Lincoln MKC is a small an luxurious SUV

Olive Hawkins
November 21, 2017

Lincoln's MKC has been substantially enhanced for 2019, bringing major improvements to the looks department as well as safety.

The MKC has proven a huge hit for Lincoln as roughly half the sales are to buyers new to the brand.

Lincoln has rolled out a new SUV called the MKC and it is small but still has the luxury touches you expect in a Lincoln. One of the biggest changes can be seen at the front where the split grille has been replaced by a more traditional one.

For more on the MKC, read the in-depth reviews at The Car Connection.

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Beneath the hood, the new MKC is powered by a standard 245-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo or an available 2.3-liter twin-scroll turbo that doles out 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is available for both engines. Lincoln MKC Reserve models are also available and feature a rich Rialto Green cabin with black ash wood accents.

As part of what the Ford sub-brand calls the "effortless ownership experience", the MKC will come with standard pickup and delivery service to and from dealerships for service visits, plus the use of a loaner Lincoln while the vehicle is being worked on.

"For Lincoln, every client is unique, and we want every element of the Lincoln shop, buy and own process to be a truly personalized and effortless experience", said Galhotra.

The 2019 Lincoln MKC is only a mid-cycle refresh - which makes sense, since I don't believe there's an update planned in the near future for the Ford Escape, off which the MKC is based.

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