The 2019 Lincoln MKC continues to represent the entry level of the brand name’s crossover range, manipulating the bones of the Ford Escape into a competent, comfy high-end runabout. Sales start in summer season 2018 with the MKC continuing to present of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t announced rates or offered a sign of the readily available 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 only partially over the 2018 model.
2019 Lincoln MKC Design
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has discarded the MKC’s double-wing grille, replacing it with a family face that much more carefully looks like the appearance pioneered by the Continental and improved by the Navigator. The rectangular, chrome-heavy grille looks definitely more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of yesteryear. The somewhat improved headlights aren’t as remarkable a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, but Lincoln’s designers have actually subtly restyled the front lights to better match the brand name’s new design language. Changes to the back are much subtler, totaling up to bit more than some extra chrome trim.
2019 Lincoln MKC Changes
Changes in the cabin are similarly small, although Lincoln did take the opportunity 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). Signing up with those styles is a brand-new Rialto Green shade for the leather with black ash wood trim.
The larger changes in the cabin can be found in the devices roster. A wifi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all basic, as are forward-collision warnings with automated emergency braking. On the security front, customers can add a number of other active assistants, consisting of active park help, lane departure warning, and blind-spot screens 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 total up to around 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 automated transmissions, which is somewhat disappointing thinking about the new-for-2019 8-speed automatic coming to the MKC’s big bro, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Look for more in-depth prices and trim info ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer season 2018 on-sale date.