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 skilled, comfortable luxury runabout. Sales begin in summertime 2018 with the MKC continuing to roll out of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t announced rates or given a sign of the readily available trim levels, but 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 prices increasing just marginally over the 2018 model.
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has actually disposed the MKC’s double-wing grille, changing it with a family 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 definitely more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of the past. The a little reshaped headlights aren’t as dramatic a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, however Lincoln’s designers have discreetly restyled the front lights to much better match the brand name’s new design language. Changes to the rear are much subtler, amounting to little more than some additional chrome trim.
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 provide three 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 brand-new Rialto Green shade for the leather with black ash wood trim.
The larger changes in the cabin been available in the devices roster. A wifi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard, as are forward-collision cautions with automatic emergency braking. On the safety front, clients can tack on numerous other active assistants, consisting of active park assist, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert.
While Lincoln has actually provided a rather outstanding exterior refit and attended to 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 automatic transmissions, which is somewhat frustrating considering the new-for-2019 8-speed automatic coming to the MKC’s huge bro, the Nautilus.
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