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2014 Lincoln Mkx Introduces Tree-based Alternative To Fiberglass For Interior Parts

By Author: Dana Morris
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The Lincoln Motor Company is known for its great features, reliable vehicles and classic style. Lincoln is now taking that third factor to a whole new level by using tree-based alternative to standard fiberglass for the interior parts of the 2014 Lincoln MKX model.

The compound that makes up this new interior was designed by Weyerhaeuser, a renewable solutions pioneer, and it was designed and assembled by longtime Lincoln partner and renowned auto parts supplier Johnson Controls. This eco-friendly interior has been a long time coming, as Lincoln, Weyerhaeuser and Johnson Controls have been collaborating in this endeavor for three years.

Our non-renewable resources are dwindling very quickly; this has been causing related prices to spike at rates exponentially faster than regular inflation. Climate change is already sweeping the globe in ways that range from flashes subtropical weather patterns to deep freezes in regions known for warm weather throughout the year. In order to help the mitigation efforts of both of these effects, the 2014 Lincoln MKX alternative interior will be composed of a renewable tree-based material.

The development process began with Weyerhaeuser using naturally hardy fibers harvested from trees -- instead of glass fibers -- as the foundation of the resin. This led to the invention of a new compound now known as cellulose reinforced polypropylene. It is as strong as fiberglass but its tree fiber composition makes cellulose reinforced polypropylene a much lighter alternative.

One of the major parts of physics that can really harm the performance of a vehicle is its weight. Weight will slow a vehicle down, make it more difficult to make turns and make stopping take longer. By making the Lincoln MKX lighter with this lighter 2014 cellulose reinforced polypropylene alternative interior, Lincoln is mitigating the negative effects of weight on the vehicle in all respects.

Fuel efficiency is an important factor to consider when browsing for a new vehicle. Not only does poor fuel efficiency bear the inconvenience of frequent visits to the pump, but it is also very expensive.

Already known for the stellar fuel efficiency of its vehicles, The Lincoln Motor Corp has enhanced the 2014 Lincoln MKX with its new alternative interior. The lighter weight created by the new cellulose reinforced polypropylene interior will keep 2014 Lincoln MKX owners -- and their wallets -- away from the pump more often.

The company has already made it clear that this improved interior is not going to be exclusive to the MKX model line. You can expect future installations of other Lincoln models to contain the exact same cellulose reinforced polypropylene interior. Also, they plan on continued research and development efforts with their partners to improve the strength, environmental friendliness and light weight of the material.

As The Lincoln Motor Company continues to develop cellulose reinforced polypropylene parts alongside of partners Weyerhaeuser and Johnson Controls, they plan on possibly developing larger vehicle components made of fiberglass. If they are successful in this endeavor, the benefits already seen by this groundbreaking material will be enhanced exponentially.

The Lincoln Motor Company has made it clear that using the cellulose reinforced polypropylene compound as a 2014 Lincoln MKX alternative interior is only the beginning. You can soon expect the interiors --and other parts -- of all Lincoln vehicles to be lined with this more rapidly produced, eco-friendly, lighter and fuel efficient material.

This is just one of many ways in which The Lincoln Motor Company is pushing the envelope when it comes to producing the best luxury vehicles that one can find anywhere. Expect more developments like this soon.

Tom Roush Lincoln Mazda in Indianapolis is your full-service Lincoln Mazda dealership, providing new and preowned Lincoln Mazda cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. If you are searching for car dealers using the keywords Lincoln Indianapolis or Indianapolis area Lincoln dealers, visit our dealership today.

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