The 2015 Lincoln MKC is a new compact luxury crossover SUV with seating for 5 guests and 25.2 cu. ft. of freight area behind its rear seat. It shares its standard architecture, base engine, and certain parts with the Ford Escape, but the MKC is otherwise distinctly various from that vehicle.
2015 Lincoln MKC Exterior Features
Key Lincoln MKC styling cues include the brand name’s trademark split-wing grille design, which is flanked by HID headlights and LED running lights. Lincoln indicate the MKC’s “high beltline and low shoulders,” stating they give the new luxury crossover SUV “a strong, sports presence.” Side mirrors are pedestal-style, and around back the brand-new MKC functions full-width LED taillights and a single-piece, clamshell-style tailgate similar to those designs utilized for the Audi Q5 and Q7.
An Approach Detection feature senses when the motorist is within a few feet of the MKC, and illuminates soft lighting in the door pockets that serves to welcome those getting in the car. The fronts lights, taillights, and license plate lighting likewise glows as the motorist and guests get in the automobile. In basic format, the MKC is equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Inside, the 2015 MKC is equipped with a brand-new steering wheel design that will be set up in all future Lincoln models. Natural leather furniture with French stitching is basic, and the MKC is geared up with the same push-button transmission equipment selection panel as the MKZ sedan. MyLincoln Touch features touch-screen operation of the SUV’s infotainment system, and the MKC includes an “always-on” smartphone connection through the standard MyLincoln Touch Mobile application, which provides owners remote access to the system.
Lincoln plans to offer MKC buyers a number of chances to update the SUV. Emphasizes consist of premium Bridge of Weir natural leather upholstery, authentic wood trim, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated wheel, THX II Certified Audio System with a 14-speaker surround-sound system, optional scenic glass Vista Roof, and a set of 19-inch aluminum wheels. An Active Park Assist system assists the motorist to park the MKC in parallel parking spaces, and a brand-new Park-Out Assist function assists the motorist to exit from tight parking circumstances. Various safety innovations are available for the brand-new MKC, too.
The 2015 Lincoln MKC is geared up with a basic turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. This engine is ranked to make 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. An Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system is optional, and gears up the MKC with Lincoln Drive Control, a continuously controlled damping suspension offering Comfort, Normal, and Sport setups.
As an upgrade, the MKC can be optioned with a new turbocharged, 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine, and will be the first Ford Motor Company vehicle to offer this nuclear power plant. In the MKC, this new engine creates 275 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 300 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm.
Highlights from the Lincoln MKC’s list of readily available security functions consist of a motorist awareness keeping track of system, blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert, and a lane-keeping system. The MKC will likewise provide a Collision Warning with Brake Support system, which is made to help the driver stay clear of, or minimize the severity of, front accidents.
Technology of the new Lincoln MKC
Making use of the “always-on” MyLincoln Mobile App and the modem embedded into every MKC, the SUV’s owner can unlock, lock, and begin the automobile remotely. The system also includes an automobile locator function for when the owner has forgotten where the MKC is parked, and offers the ability to program engine starting times so that the car is heated up or cooled off in advance of driving.