2016 Lincoln MKS Review, Changes

After various rumors surrounding the big reveal of the 2016 Lincoln MKS, the truth is finally out. New generation of the model will happen, and it will bring massive changes. However, those changes may not be so visible to the eye, but Lincoln will introduce some new directions in their future models starting with 2016 MKS.  This flagship sedan will adopt some styling cues from its MKC crossover and Black Label interior theme.

2016 Lincoln MKS front

2016 Lincoln MKS Changes

New 2016 Lincoln MKS design will be directed by Max Wolff, known designer in automotive world. Wolff previously worked for Cadillac, and this shows us which direction Lincoln plans to take. New look of the MKS will be bolder than before, with details which are taken from the redesigned MKC. Platform will stay the same, and it’s shared with Taurus. This new approach in new model’s design is a consequence of the Lincoln’s major plan to expand its sales to China. In order to do so, this automaker will have to separate itself from other popular brands. Lincoln plans to do so, by offering softer and more elegant style than the rest of producers.

Interior will also benefit from this redesign. New MKS will include Black Label interior themes into its offerings, which is pretty classy. New features, overall upgrades of materials as well as more space and better layout will be part of the interior makeover.

2016 Lincoln MKS rear

2016 Lincoln MKS Engine

Under the hood of the MKS Lincoln prepared few surprises. Its base engine will be new one. It is a 2.9-liter EcoBoost V6 codenamed Nano. Its output power is still unknown but it is estimated at 300 horsepower approximately. Optional engine will continue to be the same, turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost with power output of 365 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque. However, these output rates could be enhanced for the new model year, 2016. As far as transmission choices, in the first production series the MKS will be offered with same gearbox- 6-speed automatic. This transmission is expected to be replaced with a 9-speeder further in MKS’s production. Front- and all-wheel drive configurations continue to be offered. Fuel economy rates are still unavailable, but new generation of the MKS should mean improvements across the board, which includes the fuel efficiency of the model.

2016 Lincoln MKS interior

2016 Lincoln MKS Price and Release Date

New 2016 Lincoln MKS sedan is expected to appear on the markets across the globe sometime during the last quarter of this year, 2015. Its sales should start by the end of the year, although prices are still unknown. However, its price tag is expected to feature an increase and start around $45,000.

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