The Lincoln MKT is a luxury crossover utility concept vehicle, first unveiled at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. It represents a potential future production vehicle for Lincoln, and design cues shows visual similarity with the Lincoln MKS sedan, which began initial production and sales in the summer of 2008. The concept MKT vehicle is powered with a 415 hp 3.5L V6 version of Ford's new EcoBoost engine family - a turbocharged gasoline direct injection system, which features the horsepower capability of a larger displacement engine, with the fuel economy of a smaller engine. The all wheel drive vehicle features electric power steering, replacing the traditional hydraulic power steering. Lincoln will begin production of a vehicle built on the D4 platform in 2009 for the 2010 model year, based visually on the MKT concept vehicle and sized with the 2009 Ford Flex crossover vehicle.
The concept vehicle for the display in the 2008 auto show circuit was built by Prefix Corporation located in Rochester Hills, MI
In early September 2008, various blog sites in the Automotive community confirmed that Lincoln and parent company Ford had confirmed production of the MKT for the 2010 model year. A production version is set to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2009. Not confirmed but likely engines in the production version will be the 3.7L V6 from the MKS sedan making 275 HP and introduced later is the "EcoBoost" 3.5L direct injected V6 making an estimated 340 HP. Both engines mated to a 6 Speed Automatic transmission.
Automakers look for ways to go green in vehicle construction: ; Fords Lincoln MKT is made partially from plastic bottles and polyester waste
Jan 22, 2008; DETROIT - From concept cars partially made of discarded soft- drink bottles to plant-based material used in seats and upholstery,...