Ford’s luxury brand showed their mid-size crossover Lincoln MKX Concept for the first time in North America at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Forecasting the replacement for the Lincoln MKX in the 2016 model year, the concept shares its architecture with the 2016 Ford Edge crossover.

Distinctive style separates the two well as the MKX Concept pushes further into Lincoln’s subtle evolution of design DNA.

I think it’s the best form and composition yet of their design themes with contoured fender lines which create shoulders and hips boldly.

Lincoln’s face is also coming together more cohesively with each project, becoming more defined and of its own path. It looks more dimensional now, less wall-papered on than some current products.

Look for the new Lincoln MKX to offer some unique powertrain options above and beyond the Ford Edge. EcoBoost power is a given, likely to include the 2.3 liter four-cylinder and perhaps even a V6.

Inside, the big news will be high quality bespoke style trims and materials that include House of Weir leather hides, genuine woods, and plenty of satin finish metals.

The new MKX will also host all the latest technologies from driver warning aids to powered assistance systems for lane keeping, crash avoidance and of course parallel parking.

The new 2016 Lincoln MKX will be unveiled in 2015 with actual production likely start by about this time next year.