The luxury thing that is now a hot topic on the pickup truck segment is not new as 2018 Lincoln Mark LT has already given an insight into how luxurious the work pickup truck can be. Debuted in 2005, this pickup truck impressed its audience until it got discontinued in 2008 in the US and 2014 in Mexico.
But since the scope of fancy pickups is now on a high tide, the Lincoln might consider resurrecting this model into a new generation. What’s interesting is that experts have been claiming that the new Lincoln Mark LT will be built on Ford’s production plant in Dearborn, Michigan. And since this new-gen model will make its presence after quite a while, the Lincoln will make sure that its improvements will suffice for surpassing competitors like Cadillac Escalade EXT, Ram 1500, GMC Sierra, Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150.
2018 Lincoln Mark LT – Chassis and Specs
As speculated by experts, the 2018 Mark LT will stand on a modular body on the platform. The suspension system will receive sports tuning and integrate MacPherson struts in the front and gas-pressurized dampers on the rear. Also, the rear differential will integrate an electronically locking feature.
The 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will also come heavily updated on the outer body. To go specific, the front fenders will hold a robust stance for leaving an upright layout of the headlights. Speaking of which, these multifunctional headlights will integrate HID projectors, turn indicators and active LED daytime running lights. The side body skirts will share the front bumper’s chrome cladding. Its front door handles and mirrors will share body color.
The interior cabin is also suspected to be technologically adept as features like HD Satellite Radio, tri-zone climate control, smartphone integration, rear-seat entertainment, LED-lit gauge cluster, power foot pedals, and driver memory setting will come as standard. Other new additions will include all-weather floor mats, telescopic steering wheel and ambient LED lighting.
Like every other modern pickup truck, the Lincoln pickup truck will too come with several safety techs. Some of the standard features would include Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Forward Collision Alert, Tire Pressure Monitoring, Driver’s Seat Alert, Seatbelt Pre-tensioners, Dual-stage Airbags, Parking Assist, Hill Start Assist, and Trailer Sway Control.
Speculations on the Powertrain
The 2018 Lincoln Mark LT will have a 5.4L V8 engine along with 8-speed automatic transmission. This transmission system will even allow manual shifting via sporty paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. The output figures of this engine are 310 HP at 5,000 RPM and 406 lb-ft torque at 3,500 RPM.
This model will be rated to tow up 5,700 lbs. The fuel economy is expected to stay around 23 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on highways. The rear-wheel-drive will come as a standard and all-wheel drive is optional.
2018 Lincoln Mark LT – Price and Launch Date
The pricing of 2018 Lincoln Mark LT is expected to start at $36,000 or so to say. Dealerships will get this new Lincoln Mark LT during the 1st quarter of 2018.