Lincoln grabbed the opportunity to present the updated versions of the Lincoln MKT crossover and MKS sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This event could serve as the best time for Lincoln to allow the public to view the improvements and updates that were implemented on the MKT and the MKS since most of the attendees in the show are car lovers and a lot of them a planning to purchase their next luxury vehicles.
Lincoln has decided to subject the two MKS and the MKT to a major upgrade since the sales of the two models are in constant decline. The demand for the MKS sedan in the past ten months of this year has soared down by 19 percent while the MKT is suffering from a 34 percent decline. The major upgrade was designed to improve the overall features of the two models in order to attract more buyers and boost each model’s individual sales in the US.
The latest update implemented on the MKS and the MKT was focused on improving their performance and refresh the styling of each model so that they would be able to compete with Cadillac and Lexus that are popular for their attractive designs.
In order to improve the power output of the 2013 MKS sedan, Lincoln has increased the maximum power output of 3.7-liter V6 engine used in the base model from 273 horsepower to 300 horsepower. The maximum torque produced by the current model was also increased from 270 lb.-ft. to 275 lb.-ft. for the 2013. But despite of the boost in the power output and torque, the 2013 Lincoln MKS obtained a slight improvement in its fuel economy rating on the highway.
In addition to this, Lincoln has also upgraded the front fenders, grille and hood of the MKS which made the sedan more appealing to the eyes. The materials used on the sedan’s interior were changed, a new instrument panel was installed, and a lot of electronic gadgets were added into the vehicle.
The 2013 Lincoln MKT on the other hand has also received similar updates. The power output produced by the V-6 engine used in the base trim obtained a significant boost from 268 horsepower to 300 horsepower. The torque produced was also increased from 267 lb.-ft. to 275 lb.-ft.