2008 Detroit Auto Show: Lincoln MKT Concept

  • Looks like: Lincoln actually has a design direction
  • Defining characteristics: Nothing says show-car like a wild grille, and this one’s wild
  • Ridiculous features: Four airplane-like seats
  • Chance of being mass-produced: Very, very good. It won’t be this luxurious, but expect the MKT to go on sale by the end of the decade

The Lincoln MKT is the next generation of crossovers for the Lincoln brand. While Lincoln may not be setting the world on fire, it does sell well with SUVs and crossovers. The Navigator continues to be a strong seller, no matter how high gas prices get, and the new MKX has done sold briskly as well.

The MKT looks to be a car-based crossover that’s larger than the MKX and smaller than Navigator. The concept has four seats, captains chairs like the kind that you'd find in the first-class cabin of an airplane. We expect those to be sacrificed for a third row of seats if the MKT goes into production.

This concept also shows off Ford’s new EcoBoost turbo engines. A V-6 version in the MKT puts out V-8 power, 415 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. That type of power will come with less pain at the pump, Ford claims. We like that this concept has an actual engine planned for it, but we really like the looks. Check out the photos below and let us know if the MKT is worth adding another SUV to the Lincoln lineup.

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