Latest reports suggest that the famous luxury carmaker is going for another try with its premium truck, which should come as 2018 Lincoln Mark LT. This isn’t something new from Lincoln. Moreover, we saw this model two times so far.
There were two generations of it so far. The first one was in production between 2006 and 2008, while the second one was active between 2010 and 2014. After another break, the third generation is going to come. Once again, it will be in a close relation with the famous Navigator full-size luxury SUV. As you probably know, a completely redesigned, fourth generation of the legendary model came just recently.
Just like the new SUV, 2018 Mark LT will come with the new platform that utilize some very advanced technologies and design solutions that we originally saw in the current generation of the iconic F-150.
2018 Lincoln Mark LT design
The 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will be pretty much a completely new model. Although there were two models with this nameplate in the past, the new one won’t have much in common with them. It will be related to the new Navigator that came just recently. These two models will share the platform, which was originally introduced with the new F-150, three years ago. The new architecture brings some revolutionary design solutions. Almost complete chassis and body of 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will be made of lightweight materials. This mostly refers to aluminum and high-strength steel.
The main benefit from new architecture is a huge weight loss, which eventually provides significantly more efficient ride. Also, it is important to mention that the new construction is strong enough despite the use of light materials. So, this definitely won’t affect on 2018 Lincoln Mark LT overall capability.
2018 Lincoln Mark LT engine
Just like the new Navigator, the new 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will switch to V6 engine. Instead of large and thirsty V8 engine, we will see a new version of the excellent 3.5-liter V6. This unit now delivers around 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. So, you get numbers that are even better than most of the eight-cylinder engines, but with significantly better efficiency. If you add to this a significantly lighter overall weight, massive fuel savings are certain. Also, the new truck will feature amazing numbers when it comes to speed and acceleration.
We presume that the new 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will be able to reach 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, while a top speed will go up to almost 120 miles per hour. When it comes to transmission, we will see the same new 10-speed automatic.
2018 Lincoln Mark LT styling
The 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will also get a completely new styling. It will adopt the brand’s latest design language, including new headlights and a new grille that features Lincoln-logo-shaped holes. The front end is almost completely the same as the new Navigator. Speaking about cab design, this will be a luxury truck. So, it is hard to believe that we are going to see anything but some kind of a crew-cab configuration.
When it comes to the interior design, expect to see a cabin similar to its SUV relative. This means the same dashboard layout, with all those advanced technology features, including the latest version of the infotainment system, ran via a new 10-inch touchscreen.
2018 Lincoln Mark LT release date and price
The arrival of new 2018 Lincoln Mark LT is still uncertain, but various reports suggest late 2018 as a potential launch date. When it comes to price, we could expect 65.000-70.000 dollars for the base model, although those are rough predictions.