Lincoln is revamping its entire lineup, and as the second model to based on the brand’s new design language, the MKC hits the market as an all new small premium utility vehicle. Starting at $33,100, the MKC has room for 5 and gets 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
Using super sleek lines, the exterior of the model was crafted uniquely for its segment. It features HID headlamps with LED accents, a wrap around, hands-free liftgate with full-width LED taillamps, Approach Detection with Welcome Mat, Lincoln’s split wing grille, autofold power mirrors and available panoramic full-glass roof, and 19- or 20-inch wheels.
“Our design team worked tirelessly to create a vehicle that attracts new customers to the brand while meeting the expectations of longtime Lincoln drivers,” said Max Wolff, director, Lincoln Design. “The execution of the new liftgate is a prime example of how a premium design element can create a better customer experience.”
Lincoln uses premium materials throughout the interior of the MKC, with available wood trim, leather seating with French stitching, ambient lighting. Additional standard features and available options include an all-new leather wrapped steering wheel, a THX II Certified Audio System, Sync with MyLincoln Touch, Active Park Assist with ParkOut assist, Active Noise Control, Lane-Keeping System and BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert.
Powering the new MKC is an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with 285hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, which is mated to a six-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission. Performance highlights include Lincoln Drive Control with continuously controlled damping, Electric Power-Assisted Steering and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control.
Three different variants are available for the MKC, including the Premiere 100A, starting at $33,100, the Select 101A which starts at $36,330 and tops out with the Reserve 102A at $40,035. All three are currently available for purchase or lease here.