The 2019 Lincoln MKC continues to represent the entry level of the brand’s crossover range, controling the bones of the Ford Escape into a skilled, comfy high-end runabout. Sales begin in summer 2018 with the MKC continuing to roll out of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t revealed prices or given an indication 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 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 closely looks like the appearance originated by the Continental and refined by the Navigator. The rectangular, chrome-heavy grille looks infinitely more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of the past. The slightly reshaped headlights aren’t as dramatic a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, however Lincoln’s designers have discreetly changed the front lights to better match the brand name’s new style language. Changes to the rear are much subtler, amounting to little bit more than some extra chrome trim.
2019 Lincoln MKC Changes
Changes in the cabin are similarly minor, although Lincoln did take the opportunity to up the quality of its products, especially in the range-topping Black Label, which continues to offer 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). Signing up with those styles is a new Rialto Green shade for the leather with black ash wood trim.
The bigger changes in the cabin been available in the devices roster. A wifi location, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard, as are forward-collision warnings with automated emergency situation braking. On the safety front, customers can tack on numerous other active assistants, including active park assist, lane departure caution, and blind-spot displays with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Engine
While Lincoln has issued a rather remarkable exterior refit and dealt with some glaring drawbacks for the 2019 MKC, its changes under the hood amount to approximately 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 alongside 6-speed automated transmissions, which is somewhat frustrating considering the new-for-2019 8-speed automated pertaining to the MKC’s huge bro, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Look for more comprehensive pricing and trim details ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer 2018 on-sale date.