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 qualified, comfortable high-end runabout. Sales start in summer 2018 with the MKC continuing to roll out of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t revealed rates or offered a sign of the readily available trim levels, but we expect the MKC to continue in four trims– a base Premiere, a mid-grade Select, an upmarket Reserve, and a range-topping Black Label– with rates 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, changing it with a household face that a lot more carefully looks like the look originated by the Continental and fine-tuned by the Navigator. The rectangular, chrome-heavy grille looks infinitely more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of yesteryear. The somewhat reshaped headlights aren’t as dramatic a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, but Lincoln’s designers have actually subtly changed the front lights to better match the brand’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 likewise small, although Lincoln did take the opportunity to up the quality of its products, especially in the range-topping Black Label, which continues to use 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 larger changes in the cabin been available in the devices lineup. A wifi location, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard, as are forward-collision warnings with automated emergency braking. On the security front, clients can tack on numerous other active assistants, consisting of active park help, lane departure warning, and blind-spot displays with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Engine
While Lincoln has actually issued a rather outstanding exterior refit and addressed some glaring shortcomings 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 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 frustrating considering the new-for-2019 8-speed automated coming to the MKC’s huge bro, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Look for more detailed rates and trim info ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer season 2018 on-sale date.