Approximately a decade ago almost every attempt with luxury version of the pickup truck finished ingloriously. However trends are changing and now every respectable truck manufacturer has luxury trimmed versions. Good sales of richly equipped versions are the reason why indications have been present that a few brands are considering to return their luxury nameplates. According to some reports among them we might see new version of Lincoln’s Mark LT truck which was discontinued a few years ago. In best case scenario some sources claim that this truck might come in the first half of the next year. The 2017 Lincoln Mark LT should be the third generation of this model.
A brief reminder:
The Mark LT was Lincoln’s luxury trimmed truck that actually was rebadged version of the Ford F-150. It initially came on the scene as the 2006 model and as successor for the Lincoln Blackwood. This name survived just two model years in the US market and for the 2009 model year Ford offered the Platinum version in pace of the Mark LT.
However, despite faced with termination in the US, the Lincoln Mark LT survived in Mexico until 2014 as it was best-selling vehicle for the division. This was the second generation of this model introduced in 2010 and based on F-150’s twelfth generation. The production was ended after 2014 model year but as we said according to latest rumors this model might come back.
2017 Lincoln Mark LT: Redesign
The 2017 Lincoln Mark LT is reported to come as the new generation model, totally redesigned and based again on the latest generation of the best-selling Ford F-150. That suggests that it will ride on Ford’s platform and might have aluminum body panels.
On the other hand it will feature different exterior styling which will wear Lincoln’s design elements. Based on brand’s latest design language it should get an interpretation of new corporate grille design which was presented on Lincoln’s latest vehicles. The model will also get new modern LED headlights with integrated LED DRLs and new bumpers.
Inside, it is expected to be different from the F-series and it will be equipped with high-end materials and features. With style of its own, interior of this model will combine wood and metallic accents with stitched leather upholstery and top-notch tech and safety features. Comfortable, heated and ventilated seats will provide ultimate comfort and the latest infotainment system will cover all modern demands.
Strong sound system, rear seat entertainment, HD and Satellite radio, Smartphone integration, navigation are some of features which will make drive fun while other convenience features will include tri-zone climate control, power adjustable tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power pedals, driver memory setting, moonroof, power sliding windows, all-weather floor mats, etc.
The model is expected to come in crew cab form only and with two bed lengths. There will be different equipment packages which will allow you to configure this model according to your needs.
2017 Lincoln Mark LT: Powertrain
What the new 2017 Lincoln Mark LT will have under the hood is still a mystery. Its last version was powered with a 5.4 liter V-8 engine which was able to deliver 300 hp and torque of 365 pound-feet. On the other hand the new Mark LT is expected to get new more efficient and modern engine. It could be some unit form Ford’s stock and it should also include new automatic transmission.
The model will come with standard two wheel drive system while all-wheel drive will be option.
2017 Lincoln Mark LT: Possible release
If rumors turn out to be true, the new 2017 Lincoln Mark LT should be presented in early 2017 and would go on sale short after.