Last year's MKT concept foretold the look and flavor of Lincoln's new three-row crossover. Don't let its Ford Flex-shared chassis and powertrain architecture put you off; there's not a visible panel common between them, and the Lincoln gets an even nicer interior.

The MKT's 3.7-liter, 267-horsepower V-6 should do the job just fine, putting power down through standard front drive or optional AWD. A 350-or-so-horse, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost variant will follow within a year.

BOTTOM LINE: Another new product that demonstrates Ford really is committed to Lincoln.