Lincoln’s MKC was introduced for the 2015 model year back in the summer of 2014. I remember it fondly as the launch event changed my life. But that’s a story for another time. The compact luxury CUV has had quite the impact on the brand, positioning itself not only as a serious conquest vehicle but as the number 1 seller in very important and lucrative China.
For 2019, Lincoln’s upped the ante with the facelifted and revised 2019 MKC. Styling-wise, the little ute sports the new corporate grille that does wonders for its street cred. The signature grille includes LED headlights. The rear’s received a few touch-ups, namely some chrome. These aesthetic efforts should be enough to entice more consumers, especially women, into picking out the vehicle. The cabin is relatively unchanged however a battery of new safety features are now on the menu.
Powering the facelifted 2019 Lincoln MKC is a pair of turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The 2.0-litre produces 245-horsepower while the 2.3-litre is good for 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. Both are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and AWD.
As important as the vehicle itself is what Lincoln will do for its new customers. Through the Lincoln Way app, owners will be able access a personal concierge, schedule pick-up and delivery and more. Lincoln’s intent is to give their customers what is most precious to them, time.
Pricing is not yet available but expect it to be in the vicinity of the 2018’s, or about $44,000 for the base version.
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