Spied! All New Lincoln Mark LT

Spied! All New Lincoln Mark LT
Photo: Brian Williams for Brenda Priddy & Co.

For U.S. truck buyers, this pickup is unobtainable luxury. Our spies have just snapped photos of the all-new Lincoln Mark LT that Ward's recently reported will continue on sale south of the border in Mexico. The Lincoln Mark LT was discontinued in the U.S. after the 2008 model year due to slow sales. The new Mark LT is based on the 2009 Ford F-150 Platinum edition.

The front end sports Lincoln's distinct new double-waterfall grille design. It's unlike any other snout in the F-150 lineup. In fact, it's the seventh unique grille we've seen on the F-150. The front rocker panels receive Lincoln Mark LT lettering along with the tailgate, though this test mule still sports "Platinum" across the back.

A Ford spokesperson told Ward's that the Mark LT will live on because the Lincoln brand has an exclusive image in Mexico. Mexican buyers are prepared to pay more for a Lincoln-badged vehicle than they would for a similar one with a Ford blue oval.

According to Lincoln's Mexican website, a 2008 Mark LT crew cab is priced at $41,300 for a 4x2 and $46,000 for a 4x4. In the U.S., a two-wheel-drive 2009 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew starts at $40,910 and a four-wheel-drive version starts at $44,105.

The Mark LT was the second high-end hauler to not find success under Ford's luxury brand in the U.S. The first was the unique Lincoln Blackwood pickup that never caught on with buyers and was dropped in 2002.

Comments

One word "Ugly" No wonder all these US automakers are crying for money there making useless trucks. Ford and GM should get rid of these ridiulous trucks and stick to the basic trucks. Dodge is the only truck company that doesn't make these wasteful trucks, but we knwo how there doing as well, but there is no need if you want something fancy get a fancy car not fancy truck.

Stop being an idiot markman. It's Mexico only so stop worrying about it.

Define "wasteful". How is a Ford/Lincoln "wasteful or a GM truck "wasteful" but a Dodge isn't?

Last time I looked you could load up a Dodge with the same options as it's domestic rivals.

Your post was WASTEFUL!

Dodge trucks suck but i have to agree, this trucks is ugly

With that front end, I'm thinking Lincoln's going to see a decline in sales for the Mark LT, and Cadillac is going to see an Increase with the EXT. If I lived in Mexico, I wouldn't consider buying it, I'd head over to a Cadillac Dealer and get an EXT if I had to buy a luxury truck that is.

Obviously they are going to see a decline because it was discontinued in the US. If I had the money I would buy one of these from Mexico and bring it here. They look sweet and the Lincoln name is making a comeback. My next luxury vehicle is going to be a Lincoln.

There will surely be a number of folks here in the US that purchase that new Lincoln grille to install on their 2009 F150s. Right here in Houston, TX I see lots of the previous generation (2004-2008) with Mark LT grilles and wheels.

Another point: the idea of a "luxury truck" may seem wasteful, but often the purchase is an image statement by someone who can afford to divert large sums of money to a car payment. When I worked for a Ford dealer, we had lots of folks who purchased King Ranch and Harley Davidson trucks (F-150 & Super Duty) for hard work use...and they beat the crap out of these high-dollar rigs in pastures, choppy back woods trails, etc. Fenders were scratched, fog lamps were packed with mud & torn loose, beds & tailgates gouged, etc etc. Some of these guys spent 8 to 10 hrs a day in their trucks, so the subwoofers, sunroofs, leather, auto climate control, etc was "justified".

You can't switch the grilles with the '09's like you could in previous years.A commentator who was responding to the same story in AutoWeek said, "As a former Ford parts consultant I am laughing at all of those who actually think that they will be able to order a grille fo their F-150. You forget that the underlying support structure is totally different along with the hood. Try walking into your local dealer and ordering a "Lobo" nameplate. Ha, ha, ha." Also, have read the same from another individual on f150online - he couldn't get his grille off and didn't know why. lol.

I have to say, I am not a fan of the droppy eye headlight look Ford has come up with. BUT I am trying to come around and give the overall truck a fair shot... After all I was raised in a Ford family and never owned anything but Ford trucks or cars for that matter. Though I never understood the recent Lincoln re-styling of Ford vehicles. The Navigator for example... why did they think putting the largest taillights known to man was cool? Or the Blackwood... what's the deal with all those crazy lines on the bed. Now this? Who thought crapping on a normal F-150 hood/grill and calling it a Mark LT would be a good idea. I just don't understand! Stop wasting money on ugly designs and put it toward getting the new 6.2 liter out, spend money on the new 5.0 Coyote engine, or spend a little more on the R&D of the new TT 3.5L V-6 that is supposed to crank out more than my '02 5.4. Come on FoMoC!!!! Ditch these artsy designers that suck and give spend the money on the guys creating the new generation powertrain!

Hi Markman...
I'm really a huge fan of trucks and driving a truck for me is a lifestyle. I'd rather driving an old pickup truck than a "fancy car" as you said until I can get a "fancy truck" of my dream.
In my world, trucks can be fancy which more respectable than fancy cars!

Wow, Ford just designed their own Aztec. That is by far the ugliest truck-thing I've ever seen, bar none.

That pix is not taken in Mexico, the statement says AVAILIBLE for sale in Mexico. It looks like the pix was taken in Michigan, note the homes, and no leaves on the trees.

The front needs a face lift. Dman thats ugly!

Can you say tacky looking, I guess thats why they didn't sell here in the states. I think a Higher end F-150 is classier looking then this. Maybe if they would have put a little more into it then just change the hood and grill it would be better executed.

I do own a Chevrolet Silverado, but I also keep an open mind when it comes to other trucks. I think Ford has put out an execellent product with the new F-150. However, I have to say that Mark LT looks like it got beat to death with an ugly stick!

If you like the new F-150, I find it hard to believe that you would think this truck is "ugly". The two are exactly the same exterior wise except for the grille and the little chrome strip on the side.

Ford has already announced that this is for mexico only. Just because its testing in Mi, dosnt mean they will sell it here.

Only in Mexico huh

they Lincoln Mark LT is the obvious choose for Narcs
but hey that what keep Ford afloat in the today's Market

just think about
a F-150 cost 33k here right
over there it 489,000 Pesos
and no one can afford those truck that why everyone drive
Ka's, Tidas, Fiestas and other cars that are light and cheap

yes business man can afford better vehicles but you can see the line between the hard working people and the people that make money off the hard working people.

i think its dum but if theyre making money i cant complain...haha thatd be funny if chrysler put a chrysler symbol on the ram lol

Scott, I said that I thought that "Ford put out and excellent product". I said nothing about liking the looks of the truck. I know this is three weeks old but I just checked this thread again and I wanted to clarify.

I AM THE OWNER OF A MARK LT 2007-8 LINCOLN TRUCK AND I AM GETTIN 20 + MILES PER GAL AND THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY SOMEONE DOSENT STOP AND TALK TO ME ABOUT IT AND ITS LOOKS. I THINK THE LOOKS OF THE NEW ONE IS CRAP AND THE DESIGNERS MUST BE ON DRUGS AND DRIVING DOGES . THE LINCOLN / FORD PEOPLE JUST DONT HAVE IT TOGETHER AND ONE MORE BIT OF PROOF IS THE INTERIOR OF MY TRUCK . I HAVE REGULAR SEATS AND INTERIOR WITH LINCOLN EMBLEMS . I TRIED IN VAIN THROUGH 2 DEALERS TO GET ONE TO PUT A KING RANCH INTERIOR IN MY TRUCK BUT GOT NOTHING BUT BS BS BS BS . SOMEONE AT FORD NEEDS TO COME DOWN OFF THE ROOF AND TALK TO THE BUYERS THERE ARE SO MANY LITTLE THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE EASILY AND MAKE COSTOMERS MORE HAPPY . BUT NO ONE CAN EVEN TALK TO THOSE IVORY HALL GUYS NOT EVEN THEIR DEALERS . I HOPE SOMEONE CAN PASS THIS ON TO A PERSON THAT IS WITH FORD AND HAVE THEM CONTACT ME I CAN HELP THEM SAVE THE COMPANY BY JUST USING WHAT THEY HAVE . NO PROBLEM MOVING AROUND ALLREADY DESIGNED THINGS AND INCORPORATING THEM INTO THE HIGHER LINES OR JUST CO-MINGLING THEM .THE MAIN PROBLEM IS NO ONE IS TALKING TO ANYONE I GUESS . I CURRENTLY HAVE TWO OF THEM VEHICLES AND LOOKS LIKE SOON I WILL NEED TO CHANGE JUST TO GET BETTER CONFORT OR SOMETHING I WANT . GLENN LITZ

dodge trucks are great back in 1993 dodge wasent selling many truks then in 1994 they sky rocketed so kept your fuuucc up thoughts to your self

Wow, now i know that I easily can become an automitive designer because even myself, who cannot draw to save his own skin, could produce a better looking truck that that thing! UGLY!!! I think south of the Rio Grand is where this thing should go!

Horrible, es la camioneta con los cambios mas feos. si esa es la nueva version de la Mark LT definitivamente no la compro.

I don't think its bad looking, it just should be only available in black or white.

I am a Ford guy and have owned many F150's. It baffles me how a bunch of engineers could get together and agree that this front end design was a good idea. Man that's ugly!

i do live in mexico and i think this is crap, it looks really ugly with that grille that it doesnt even fits there, it would have been better if they have sold the original platinum version here and not an overpriced rebadge

I think this is the reason why the AMERICANS IDOLS are ready to fall down!!! LET US UNCELEBRATE

wouild like to see picutures of new lincoln trucks

Y U C K !!!!!! I'm disappointed.

I agree with all, that trucks front end is horrible.

this truck looks ok

ur joking dodge trucks cant pull a thing and i agree that the LT is ugly and doesnt work with the f150 design right now



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