The 2019 Lincoln MKC continues to represent the entry level of the brand name’s crossover range, controling the bones of the Ford Escape into a skilled, comfy high-end runabout. Sales start in summertime 2018 with the MKC continuing to present of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t revealed rates or provided a sign of the offered trim levels, however we anticipate the MKC to continue in 4 trims– a base Premiere, a mid-grade Select, an upmarket Reserve, and a range-topping Black Label– with rates increasing just partially over the 2018 model.
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has actually discarded the MKC’s double-wing grille, changing it with a household face that far more carefully looks like the appearance originated by the Continental and improved by the Navigator. The rectangle-shaped, chrome-heavy grille looks considerably more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of the past. The somewhat improved headlights aren’t as significant a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, however Lincoln’s designers have actually discreetly changed the front lights to much better match the brand name’s new style language. Changes to the back are much subtler, totaling up to bit more than some additional chrome trim.
Changes in the cabin are likewise small, although Lincoln did seize the day to up the quality of its products, especially in the range-topping Black Label, which continues to provide 3 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). Signing up with those styles is a new Rialto Green shade for the leather with black ash wood trim.
The larger changes in the cabin been available in the devices lineup. A wifi location, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all basic, as are forward-collision cautions with automated emergency situation braking. On the security front, consumers can add numerous other active assistants, consisting of active park help, lane departure caution, and blind-spot screens with rear cross-traffic alert.
While Lincoln has actually released a rather outstanding exterior refit and attended to some glaring imperfections for the 2019 MKC, its changes under the hood total up to around 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 along with 6-speed automated transmissions, which is rather frustrating thinking about the new-for-2019 8-speed automated pertaining to the MKC’s huge sibling, the Nautilus.
Search for more comprehensive rates and trim details ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summertime 2018 on-sale date.