The 2019 Lincoln MKC continues to represent the entry level of the brand’s crossover variety, manipulating the bones of the Ford Escape into a competent, comfy luxury runabout. Sales start in summertime 2018 with the MKC continuing to roll out of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t revealed pricing or given an indicator 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 partially over the 2018 model.
2019 Lincoln MKC Design
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has actually discarded the MKC’s double-wing grille, changing it with a family face that a lot more carefully looks like the appearance pioneered 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 yesteryear. The slightly improved headlights aren’t as dramatic a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, but Lincoln’s designers have discreetly changed the front lights to better match the brand name’s brand-new style language. Changes to the rear are much subtler, amounting to bit more than some additional 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 provide 3 interior decoration themes– 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 themes is a new Rialto Green shade for the leather with black ash wood trim.
The bigger changes in the cabin can be found in the equipment lineup. A wifi location, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all basic, as are forward-collision cautions with automatic emergency braking. On the security front, consumers can add numerous other active assistants, consisting of active park assist, lane departure warning, and blind-spot displays with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Exterior
While Lincoln has actually released a rather excellent exterior refit and resolved some glaring shortcomings for the 2019 MKC, its changes under the hood amount 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 automatic transmissions, which is rather frustrating thinking about the new-for-2019 8-speed automatic coming to the MKC’s huge brother, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Try to find more comprehensive pricing and trim details ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer season 2018 on-sale date.