The 2019 Lincoln MKC continues to represent the entry level of the brand’s crossover variety, controling the bones of the Ford Escape into a proficient, comfortable high-end runabout. Sales begin in summer season 2018 with the MKC continuing to roll out of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t announced pricing or offered an indication of the 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 rates increasing just marginally over the 2018 model.
2019 Lincoln MKC Design
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has actually disposed the MKC’s double-wing grille, replacing it with a family face that a lot more carefully resembles the appearance originated by the Continental and refined by the Navigator. The rectangular, chrome-heavy grille looks definitely more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of yesteryear. The slightly reshaped headlights aren’t as dramatic a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, however Lincoln’s designers have actually discreetly restyled the front lights to better match the brand’s new design language. Changes to the rear are much subtler, totaling up 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 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 brand-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 automated emergency situation braking. On the safety front, consumers can tack on a number of other active assistants, including active park assist, lane departure caution, and blind-spot screens with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Exterior
While Lincoln has provided a rather impressive exterior refit and addressed some glaring imperfections for the 2019 MKC, its changes under the hood total up 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 alongside 6-speed automatic transmissions, which is somewhat disappointing thinking about the new-for-2019 8-speed automatic concerning the MKC’s big bro, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Try to find more detailed rates and trim info ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer season 2018 on-sale date.