The Lincoln MKC is pretty a new car in the world of automobiles. The compact premium crossover was sold for the first time in 2014. It comes with impressive exterior features, a luxurious interior, and powerful engine choices. Lincoln is planning to bring in a new model in order to grab a bigger share of this segment of vehicles. The new car will get the model name, 2017 Lincoln MKC.
2017 Lincoln MKC – Body and Design:
If you have seen Ford Escape & Ford Kuga, you can have a clue of how the upcoming MKC will look like. This is because it will share a design platform (Ford Global C) with the two cars. You can look forward to a sporty look brought about by sharp lines and smoothened edges. The exterior will be crowned up by a variety of classic colors.
As for the features, you can wait to see the usual Lincoln meshed grille in the front fascia. Other front features to expect in the 2017 Lincoln MKC include: narrow headlights, refreshed fog lights and a new bumper. The car’s sleekness will be evidenced in the back side. There will be long, elegant taillights and well-positioned, modern exhaust pipes. The sides will get 18-inch wheels, stylish side mirrors, and decorated door handles.
The cabin of the 2017 Lincoln MKC will welcome you with an amazing color scheme, top-of-the-class wood paneling and leather upholstery. The carmaker is planning to widen the exterior, so you can expect a more spacious car this time round. Some new covers and more controls will be installed on the steering wheel and seats. The dashboard is expected to carry most of the car’s technological features. You can look forward to a number of LCD screens on this part. You can also wait to see a powerful audio system featuring a radio, speakers, and a CD player. Moreover, the car is expected to come with an automatic climate control system, a more functional navigation system and a number of connectivity features.
2017 Lincoln MKC – Power Unit, Safety, and Security:
The Lincoln compact crossover will feature two engines choices. You can look forward to a 2.0-liter I4 capable of cranking 240 hp and 268 lb-ft. You can also anticipate for a 2.3-liter I4 with a drivetrain capacity of 288 hp and 310 lb-ft. Power from either of the two engines will be transferred to the wheels with the help of a 6-speed automatic gearbox. On the side of fuel economy, the vehicle is expected to record 21 mpg in cities and 30 mpg on highways. In addition, some upgrades will be made on the powertrains to make sure the car emit less CO2.
Safety & Security:
There will both basic and advanced protection features in the upcoming MKC. Some of them include cruise control, keyless entry, airbags, blind-spot monitors, ABS, lane-keep assist, seatbelts, and parking assist.
2017 Lincoln MKC – Price, Release Date and Competition:
The new 2017 Lincoln MKC will be offered at a relatively fair price. The price will start at $34,000, and may go up to $41,000 for the car with premium features. According to the American automobile manufacturer, the upcoming crossover will hit the market in the second half of 2016.
The following cars are the ones expected to go head to head with the eagerly awaited 2017 Lincoln MKC: Acura RDX, Mercedes-Benz GLK, Buick Envision, GMC Terrain, Audi Q5, Infiniti EX, Toyota Highlander and BMW X3.