Lincoln’s present-day MKS and MKT full-sizers are excellent luxury appliances, save for one rather important aspect: infotainment. The current models don’t offer the feature-rich MyLincoln Touch system — and that’s definitely not a competitive advantage when cross-shopping other vehicles that start at over $41k. All that, however, is about to change.
Sources let us know that both the MKS and MKT will receive MyLincoln Touch systems in the upcoming refresh for the 2012-2013 model year. The D3- and D4-based vehicles will also receive redesigned interiors with touch-sensitive media and climate controls akin to the 2011 MKX, complementing the MyLincoln Touch implementations.
The Motrolix Take
The touch-sensitive controls on the MKX are some of the best cabin tech in the world — and bringing the same level of functional refinement and stellar design to the MKS and MKT will only make them that much more competitive.
However, the real elephant in the room when it comes to both vehicles is their respective positioning in the luxury segment. Neither are true segment leaders, competing in a space between mid- and full-sized luxury sedans and crossovers. And adding cabin tech, no matter how great, won’t help their “in-between” status until a thorough redesign and strategic revamp take place.