2019 Lincoln MKC
The 2019 Lincoln MKC continues to represent the entry level of the brand’s crossover range, manipulating the bones of the Ford Escape into a proficient, comfortable luxury runabout. Sales start in summertime 2018 with the MKC continuing to present of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t announced pricing or offered a sign of the offered trim levels, but we anticipate the MKC to continue in four trims– a base Premiere, a mid-grade Select, an upmarket Reserve, and a range-topping Black Label– with costs increasing just marginally over the 2018 model.
2019 Lincoln MKC Design
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has actually discarded the MKC’s double-wing grille, replacing it with a family face that much more carefully looks like the appearance originated by the Continental and improved by the Navigator. The rectangle-shaped, chrome-heavy grille looks infinitely more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of yesteryear. The slightly improved headlights aren’t as remarkable a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, however Lincoln’s designers have actually discreetly restyled the front lights to much better match the brand’s new design language. Changes to the back are much subtler, totaling up to little more than some extra chrome trim.
2019 Lincoln MKC Changes
Changes in the cabin are likewise minor, although Lincoln did take the opportunity to up the quality of its materials, particularly in the range-topping Black Label, which continues to use three interior decoration styles– Modern (white leather and Argento wood), Indulgence (brown leather with Ziricote wood), and Center Stage (black leather with red piping and Alcantara seat inserts). Joining those themes is a new Rialto Green shade for the leather with black ash wood trim.
The larger changes in the cabin come in the equipment lineup. A wifi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard, as are forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency situation braking. On the security front, customers can add numerous other active assistants, including active park help, lane departure caution, and blind-spot displays with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Engine
While Lincoln has actually issued a rather outstanding exterior refit and dealt with some glaring drawbacks for the 2019 MKC, its changes under the hood total up to roughly nil. The base engine is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder with 245 horse power and 275 pound-feet of torque. A 2.3-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder ups the output to 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Both engines work together with 6-speed automated transmissions, which is somewhat disappointing thinking about the new-for-2019 8-speed automated coming to the MKC’s huge brother, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Look for more detailed prices and trim information ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer 2018 on-sale date.