The Lincoln MKC is a luxury crossover vehicle that was first conceived in the year 2014. The new 2016 Lincoln MKC will not be a completely new model but is expected to come with minor refreshments in various aspects of the vehicle. Alongside a new turbocharged engine, it would sport some changes in its interior features and exterior visuals. The American brand has gained a steady stream of fan following who like it not primarily because of its looks, but for its performance-oriented drive train.
2016 Lincoln MKC: Redesign Exterior and Interior
We do not expect major improvements in the exterior of this vehicle, but the word is that new Lincoln MKC will be offered in three different trim models namely Premiere, Select and Reserve. The Premium variant will be equipped with xenon headlights, LED taillights and 18 inch alloy wheels that look fantastic when the car is in motion. On the highest trim level, which is the Reserve, there will also be a panoramic sunroof, power liftgate and power folding side mirrors.
Inside of 2016 Lincoln MKC, there will be there will be luxury elements that we have normally come to expect from the automaker. It will have leather upholstered seats along with 8-way powered front seats that are heated for all 5 passengers. Wooden materials will be used here and there to adorn some precise detailing elements. Lincoln had never sacrificed on comfort no matter what the cost; same is likely to happen with 2016 Lincoln MKC.
Other technology features include MyLincoln infotainment system that is characterized by an 8 inch touchscreen system. It would control a multitude of entertainment and safety features such as satellite navigation, 9 speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control and collision warning with brake support. In addition, there will also be Bluetooth connectivity, Blind spot monitoring system and airbags to protect passengers.
2016 Lincoln MKC: Engine Specs
Like we mentioned earlier, the real attraction of 2016 Lincoln MKC will be under its hood. It would have two engines from EcoBoost family, with the first one being a 2.0 litre unit with direct injection producing 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The second variant is a 2.3 litre EcoBoost that has three advanced technologies like turbocharger, direct injection and twin independent variable cam timing.
This unit will be able to produce 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Contrary to the current model that is paired to a 6-speed auto transmission, this upcoming version will be mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission gearbox that Ford has developed in collaboration with GM. All-wheel drive system will be the standard option for luxury crossover type of vehicles. There is no official data available yet of the car’s fuel consumption rate, but we believe that it will have improved fuel efficiency than before.
2016 Lincoln MKC: Release Date and Price
The 2016 Lincoln MKC should come in the same price range as the current model, which is starting somewhere around $ 35 000 for the base version and extending over $ 48 000 for its premium end trim model. Expect the car to roll out during early parts of 2016.