Lincoln Motor Company is delivering a raft of 2016 models that appear to be sure winners. Current models such as the MKC, MKZ, MKS, and MKX, for example, have all been refreshed or redesigned. The automaker also offers a luxury experience in even large truck-like SUVs, with its Navigator.
Lincoln breaks its offerings down into three categories: cars, crossovers, and SUVs. Two cars, the mid-size MKZ, and the full-sized MKS constitute the new 2016 Lincolns in the maker’s sedan segment. MKZ features include:
- Push-button transmission selector and a large LCD touch display screen on the inside.
- Two engine choices: a 2.0-liter turbo four, and a 300-hp 3.7-liter V-6.
MKZ also offers a hybrid version that gets 41 mpg on the highway and 39 in the city. Other features include Drive Control for shocks, steering stability and traction control.
MKS features include:
- Two engines, a 3.7-liver V-6 delivering 304-hp, and a 3.5-liter Ecoboost turbo V-6 that kicks out a sterling 365 horses.
- A new configurable gauge cluster highlights the MKS instrument panel, and the MyLincoln Touch control system makes personalizing everything about the sedan easy.
2016 MKS has also earned federal five-star safety ratings, with adaptive cruise control and an active parking system optional.
New 2016 Lincoln models when it comes to crossovers include the MKC, the MKX, and the three-row MKT. New features abound among the three, with each filling a particular niche.
The MKC, for instance, is a compact luxury crossover, while the MKX is mid-size and completely redesigned. The MKT is a large luxury crossover for those who also like wagons. Features found among the three crossovers include:
- Bridge of Weir leather and real wood in the MKC, along with two Ecoboost turbocharged four-cylinder engines making 240-hp or 285-hp, depending on the one chosen.
- Compare among four different “Black Label” personalized interior design themes for the MKX. The mid-size crossover also offers two engine choices: a 3.7-liter 303-hp V-6, and a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 that delivers 335 horsepower.
The true SUV in the company’s lineup continues to be the Lincoln Navigator. Compare it to its competitors and the big three-row Navigator usually wins out. New features for 2016 include:
- An outstanding 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 with direct injection that makes 380 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, giving it serious truck-like capability.
- A new backlit LED instrument panel and gauge cluster complement the MyLincoln Touch infotainment interface.
The new 2016 Lincoln models promise to make the year one of the most exciting for the luxury automaker. The MKX, for one, has been nominated by several auto review websites as a “Best Of” buy. And with a newly resurrected and redesigned Continental for 2017 appearing this year, new 2016 Lincolns appear poised for success in the months to come.