With Ford’s capability and extra touch of style and luxurious, Lincoln’s cars provide remarkable operating experience. The smallest in brand’s crossover SUV array, the compact MKC model combines the running gear of Ford’s Escape with Lincoln’s sense of style and luxury. The model offers more common gear than most of its rivals and with the adaptive suspension option it delivers particularly variable ride. The model was all-new for the 2015 model year and the new variation may come as the 2018 Lincoln MKC.
WHAT COULD BE CHANGED?
Lincoln hasn’t unveiled its options for the new MKC model. On the other hand, some places suggesting a new more gasoline efficient engine option coupled with some design changes and even more common features.
2018 LINCOLN MKC: STYLING
The MKC gives most of its underpinning with the Ford Escape but from the visual perception this model features unique page steel and design elements. Lincoln explains the design of that model as “Elegant athleticism” and indeed this compact crossover looks very attractive. But, Lincoln hasn’t said what changes would be observed on the new 2018 Lincoln MKC. According to some places this car won’t modify much. As things now stand, the split-wing-grille design would likely survive for another model year despite some of the brand’s latest models have adopted a new grille design. The new grille remains as the likelihood but we will understand that closer to model’s release.
On the other hand, the profile of the model will not modify from the current version. The rear area should also continue with the full-width taillights. The model should, however, offer the new outer shades and wheel alternatives should can be found in 18-, 19- and 20-inch versions.
Inside the cabin of the new MKC, the passengers will like in its calm and comfortable nature. A high product quality and extended list of standard functions will soon be joined with the latest Sync3 infotainment system and sophisticated driver aids.
An instinctive and responsive infotainment system will soon be available in all trim alternatives which will reunite in the same range. The base models may include some functions reserved for the higher-spec models. Available in that trim will soon be leather upholstery, power and heated entrance seats, driver storage setting, dual-zone weather get a handle on, keyless entry and ignition, etc. Updates in upper trim levels may include an enhanced leather upholstery, unique outer and interior accents, 19- and 20-inch wheels, versatile suspension, heated rear seats and steering wheel, etc.
For the safety applications, the model may offer a long number of the advanced features. It are certain to get lane departure warning and intervention, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, frontal collision warning and emergency braking, etc. Most of these functions could be available on all versions.
2018 LINCOLN MKC: POWERTRAINS, MPG
For the new model year, the 2018 Lincoln MKC can add a new turbocharged engine option. The new engine should be the most gasoline efficient version. It will be a 1.5-liter EcoBoost that produces 179 hp and torque of 177 lb-ft in Ford’s Escape. Yet another possibility is a new intelligent transmission.
On the other hand, to date available turbocharged four-cylinder engines should also be on the offer. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost will produce around 240 hp and torque of 270 pound-feet. The fuel economy with this engine will be around 23 mpg on the combined basis.
A more powerful 2.3-liter four-cylinder can provide around 285 hp and torque of 305 lb-ft. The combined fuel economy will be around 21 mpg.
2018 LINCOLN MKC: ARRIVAL, PRICE
With the base price of around $33, 000, the new 2018 Lincoln MKC should be available by the end of this year. The high-end designs may achieve $50, 000.