L.A. Auto Show: 2013 Lincoln MKT facelift unveiled image

The North American based automaker Lincoln has decided to use the 2011 edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show in order to pull the wraps off its 2013 MKT facelift.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 Lincoln MKT facelift is set to be launched next spring and it’s coming with a revised front fascia and a new grille, while the interior changes are minor and include a panoramic sunroof, a new instrument cluster and an updated MyLincoln Touch infotainment system. Lincoln says that the 2013 MKT facelift will be available with a choice of two engines, both of them being mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

“The effort behind the new look was to change the proportion of the MKT from the front view. We helped make it feel wider and a bit less tall, less vertical. The execution of the new MKT’s grille and the grille bars is a lot more refined and elegant. The new front graphic displays a lot of three-dimensionality, but it’s accomplished in a calmer, more restrained way”, said the Lincoln Design director, Max Wolff.

The 2013 Lincoln MKT facelift comes with a 3.7 liter V6 engine which is developing 300 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque (372 Nm), an increase of 32 HP and 8 lb-ft (11 Nm) over the current model and thanks to the twin-independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), the model is returning 17 / 25 mpg in city / highway. Customers will be able to also choose the more powerful 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine which is developing 355 HP and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque, with an estimated fuel economy rating of 16 / 22 mpg.