Lincoln Mark LT
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The Lincoln Mark LT is a luxury pickup truck that was sold by Lincoln. It first went on sale in January 2005 for the 2006 model year. The Mark LT is essentially a rebadged luxury-trimmed version of the popular Ford F-150 truck. The Mark LT is a successor to the failed 2002-only Lincoln Blackwood (which was never sold in Canada), Lincoln's only other pickup truck, which was a rear-wheel drive vehicle. The Mark LT was built at Ford's River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and at the Ford Cuautitlan plant in Cuautitlán, Mexico, on the same lines as the closely related Ford F-150. The Mark LT also had optional all-wheel drive.
|Lincoln Mark LT|
|Manufacturer||The Lincoln Motor Company (Ford Motor Company)|
|Production||2005–2008 (U.S. and Canada)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Full-size luxury pickup truck|
|Body style||4-door pickup truck|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive|
|Platform||Ford P2 platform|
|Engine||5.4 L (330 CID) Triton V8 (2005–2010)|
|Transmission||4-speed automatic (2005–2008) |
6-speed SelectShift Automatic (2010–2014)
|Wheelbase||139 in (3,531 mm)|
151 in (3,835 mm) (long bed)
|Length||223.8 in (5,685 mm)|
235.8 in (5,989 mm) (long bed)
|Width||78.9 in (2,004 mm)|
|Height||2WD: 73.5 in (1,867 mm) |
4WD 76.0 in (1,930 mm)
|Successor||Ford F-150 Platinum/Limited (U.S. and Canada)|
Ford Lobo Platinum (Mexico)
Lincoln had hoped to sell 13,000 Mark LTs annually in the United States. The Mark LT was more successful than the Blackwood in its first year of sales with 10,274 sold in the first calendar year of sales (February 2005 through February 2006). The 2006 Mark LT outsold the Cadillac Escalade EXT, but the 2007 EXT gained on the Mark LT's sales consistently.
First generation (2006–2008)Edit
For 2007, the Mark LT received a grille facelift, optional DVD-based navigation system and other luxury and cosmetic features. For 2008, the Mark LT received the addition of the color of Light French Silk clearcoat metallic and an optional rearview camera back-up system.
Second generation (2010–2014)Edit
Although the Mark LT met with slow sales and cancellation in the United States, in Mexico, Lincoln dealers found the pickup to become the best-selling model for the division. As a result, Lincoln received an all-new Mark LT for the 2010 model year. Based upon the twelfth generation F-150 introduced a year before, the Mark LT shared its trim with the F-150 Platinum. To differentiate it from the Navigator, the Mark LT was given a split grille in the style of the MKS and MKT.
The Mark LT was built in two versions alongside the F-150: the short-bed Dearborn and the long bed Cuautitlán.
With the introduction of the 2015 F-Series, no Lincoln LT was created, making the 2014 model year the last for the Mark LT.
J.D. Power Quality listed the Mark LT as overall dependability for all 3 years it was manufactured as "among the best" (with a minimum 4 stars for the 2006 variant in initial quality).
|Calendar Year||American sales|
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