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 luxury 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 given an indication of the offered trim levels, however 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 disposed the MKC’s double-wing grille, changing it with a household face that much more carefully resembles the look originated by the Continental and improved by the Navigator. The rectangular, chrome-heavy grille looks infinitely more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of the past. The slightly improved headlights aren’t as significant 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’s brand-new design language. Changes to the back are much subtler, amounting to little bit more than some additional 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 materials, particularly in the range-topping Black Label, which continues to offer three interior design 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 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 roster. A wifi location, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard, as are forward-collision cautions with automatic emergency braking. On the safety front, consumers can tack on a number of other active assistants, consisting of active park help, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Exterior
While Lincoln has provided a rather remarkable exterior refit and addressed some glaring imperfections for the 2019 MKC, its changes under the hood amount to roughly 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 somewhat disappointing considering the new-for-2019 8-speed automated coming to the MKC’s huge brother, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Look for more in-depth prices and trim information ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer 2018 on-sale date.