Ford’s luxury car division is planning a redesigned version of the relatively new MKC. Lincoln had launched the crossover in just 2013 by unveiling its concept at the LA Auto Show. Since production ensued in 2015, this vehicle has been quite popular. That is why the American manufacturer is planning to launch the refreshed 2018 Lincoln MKC. Of course, the Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, and Porsche Macan will stay the main competitors of this compact luxury crossover SUV.
2018 Lincoln MKC: Performance
The carmaker had very recently invested close to 5 billion dollars in their Lincoln branch. The main intention was to enable the company to manufacture vehicles that can compete with European powerhouses like Audi Mercedes, and BMW. This intention has reflected in the specifications they are offering in their vehicles.
For instance, the 2018 Lincoln MKC will have a choice of two amazing engines. The first will be a 2.0-liter unit that’s capable of producing 240 hp. This model will be paired with front-wheel drive only. The all-wheel drive version will have a 2.3-liter EcoBoost unit. This engine is capable of churning out 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be paired with a six-speed auto gearbox, yet the manufacturer might offer a new 10-speed automatic transmission as well.
The 2018 MKC will be among to most fuel-efficient crossovers in its segment. Its front-wheel-drive version will have an economy of around 20 mpg in cities and 28 mpg on highways. The all-wheel drive version will have a fuel economy of 18 mpg in cities and 25 on highways. This high-riding car will take 6.6 seconds to go from 0 mph to 60 mph, which is a good acceleration for a crossover.
Price and Release Date
Lincoln has not made any formal announcement regarding the released date. However, experts speculate that the 2018 Lincoln MKC will come out this fall. It is a compact crossover meant for the family, and still, it will also have a sporty look and a number of high-end features. Therefore the price should range from $34,000 to $40,000, which will depend on the trim level you choose.
Exterior and Interior Update and Features
When it comes to the exterior design, the 2018 Lincoln MKC will look sportier than its predecessor. The mesh grille will be a bit larger and definitely more handsome. More stylish LED headlights will adorn the front as well. At the back, the rear lights will have a slimmer shape, pointing towards a minimalistic design. Lincoln’s logo though will be placed centrally in the mesh grille which is the norm. The customer will be able to choose from 18 inch, 19 inch, and 20-inch alloy wheels.
The refreshed SUV will get a new classy and stylish interior. Venetian leather will cover the seats and a part of the dash. That’s not all; elegant wooden finish will make the cabin look very elegant. So you know it is actually a luxury crossover. An active noise control will help the cabin have an ambient atmosphere as it increases sound quality inside this vehicle’s cabin. Some other features like SYNC3 infotainment system, hands-free 3-D navigation system, 360-degree airbags inside cabin and Siri Support by Apple for integration of your smartphone will be available as well.