By Nauman Farooq
Ford of Canada has reasons to celebrate, as not only the Oakville, On. built Ford Flex won the ‘Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year’ award by AJAC (Automobile Journalist Association of Canada), but also that the new Lincoln MKT crossover is contracted to be built in Oakville too.
The MKT is heavily based on the Flex, and retains its seven-seater layout. However, while the Flex makes do with a 3.5-liter, V6, the MKT gets a 3.7-liter, V6 which produces 268hp. The 3.5-liter, EcoBoost, turbo-charged V6 with 355hp will also be available on this vehicle.
The MKT also gets “Active Park Assist”, which parallel parks the car for you pretty much, plus other impressive features like adaptive cruise control, auto high beam headlights, rain sensing wipers and “EasyFuel” capless fuel-filler system, so you won’t ever struggle with a stubborn fuel cap on a cold winters morning.
The MKT certainly offers leading-edge technology and it will be in showrooms later this year.