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 begin in summer 2018 with the MKC continuing to roll out of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t revealed rates or given a sign of the available trim levels, but we expect 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 dumped the MKC’s double-wing grille, replacing it with a family face that far more closely resembles the look originated by the Continental and improved by the Navigator. The rectangular, chrome-heavy grille looks definitely more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of the past. The slightly reshaped headlights aren’t as remarkable a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, however Lincoln’s designers have subtly changed the front lights to better match the brand’s new style language. Changes to the rear are much subtler, amounting to bit more than some extra 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 products, especially 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). Joining 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 devices lineup. A wifi location, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard, as are forward-collision cautions with automatic emergency situation braking. On the safety front, clients can tack on several other active assistants, consisting of active park assist, lane departure warning, and blind-spot displays with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Engine
While Lincoln has provided 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 along with 6-speed automatic transmissions, which is rather frustrating considering the new-for-2019 8-speed automated coming to the MKC’s big bro, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Try to find more in-depth pricing and trim info ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer 2018 on-sale date.