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2011 Lincoln MKX First Impressions
|The distinguishing split-wing grille lets everyone know that this is a Lincoln. (Photo: Lacey Elliott/Auto123.com)|
So Lincoln has decided to take a good thing and see if they can make it better. Lincoln is expanding their line up with seven new, or completely refreshed vehicles being introduced into the market over the next four years. And the first vehicle to get a make-over is this gorgeous looking crossover.
I think Lincoln is off to a great start. This mid-size crossover is beautiful. The front end has a sculpted, updated look. The distinguishing split-wing grille lets everyone know that this is a Lincoln.
Looking from the front to the back end, the flowing lines and chrome accents bring it all together. The updated tailgate looks more upscale and the larger oval exhaust tips give the MKX a more aggressive look from behind.
Step inside and the interior updates are another great improvement! Looking at pictures from the old and comparing to the new, it doesn’t even look like the same vehicle. I am not even sure where to start.
The centre stack is surrounded by upgraded soft touch materials, chrome accents and genuine stitching on the leather. The fit and finish is absolutely exquisite.
My favourite feature is the LED chaser lights under the controls for volume and air. They illuminate under my fingers and look stunning! I haven't seen anything like this before in a vehicle and I think it looks great, especially at night time.
Combine SYNC and MyLincoln Touch and you get amazing technology that provides a smart, safe and simple way to connect with the in-car technologies and our digital lives. They use a four corner strategy that allows simple access to audio, phone, navigation and climate control.
MyLincoln Touch has an eight inch LCD touch screen, media hub with two USB ports, RCA video input jacks and SD card reader and five-way controls on the steering wheel.
|MyLincoln Touch has an eight inch LCD touch screen, media hub with two USB ports, RCA video input jacks and SD card reader and five-way controls on the steering wheel. (Photo: Lincoln)|