New Lincolns at McKie Lincoln in Rapid City

Every generation there are updates and improvements to the vehicles you already know and love. These innovations are intended to make the customer’s life easier, and especially provide better options in entertainment, safety, and technology. Lincoln is one of the brands that has distinguished itself as a luxury line with both cars and SUVS available for anything you could want. These new Lincolns have been updated for 2017, and many of the available features are unique to each model and trim levels.

2017 – New Lincolns

MKZ

The new Lincoln MKZ is the most powerful sedan in the Lincoln lineup. The 3-liter turbocharged V6 engine it will produce over 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque but will deliver a smooth, luxurious ride despite how powerful the engine is. Available options to make your commute even better is the continuously controlled damping suspension control system and active noise control, both features part of Lincoln Drive Control.

As part of the updated line of new Lincolns, the MKZ represents elegance at its finest. With Approach Detection, the MKZ can sense your approach with keys in hand, and welcomes you with an engaging experience. After being welcomed by your sedan, the ambient lighting in the interior will activate, based on your color selection from seven choices.

Continental

The new Lincoln Continental features the Perfect Position seats, which have 30 distinct seat movements to conform completely to your unique body type and comfort level.

The Continental has the available Lincoln Drive Control but has a number of other features that make it customizable for your personal tastes. Adaptive cruise control with stop and go adjusts for other cars in front of you, using both radar and camera technology. Auto Hold will keep the brakes engaged when stopped for a more secure stop and will release when the accelerator is engaged.

MKX

The MKX is a midsize Lincoln SUV available in Premiere, Select, Reserve, and Black trim levels. The starting price for this new Lincoln is under $40,000, lower than many competitor pricing. With five seats and plenty of cargo space, there is room for everyone.

The 2017 MKX received a 5-star rating from the NHTSA and comes with optional features that will only give you piece of mind about your family’s safety. These features include: a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot detection, active park assist, 360-degree surround view camera, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and pre-collision braking.

Navigator

The Navigator is the largest and only full-size SUV Lincoln offers, weighing in at between 5,830 to 6,069 pounds! Equipped with a 3.5-liter twin turbocharged V6, the Navigator has more than enough power to deliver 9,000 pounds of towing capacity. The Navigator has more than enough towing capacity, but many passengers might not even realize they are towing such a heavy load. This is one of the ways that the new Lincolns work harder so you never have to.

The Navigator really shines in the superior safety it offers. The NHSTA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) awarded the Navigator a 5 out of 5 stars in 9 total categories: frontal barrier crash, side crash, side barrier, and combined side and pole.

New Lincolns at Mckie Lincoln in Rapid City

MKC

The 2017 MKC features the optional upgrades for the SYNC 3 and THX II Certified Auto Systems. SYNC 3 is integrated hands-free, voice-activated technology that only elevates your traveling experience on those long drives through the Colorado mountains. Your THX II auto is an amplified sound system with sophisticated technology meant to provide superior quality.

This Lincoln SUV is a compact crossover available in Premiere, Select, and Reserve trim levels. Exclusive to the MKC is the optional 2.3-liter turbo engine with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Although less power than either the Navigator or the MKT, the MKC delivers both performance and power expected of the Lincoln brand.

MKT

Another midsized SUV, the MKT is longer, leaner, and lower to the ground than other Lincoln models, but has third-row seating with seven available seats, more than the MKX or MKC. Compared to the Navigator the MKT has less bulk to maneuver in the city.

Available in two trim levels, the MKT has a 303-horsepower V6 engine and front wheel drive. The MKT 3.5 GTDI has a little-added horsepower with a 365-horsepower V6 engine, all-wheel drive, and adaptive suspension. Standard features include panoramic fixed-glass roof, a keyless entry keypad, and power-adjustable pedals. J.D Power and Associates has awarded the MKT a four of out of five for reliability, better than both the Buick Enclave and Acura MDX.

There are so many new Lincolns to choose from that deciding which one you want the most can be a tough decision. That is why Bowen Scarff Lincoln has the knowledgeable staff to educate you further about the features and options that would suit you best. Visit or call us today to find out about leasing and financing options!

Call: (844) 257-2109
Visit Us: 1157 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98032

Lincoln Motor Already Record Sales in 2017

Lincoln Already Has Record Sales in 2017 at Bowen Scarff Lincoln

Lincoln Already Has Record Sales in 2017

The year 2017 is a good year for Lincoln Motor Company and not just because Matthew McConaughey returned to film more commercials for them. The grand unveiling of the New 2017 Lincoln Continental (after 14 years of silence) and the popularity of the 2017 Lincoln MKX and MKZ, seem to be contributing greatly to something that hasn’t since much improvement in the last 10 years – sales.

In the first month of 2017, Lincoln experienced their biggest month in sales since 2007, selling a total 8,785 vehicles in the last month. Lincoln’s January sales went up 22.4% from January 2016’s sales and they are giving credit to Lincoln four new additions to the lineup.

To get more specific, the Lincoln MKX experienced a sales growth of 42.7% year-over-year delivering 2,928 units in January 2017. The all-new Lincoln MKZ followed experienced a 7.4% increase year-over-year selling 2,090 models in the month of January. Then there is the 2017 Lincoln MKC, which sold fewer models than the MKX – 1,668 units – but experienced a 16.2% increase year-over-year.

Then there is the Lincoln Continental, which rose from the grave after being off the market for 14 long years. Since its launch, the Lincoln Continental has sold 6,428 vehicles in the United States but in the month of January, they sold 1,167 units which is double what the 2016 MKS did last January.

While the Lincoln Navigator and MKT decreased in sales, Lincoln SUV sales are up 17.4% in the month of January selling a total of 5,508 units. Lincoln is expecting to see a large spike in sales late in the year with the expected release of the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator.

Last year, Lincoln sold 111,724 Lincoln vehicles, which was a 10.4% increase for the automotive brand while other cars in the luxury market only increased by 1%. This gave Lincoln the best sales to date in the last nine years. Additionally, Lincoln also tripled their sales in China, selling 32,558 vehicles by the end of 2016.

“The moment is both gratifying and encouraging.“ Said Kumar Galhotra, President of Lincoln Motor Company. “We’re pleased clients are recognizing the superior experiences and vehicles Lincoln Offers.

While it seemed in the past Lincoln may be slowly fading as a brand, the sales beg to differ. The 2017 Lincoln Continental was probably the biggest contributor to the boost in overall sales toward the end of 2016, allowing for a 64% growth in the month of December. Alone, the Lincoln Continental went up 18% in December 2016 selling 1,845 Continental sedans outselling the Audi A6 and the Lexus GS.

If we could say so ourselves, the Lincoln Continental is the car setting the bar for all other luxury vehicles below $100k. Only a month into the year 2017, and the Lincoln Continental and swooped in to be a great motivation and superhero for the Lincoln brand.

It has already been an exciting year and an exciting few months for Lincoln. Having a celebrity on board with commercials and a chic new flagship sedan rising steadily to the top of the luxury car market, 2017 looks incredibly promising and we can’t wait to see what is in store for us here at Bowen Scarff Lincoln!

To take experience the luxury of the Lincoln brand, call or visit Bowen Scarff Lincoln in North Kent, WA. We have a wide selection of the quickly-selling 2017 Lincoln lineup. Come and see us while they are selling hot!

Have you already purchased a new 2017 Lincoln vehicle? Tell us what you think of your Lincoln in the comments below!

Lincoln Auto Repair FAQs

Auto Repair in North Kent, WAVisiting the auto repair shop is something we hope never has to happen for us. Unfortunately, our car will break down at least once or twice in its lifespan. It’s unavoidable.

Part of making sure your auto repairs don’t go from “kind of bad” to “I just spent my whole savings to rescue my car,” means being proactive about doing regular maintenance on your car. One short little checkup that takes one or two hours out of your month could save you boatloads of cash in the long run.

Now, what can you do to make sure you are taking action in keeping your vehicle healthy on the road? Below are some frequently asked questions when it comes to auto repairs.

How do I know when I need to visit an auto repair shop?

In most cases, your vehicle is pretty good at telling you when it has a problem. However, just in case you don’t know the difference, here are a few recommendations.

Every sound can be a weird sound. If you are a first-time car own, it is better to be overly-cautious than intentionally blind to the weird noises you are hearing or the odd sensations your feel while driving.

Take your vehicle to the auto repair shop and talk to the auto repair technician about the sounds you’re hearing or the sensations you are feeling when driving your vehicle. Be very specific, even take the technician for a test drive if you have to. Great technicians will help you identify the problem and then give you the service you need so you can get back on the road.

Pay attention to your temperature gauges, any check engine lights, and other gauges on your cluster. Often times, there are clear indicators of when you need to visit a auto repair shop.

How often should I change my oil?

So oil doesn’t just lubricate the moving parts in your engine. It also absorbs water and other particles to keep them from affecting your engine. Once the oil is saturated, it stops lubricating the moving parts, which can cause friction. Friction in the engine can cause many other problems that result in costly repairs.

Most technicians are recommending that you change your oil every 3,000 miles. Some would argue that is too soon, but depending on how often you drive your car, it may not be the worst thing. If you feel like 3,000 is still too early, you can also change your oil somewhere around 5,000. If you own a car that uses synthetic oil, however, you may not have to get an oil change for up to 10,000 miles!

How often should I check my antifreeze?

Prestone, the company known for antifreeze sales, recommends checking your antifreeze levels at least every two weeks. While this may seem tedious, it is a lot less tedious than the anger you will feel when you have to pay an arm and a leg to repair your cooling system. Checking your antifreeze regularly will help you monitor your levels, and if your levels ever drop below the line, you will know it’s time to visit a repair shop. If you don’t know how to check your antifreeze level, check out your owners manual. Running low on coolant could cause your car to overheat.

You should change your antifreeze every 2-3 years.

Who should I do if my check engine light is on?

There are places you can go to get a “free check” if your engine light decides to grace you with its presence. The free check engine will help you figure out why the light is on. The customer service clerk will tell you the problem, and you can finally go to an auto repair shop to fix the problem.

If you decide to drive while your check engine light on, use caution. The problem may be large or small, but you should still visit a service center as soon as possible.

How important is a timing belt and when should it be replaced?

Timing belts are incredibly important and you won’t know how important they are until they break. Since we never know when the timing belt is approaching death, technicians recommend replacing your timing belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. If you are buying a used car, it is important to ask the seller if they have recently replaced the timing belt.

Where is the best place to get my Lincoln vehicle serviced?

There are many places in Kent where you can get your Lincoln serviced. However, Bowen Scarff Lincoln technicians are specifically trained in servicing your Lincoln vehicle. They highly believe in customer service and will do everything they can to make sure you’re safe on the road.

Thank goodness for auto repair services! Without them, who knows what kind of condition our vehicles would be in! If you are experiencing problems with your Lincoln vehicle, Don’t wait another moment!

Call or visit us today at Bowen Scarff Lincoln in North Kent, Washington to get the services you need catered specially to your Lincoln vehicle!

To see what other services we offer and service specials we have on promotion, visit our website and learn more!

A History For Lincoln Lovers

A History for Lincoln LoversLooking through the history of the Lincoln brand, you wouldn’t expect that they had difficulties, especially after nearly 100 years of production. But having lasted through decades of time, passed from one brand to the next, Lincoln has continued to show their resilience as a brand with their sleek styles of luxury vehicles.

Founded by Henry M. Leland, he named the brand after President Abraham Lincoln, after he voted for him back in 1864. Lincoln began as their own brand of luxury vehicles in 1917 when they built the first Lincoln Model L. In addition to their vehicle production, they also co-assembled Liberty V12 aircraft engines using Ford Motor Company as their cylinder suppliers. Because the brand was founded during the WWI period, Lincoln found that most of their clientele was military.

While everything seemed promising in the beginning, the company faced severe financial difficulties after the creation of the Model L as well as the loss of revenue around the production of Liberty engines.

After just five years of production, Lincoln went bankrupt after selling only 150 cars total in the year 1922. That same year, Lincoln sold to Ford Motor Company for $8 million. Even though Lincoln sold to Ford, they still struggled to keep a stable brand of loveable cars. Regardless, that didn’t stop them from working to invent their models throughout the years.

Between the 1920s and the 1950s, designers experimented greatly with the models creating some of Lincoln’s most notable styles, although many didn’t last very long. In 1924, a line of touring sedans, known as Police Flyers, were built and used primarily for the Police Department. After the production of the Lincoln-Zephyr in 1932, designer, Eugene T. “Bob” Georgie, worked to create a smaller version of the Zephyr and stumbled upon a design for the soon to come, Lincoln Continental.

In April 1940, to better compete with other brands like Chrysler, Packard, and GM (Cadillac), Lincoln changed to the Lincoln Division of Ford Motor Company, bringing Lincoln further under the Ford brand. That same year, the Lincoln Contentinental was created by Edsel Ford, who tired of the original boxy vehicle and wanted a luxury vehicle to drive while on holiday. From this point on, the Continental went back and forth between being the go-to car of the brand and the car they cut out when trying something new.

A few years down the road, the Lincoln-H series was offered in coupe, sedan, and limousine design and equipped with the Lincoln V12. In 1945, Lincoln merged with Mercury, and four years later, the Continental was discontinued to make room for a new EL-Series which matched a similar styling to the Mercury Eight.

Thirty years later, in 1980, Lincoln downsized and a year later, Continental was yet again placed on hiatus to make room for another experiment, the Town Coupe. Apparently, it didn’t turn out too well because the Town Coupe came off the market a year later and the Continental was added back to help compete with Cadillac.

At the turn of the 90s, Lincoln fell behind in sales after having to compete with other motor companies in Japan, South Korea, and America. Then, in 1998, Lincoln caught a break when they were added to Premier Automotive Group (PAG) a division that allowed Lincoln to start selling their brand alongside imported vehicles like Jaguar, Volvo, Aston Martin, and Land Rover. Around this same time, Lincoln made great changes to the style of the models, adding a little of the European influence to make them seem more like a luxury vehicle.

By 2014, Lincoln was still holding strong and was able to introduce their brand to China. In addition, their sales increased by 16% and 7% in 2015.

While many of the original, classic models of Lincoln have been discontinued and long forgotten, the brand still lives, prospering greatly in the current days. Today, the brand continues to celebrate it’s most successful models with a new 2017 Lincoln Continental and the slightly less recent 2016 Lincoln MKC. Luxury sedans aren’t all they are known for anymore. Lincoln has successfully created a line of sleek crossovers like the 2016 Lincoln MKX Crossover.

Lincoln now sells their vehicles to select countries around the world including, North America, China, the Middle East, and South Korea.

To see the new brand of stunning Lincoln brands, check out Bowen Scarff Lincoln’s inventory.