The 2007 roster of products by Lincoln from the Lincoln-Mercury Division of Ford Motor Company includes two repeating classics -- the elegant Town Car flagship sedan and Navigator, a luxurious super-size SUV. Yet three fresh nameplates also park on Lincoln's lot -- MKZ, a mid-size luxury sedan formerly badged as Zephyr, MKX the new car-like crossover SUV and Mark LT, Lincoln's big luxury truck.
Lincoln's full-size flagship sedans segment into four versions for 2007 -- entry model Signature, upgraded Signature Limited, premium Designer and stretched Signature L. All provide ample firepower through a big engine tuned with low-torque output so a driver feels the juice flowing through all four forward gears. The single-cam 4.6-liter V8 produces 239 hp and ties to a smooth automatic transmission. Standard equipment for all encompasses power adjustable pedals, a programmable keyless entry pad and dual-zone electronic automatic climate controls. And new paints like White Chocolate Clearcoat Tri-Coat and Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic dress 2007 issues.
Lincoln 's luxurious full-size SUV stocks a massive V8 and vast cabin with three tiers of seats including a third-row bench that tucks into the floor. And a new version -- Navigator L -- stretches even longer to bring 25 cubic feet more cargo space. Navigator's 5.4-liter V8 delivers 300 hp through a six-speed automatic transmission. For safety, the AdvanceTrac anti-skid gizmo with Roll Stability Control (RSC) is aboard, along with curtain-style air bags, and all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction is available. New seat designs apply in 2007 with options for Dark Ebony or Anigre wood trim in the cabin.
Alphabetic nameplates spell the future for Lincoln products. First one emerging is the MKX, a luxurious new five-seat crossover SUV as Lincoln's successor SUV to the Aviator. The unibody-based MKX presents a sporty pose off a two-box wagon design with high-tech equipment aboard and a fuel-efficient powertrain working with on-demand all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction. The dual-cam 3.5-liter V6 makes 265 hp with a six-speed automatic shifter. Standard MKX gear ranges from adaptive headlamps and a panoramic glass Vista Roof to heated and cooled bucket seats, curtain-style air bags and a THX 14-speaker audio kit with DVD navigation.
A stylish luxury sedan called Zephyr debuted in Lincoln's '06 line, but for 2007 the mid-size Zephyr switches to the name MKZ. With rechristening, MKZ scores new chrome-plated front styling and an upgrade in the power department from a new twin-cam 3.5-liter V6 that nets 263 hp through a six-speed automatic. MKZ rolls on 17-inch machined aluminum wheels and comes with front-wheel-drive (FWD) traction or optional on-demand AWD. Decor for the five-seat cabin is understated with luxurious materials in satin nickel, soft leathers and real wood plus occasional bright glints of chrome.
Lincoln's luxury truck -- riding on the full-size chassis of Ford's big F-150 -- shows Lincoln design cues like the waterfall grille up front and thick-spoke wheels plated in chrome. Inside a four-door cab, there's genuine wood accents plus soft leather on seats and textured aluminum dotting door panels and console. For high power, Ford's 5.4-liter Triton V8 kicks up 300 hp and elevates tow capacity to 8900 pounds. Optional gear extends to four-wheel-drive (4WD) traction, power adjustable pedals and a power moonroof. New Elite trim adds chrome step bars, DVD navigation and Reverse Sensing System (RSS).