Lincoln has unveiled the facelifted MKX at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
In terms of styling, the 2011 MKX features a heavily revised exterior up front with a 'split-wing' grille, updated bumpers, new headlamps, fenders and hood. Out back a revised bumper with oval exhaust tips, distinctive LED taillights, and new liftgate lower applique design plus 18-inch wheels (20-inchers are optional).
Inside, the cabin is more luxurious and advanced than its predecessor. It features the new MyLincoln Touch driver connect system which "replaces traditional vehicle buttons, knobs and gauges with clear, crisp LCD screens and five-way buttons like those found on cell phones and MP3 players." Unlike systems from competitors, "the screens can be personalized to display information relevant to each individual driver using a simple button click, voice command or touch screen tap." If that isn't impressive enough, the MKX also offers a Voice-Activated Navigation System, iTunes Tagging, HD Radio, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Collision Warning with Brake Support.
Under the hood, power comes from a 3.7-liter Duratec V6 engine with Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT). It produces 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, and averages up to 25 mpg on the highway. Other performance tweaks include a sportier suspension setup (with retuned the springs, shocks and stabilizer bars) and new four-wheel disc brakes.
Check out the press release for full details