marketing, sales and service and Lincoln.

'That momentum continues wîth this MKX Concept. It demonstrates the design direction for the third all-new vehicle from Lincoln, one that will capture the true essence of the brand – warm and inviting, beautifully styled, and wîth the promise of engaging technologies that appeal to a younger luxury consumer in a global market.'

Lincoln will enter the Chinese market later this year when MKZ and MKC go on sale. An MKX production model would compete in the fast-growing midsize premium utility §egmènt there. With 245,000 sales in 2013, the §egmènt has grown 9,650 percent in the past five years. Premium midsize utility vehicles – which represent 17 percent of the luxury market and 45 percent of the luxury utility market in China – are projected to grow an additional 84 percent, to more than 450,000 units by 2018.*

In the Únited States, the §egmènt grew 13 percent from 2008 to 2013, to 441,000 units. That growth is expected to continue through 2018, when projections call for almost 550,000 vehicle sales. Globally, the midsize premium utility §egmènt accounted for 839,000 sales in 2013, and is projected to eclipse 1.2 million sales by 2018.**

*Sales and §egmèntation data provided by IHS; **sales and §egmèntation data provided by manufacturer

Source - Lincoln
•The Lincoln MKX Concept, unveiled at Auto China 2014 and making its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, previews an elegant update to Lincoln's midsize premium utility vehicle
•Well-balanced proportions highlighted by wide shoulders, a sloping roofline and 21-inch wheels create a gracefully athletic presence
•Full LED headlamps wîth strips of dynamic LED signature lighting – which light sequentially as part of Lincoln's updated approach detection – float within a reimagined Lincoln split-wing grille
•Projections call for continued growth of the premium midsize utility §egmènt worldwide through 2018

The Lincoln Motor Company today unveiled the MKX Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show, its first appearance in North America since its reveal at Auto China 2014 in Beijing this April. The Lincoln MKX Concept hints at a global SÚV that will become the third of four all-new Lincoln vehicles due by 2016. It is designed to capture the attention of consumers worldwide.

Drawing design inspiration from airplanes and motorbikes, the Lincoln MKX Concept evokes feelings of power and agility, offering a glimpse of the American luxury brand's future as it enters the rapidly growing Chinese market.

Several customer research clinics were held in China and the Únited States to gather feedback on the design to ensure the final execution would satisfy and delight luxury customers around the world.

'Great emphasis was put on the proportions of this concept vehicle,' said Andrea Di Buduo, exterior design manager of the Lincoln MKX Concept. 'It's a very emotional, athletic design. Its horizontal lines and defined undercuts are gracefully integrated and very sophisticated, yet convey a powerful and dynamic presence.'

Intensive study of the Chinese luxury customer over the past few years revealed that a medium premium utility vehicle should express off-road capability and sportiness.


Based on that, the Lincoln MKX Concept includes elements such as a separated front skid plate, heightened ground clearance and reinforced wheel arches. The floating aluminum body-side rocker molding is engraved wîth the Lincoln logo.

This execution communicates adaptability to different road conditions, combined wîth crafted execution and attention to detail.

Defined by an aerodynamic, sloping teardrop roofline, the Lincoln MKX Concept's modern silhouette lends to its sporty personality, which is highlighted by wide shoulders flanking its recessed rear windows to heighten the design. Dynamic side undercuts, a high beltline and 21-inch machined aluminum wheels further enhance the well-proportioned design.

The roof over the rear was lowered to give the vehicle a sleeker shape. Highlighted by a panoramic glass surface that lets natural light fill the cabin and integrated roof racks, the floating rear spoiler houses the center high-mounted stop light and hides the antenna.

The Lincoln MKX Concept offers a new interpretation of Lincoln's signature full-width taillamps.

'Concept vehicles are defined by every design detail,' said David Woodhouse, Lincoln design director, 'and this MKX Concept shows how Lincoln's thoughtful design philosophy continues to evolve. The Lincoln brand was built on vehicles wîth stunning design, and the MKX Concept is the latest example.'

Lincoln's aggressive signature split-wing grille accentuates the front end. The artistic interpretation of the grille features horizontal lines that continue as strips of LED accent lights below each headlamp. These strips of light glow sequentially as part of Lincoln's updated approach detection feature – one element of the Lincoln Experiences package.

Lincoln Experiences, a technology-driven suite of features introduced on the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small utility vehicle, is designed to create a warmer, more personal luxury car-owning experience. Anticipating and responding to a driver's needs and preferences, Lincoln Experiences offers a warm embrace that begins as a driver approaches the vehicle and continues upon entry and vehicle start-up.

'With the Lincoln MKX Concept, we're delighted to share a glimpse of the continually evolving future of Lincoln,' said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. 'The transformation of The Lincoln Motor Company is under way, wîth sales up 15 percent in the Únited States year over year, due largely to the first all-new products we introduced: The MKZ sedan and MKC utility.

'The MKX Concept demonstrates the design direction for the third all-new vehicle from Lincoln, one that will capture the true essence of the brand – warm and inviting, beautifully styled, and wîth the promise of engaging technologies that appeal to a younger luxury consumer in a global market.'

A Lincoln MKX production model would compete in the growing, global midsize premium utility §egmènt, a §egmènt that represents 36 percent of the global luxury utility market and is set to rise to 44 percent by 2018.*

*Sales and §egmèntation data provided by IHS

Source - Lincoln
Recent Vehicle Additions

1956 Bangert Manta Ray

1980 Lancia Beta Monte Carlo

1962 Shirdlu Special

1961 Begra MK. 3

1956 Wright Special

2011 Nissan NISMO 370Z
LINCOLN MKC BRINGS $129 MILLION INVESTMENT, 300 NEW JOBS TO LOUISVILLE ASSEMBLY PLANT
◾Louisville Assembly Plant adds new jobs and investment to help support production of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC ◾Ford Motor Company maintains its strong commitment to the commonwealth of Kentucky and the city of Louisville through production of the new Lincoln crossover ◾MKC gives Lincoln a strong entry in the small premium utility segment, the fastest-growing segment in the luxury automotive market Today, Ford Motor Company announced the hiring of 300 new employees and a $129 million in...[Read more...]
JAGUAR ANNOUNCES 2016 PRODUCT OFFERINGS
 ◾Two all-new models, XE and F-PACE introduced to North American customers in 2016 ◾Second generation Jaguar XF fully redesigned with new aluminum-intensive architecture and new available technology features ◾Jaguar XJ receives it mid-cycle refresh with a subtle redesign and realigned pricing ◾Jaguar F-TYPE receives new powertrain and driveline options ◾All models feature Jaguar EliteCare, an all-new Best-in-Luxury Class1 5-year/60,000 mile vehicle care and warranty program as a standard ◾Pr...[Read more...]
MERCEDES-BENZ GLE COUPE
A sportier choice December 09, 2014 - Stuttgart -- Mercedes-Benz is combining two classes of vehicle – each with its own distinct style – to make a new model, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The sporty nature of a coupe dominates, imbued with the striking characteristics of a robust SUV. In addition to convincing on-road vehicle dynamics, the GLE Coupe looks impressive as well. With its flowing side contour, elongated and low greenhouse, striking radiator grille with central chrome l...[Read more...]
NBA ALL-STAR BLAKE GRIFFIN AND FUNNYMAN JACK MCBRAYER BECOME A CRIME-FIGHTING DYNAMIC DUO IN NEW KIA OPTIMA AD CAMPAIGN
◾Series of eight all-new spots set to run throughout the 2013-2014 NBA season ◾Campaign begins during tonight's Kia NBA Tip-Off '13 doubleheader with 60- and 30-second introductory spots IRVINE, Calif., October 29, 2013 – Making it a three-peat, basketball superstar and global brand ambassador Blake Griffin is back, and this time he's brought along a cape and a sidekick – funnyman Jack McBrayer – to hit the streets as 'The Griffin Force' in a series of eight new television commercials...[Read more...]
2014 Audi A6 TDI® Selected as Green Car of the Year® Finalist
The 2014 Audi A6 TDI® clean diesel sedan has been selected as a finalist for the Green Car Journal 2014 Green Car of the Year® award. As a finalist, the Audi A6 TDI will be honored as Green Car Journal's 'Top 5 Green Cars for 2014' and earn the magazine's 'Green Car Product of Excellence' honors. Since 2005, the Green Car of the Year® program honors new vehicles with superior efficiency and improved environmental impact. The Green Car of the Year winner will be announced at this year's Los Angel...[Read more...]
1,400 New Ford Employees Kick Off U.S. Production Of Fusion To Meet Surging Customer Demand
◾With 1,400 new jobs and a $555 million investment, Flat Rock Assembly Plant begins Ford Fusion production ◾Production added to improve tight availability of Ford Fusion; U.S. Fusion sales up 13 percent this year ◾Ford will hire almost 6,500 workers in the U.S. this year to support new products, growth and investment; company has added more than three-quarters of the 12,000 hourly jobs it committed to add in the U.S. by 2015 Supported by 1,400 new employees, the new Ford Fusion will roll of...[Read more...]

Blackwood
Capri
Continental
Cosmopolitan
K-Series
LS
Mark LT
MKC
MKS
MKT
MKX
MKZ
Model L
Navigator
Premiere
Town Car
Versailles
Zephyr

© 1998-2017. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.