Lincoln MKX History
The Lincoln MKX is a luxury mid-size crossover SUV, and is a variant of the Ford Edge, sharing the CD3 platform with the Edge and with the Mazda CX-9.
The Lincoln MKX first appeared as a concept car at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, which was designed to be the successor to the Lincoln Aviator. The production MKX was introduced in December 2006 as a 2007 model year. Many features that were originally optional soon became standard such as a reverse sensing system, Sirius Satellite Radio, and heated and cooled seats, among others.
The MKX saw a facelift in 2011, updating it with a new interior and new front and rear end, as well as a stronger engine.
The name “MKX” evolved from Lincoln management suggesting a “Marks-Ex” pronunciation for the vehicle during the 2006 auto show circuit, which eventually changed to the phonetic “em-kay-eks”. Because of the similarity to the competing Acura MDX name, Acura’s parent company, Honda, sued Ford in January, 2006. Eventually the lawsuit was settled out of court.
Lincoln MKX Awards
U.S. News ranks the 2014 Lincoln MKX among the best luxury midsize SUVs.