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 competent, comfortable high-end runabout. Sales start in summer 2018 with the MKC continuing to roll out of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t announced prices or given an indicator 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 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, changing it with a family face that much more carefully looks like the look originated by the Continental and refined by the Navigator. The rectangular, chrome-heavy grille looks considerably more refined than the plastic-heavy double-wing of the past. The a little 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 much better match the brand’s new style language. Changes to the rear are much subtler, amounting to little bit more than some additional 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 materials, especially in the range-topping Black Label, which continues to use 3 interior design 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 come in the equipment roster. A wifi location, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all basic, as are forward-collision cautions with automatic emergency situation braking. On the safety front, customers can add several other active assistants, consisting of active park assist, lane departure caution, and blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Engine
While Lincoln has actually released a rather impressive exterior refit and addressed 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 alongside 6-speed automatic transmissions, which is somewhat disappointing considering the new-for-2019 8-speed automated concerning the MKC’s huge bro, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Search for more detailed rates and trim info ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer season 2018 on-sale date.