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 proficient, comfy high-end runabout. Sales begin in summer season 2018 with the MKC continuing to roll out of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t announced prices or provided a sign of the available 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 costs increasing only marginally over the 2018 model.
2019 Lincoln MKC Design
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has disposed the MKC’s double-wing grille, replacing it with a family face that far more carefully resembles the look originated by the Continental and fine-tuned by the Navigator. The rectangle-shaped, chrome-heavy grille looks definitely more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of yesteryear. The a little reshaped headlights aren’t as dramatic a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, but Lincoln’s designers have actually discreetly changed the front lights to better match the brand name’s new design language. Changes to the back are much subtler, totaling up to little bit more than some extra chrome trim.
2019 Lincoln MKC Changes
Changes in the cabin are similarly minor, although Lincoln did seize the day to up the quality of its products, especially in the range-topping Black Label, which continues to use 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). Joining those styles is a new Rialto Green shade for the leather with black ash wood trim.
The larger 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 automated emergency braking. On the security front, consumers can tack on several other active assistants, consisting of active park assist, lane departure warning, and blind-spot screens with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Engine
While Lincoln has provided a rather impressive exterior refit and resolved some glaring shortcomings 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 horsepower 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 rather frustrating considering the new-for-2019 8-speed automatic coming to the MKC’s big brother, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Look for more in-depth prices and trim details ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summertime 2018 on-sale date.