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 summertime 2018 with the MKC continuing to roll out of Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky factory.
Lincoln hasn’t announced prices or given a sign of the offered trim levels, but we expect 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 partially over the 2018 model.
2019 Lincoln MKC Design
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has disposed the MKC’s double-wing grille, changing it with a family face that much more closely looks like the look pioneered 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 yesteryear. The somewhat improved headlights aren’t as significant a departure from the 2018 model as the grille, but Lincoln’s designers have discreetly changed the front lights to much better match the brand name’s brand-new design language. Changes to the back are much subtler, amounting to bit more than some additional chrome trim.
2019 Lincoln MKC Changes
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 3 interior decoration 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). Signing up with those themes is a brand-new Rialto Green shade for the leather with black ash wood trim.
The bigger changes in the cabin been available in the equipment roster. A wifi location, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard, as are forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. On the security front, consumers can add numerous other active assistants, consisting of active park assist, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Engine
While Lincoln has actually issued a rather outstanding exterior refit and resolved 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 along with 6-speed automatic transmissions, which is rather frustrating thinking about the new-for-2019 8-speed automated pertaining to the MKC’s huge bro, the Nautilus.
2019 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
Look for more in-depth rates and trim information ahead of the 2019 Lincoln MKC’s summer season 2018 on-sale date.