The 2012 model year version of Lincon’s not-so-successful MKT three-row crossover was introduced.
There are not any equipment or styling changes, so the American automaker has reshuffled the MKT’s lineup by dropping the all-wheel drive model with the naturally-aspirated 3.7-liter V6 from the range and reducing the price of the AWD version with the 355HP 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 by $3,000 to $46,295.
One important aspect is that the price of the entry-level, front-wheel drive MKT with the non-turbocharged, 270-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 engine remains unchanged for the new model year at $44,300 and this will probably influence future sales of Detroit automaker.
The base MKT with the 3.7-liter V6 is rated at 17mpg in the city, 24mpg on the highway and 20mpg combined, while the fuel economy numbers for the AWD 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 are 16mpg, 23mpg and 18mpg respectively.
Being consequent, Lincoln’s crossover still continues to offer buyers the choice between six- and seven-passenger models with two different second-row seating configurations.
“You judge a luxury car by how it feels. You judge a luxury car by how it looks and the experience of actually driving it,” said Kate Pearce, Lincoln Consumer Marketing Manager. “You’ll feel the difference the moment you get into a Lincoln, especially with the confidence-inspiring EcoBoost engine.”