Lincoln Updates the MKC

December 23, 2017

Lincoln Updates the MKC

Lincoln’s luxury SUV, the MKC, is getting an update. For the 2019 model, the American car manufacturer is giving the car a new face and styling.

Lincoln unveiled the newly designed model at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. One of the most notable redesigned elements was the nose of the SUV, which echoes that of Lincoln’s 2018 Navigator. Compared to the 2018 MKC, it is much more rectangular in shape. The 2019 MKC switches out the split-wing grille for a grill mesh, giving the car a contemporary look. The vehicle also comes with LED headlamps and tailgate accents that were not included in the 2018 model.

The technology available in the 2019 MKC is carried over from the 2018 model. The SYNC 3 connectivity system comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In regard to safety technology, the 2019 model comes with a few handy optional features that help prevent car accidents such as: pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, blind spot information system, active parking assist, lane-keeping alert, and dynamic cruise control. 

The interior of the vehicle still maintains the luxurious look and feel that Lincoln is known for putting in their cars. The 2019 model will allow consumers to take a pick from the design themes available under Lincoln’s Black Label that drapes the car in high grade interior materials and comes in unique designs inspired by fashion, art, and history. Each of the three themes (Modern Heritage, Indulgence, and Center Stage) under the Black Label come with their own specific wood-tone trims, leather colors, and design details.

The 2019 MKC still maintains the same performance standards as the 2018 model. For one, it will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can go up to 245 horsepower. If you want an upgrade, you can switch that engine out for the 2.3-liter four-cylinder. Both engines will still come with a six-speed automatic transmission, and you can choose to have a front or all-wheel drive. 

The 2019 MKC is expected to arrive in the summer of 2018. The price of the vehicle has not been revealed yet, but it will be announced shortly before the release. The current estimate is that the 2019 model will be priced the same as the 2018 model, starting off at $34,280.

Lincoln has been a major staple in the American car scene ever since it was first founded in 1917, and 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for them with the newly redesigned MKC. We are excited to see what Lincoln does next.