The 2019 Lincoln MKC is set to receive a mid-cycle update ahead of its arrival in the summer of next year. Since 2014, the MKC has been Lincoln’s most famous crossover in the lineup owing to its relatively affordable pricing compared to its competitors. The refresh would give this smallest SUV the latest family look, which premiered on the newly launched Continental sedan.
Lincoln has equally divulged plans to transplant the face of the Navigator SUV onto the MKC. The updated vehicle will attain a plethora of active safety techies that complement the new schnoz. Not many changes are expected underneath, as the automaker retains a choice of two 4-cylinder turbocharged drivetrains along with either FWD or AWD.
2019 Lincoln MKC Changes and Updates
It is imperative to note that the inbound MKC would only receive a mild facelift. Do not expect an all-new car, but rather a slight update in the front and rear ends. Up front, you will notice the most considerable change with the company scrubbing the horizontal-slat wing in favor of a rectangular mesh grille.
The 2019 Lincoln MKC now features a new front end which reflects that of the boldly styled Continental. At the rear end, a horizontal chrome strip tops the license plate, and the automaker has added new wheel choices to the catalog.
2019 Lincoln MKC Interior
Inside, Lincoln has introduced natural tones that create a striking and welcoming interior space. Besides, a panoramic roof is available to bring forth an airy and revitalizing feel. The revised MKC is set to carry over three Black Label themes namely Modern Heritage, Indulgence, and Center Stage. These premium themes come with a new Rialto Green cabin featuring black ash accents.
There is a variety of new tech features inside the 2019 Lincoln MKC. Among the standard features in this model encompass SYNC3 with 4G LTE modem, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi, and USB ports. It also has new electronic driver assistance to let you avoid trouble on the road.
Some of its active safety elements include active-park assist, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and also across traffic alert.
2019 Lincoln MKC Engine and Transmission
The 2019 Lincoln MKC carries over two engine options from the previous edition. One of the power plants is a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 that yields approximately 245-horsepower and 272-lb.ft of torque. The fuel economy on the city/highway is 21/28 mpg (FWD), 19/25 mpg (AWD).
The next one is 2.3L turbocharged I-4 that makes up to 285-horsepower and 305-lb.ft of torque. The two powertrain choices come with either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive system. This one will get 18/25 mpg (AWD).
2019 Lincoln MKC Towing Capacity
The new model 2019 Lincoln MKC comes with great towing capacity. With the optional Trailer Tow Package, it can tow maximum 3,000 pounds. However, if we compare it with a Q5 model that can tow 4,400-pound figure, the MKC is losing.
2019 Lincoln MKC MSRP and Release Date
The 2019 Lincoln MKC is likely to hit our streets in this year’s summer if our latest reports are true. Lincoln is yet to announce the value of this refreshed machine, but it is likely to set its pricing in the region of $34,280. The updated MKC will battle it out for a market share once it finally lands in the US showrooms this summer.
Some of its key rivals include the likes of Cadillac XT5, Buick Encore, Volvo XC60, Audi Q5, and BMW X5. Overall, the reimagined Lincoln MKC will become a potent competitor when it finally becomes available at dealers globally. We are eager to see what transpires as this vehicle fights for its share of the market space.