Lincoln Mark LT

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Lincoln Mark LT
Lincoln Mark LT long bed.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2005–2008 (U.S./Canada)
2005–2014 (Mexico)
Assembly Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
Cuautitlán, Mexico
Body and chassis
Class Full-size pickup truck
Body style 4-door truck
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
Platform Ford P2 platform
Related Ford Expedition
Ford F-Series
Lincoln Navigator
Powertrain
Engine 5.4 L (330 CID) Triton V8 (2005–2010)
Transmission 4-speed automatic (2005–2008)
6-speed SelectShift Automatic (2010–present)
Dimensions
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)
Chronology
Predecessor Lincoln Blackwood
Successor Ford F-150 Platinum (U.S./Canada)

The Mark LT is a luxury pickup truck by Lincoln, the luxury division of the American automaker Ford Motor Company. It first went on sale in January 2005 for the 2006 model year. The Mark LT is essentially a rebadged version of the popular Ford F-150 truck with a more luxury-oriented cabin. 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 only a rear-wheel drive vehicle. The Mark LT is 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 has optional all-wheel drive.

The Mark LT is based on the Ford F-150 pickup truck. It uses the same 330-cubic-inch, 300 hp (220 kW) 5.4 L Triton V8 and has four doors.

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.[1][2]

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.

Ford ceased sales of the Lincoln Mark LT in the United States and Canada after the 2008 model year.[3] In its place, Ford created an upper-end trim of the 2009 F-150 called Platinum.

Second generation (2010–2014)[edit]

Although the Mark LT was 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.[4]

As the 2015 F-Series is introduced, there is no current Lincoln version announced for either the United States or Mexico; therefore, the 2014 model year is the last for the Mark LT.

Quality[edit]

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).

Sales[edit]

Lincoln Mark LT short bed rear
Calendar Year American sales
2005[5] 10,274
2006[6] 12,753
2007 8,382
2008[7] 4,631
2009[8] 147

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CROSSOVERS, LINCOLN HIGHLIGHT FORD’S 2007 SALES PERFORMANCE; FURTHER GROWTH EXPECTED IN 2008". Media.Ford.com. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  2. ^ GM Media Online
  3. ^ "RIP: Lincoln Mark LT". September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-04. 
  4. ^ "First Look: 2010 Lincoln Mark LT Is For Mexico Only". August 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Ford Achieves First Car Sales Increase Since 1999". Theautochannel.com. 2004-11-17. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Ford Motor Company 2007 sales". January 3, 2008. 
  7. ^ "F-Series drives ford to higher market share for third consecutive month" (PDF). Ford Motor Company. January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  8. ^ "FORD CAPS 2009 WITH 33 PERCENT SALES INCREASE, FIRST FULL-YEAR MARKET SHARE GAIN SINCE 1995 | Ford Motor Company Newsroom". Media.ford.com. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 

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