The 2018 Lincoln MKC is set to bedazzle all the people who are eagerly waiting for the launch of this car. The USP of the crossover cars by Lincoln is that they provide the comfort and luxury of high-end SUVs but at comparatively much cheaper prices.
2018 Lincoln MKC – Redesign
The actual details have yet not been disclosed. But based on certain pictures of the test model that have surfaced, not many changes are being expected on the outside of the 2018 Lincoln MKC. The size of the new SUV will approximately be the same as the old SUV. The biggest change that will be seen on the exteriors of the Lincoln MKC is the design of the grille. Conventionally, the grill design on the Lincoln MKC was the winged design with the side panels. However, the new 2018 Lincoln MKC will have single piece grille with a shining logo of Lincoln in the center. There will be many more color options in the new Lincoln MKC. The headlights have also been modified to LED lights.
The features in the interiors of the 2018 Lincoln MKC are largely expected to remain the same. The features will be available in a particular MKC depending upon its trim level. The central infotainment system will have an 8 inch LCD screen. It will also have three voice recognition systems in the interface. The Lincoln MKC 2018 will have an array of safety features which will aid the driver in driving comfortably as well as safely. A drive assist system will be present in the SUV to help the driver avoid any road safety lapses.
The SUV also comes with a collision warning system which can warn the driver of any possibility of head-on collisions. There will be audio controls for the MP3 player on the steering wheel while the steering wheel will be covered in leather. There will be standard navigation system and automatic climate control also. A park assist feature will also be there to help the drivers park the SUV in all types of parking spots.
2018 Lincoln MKC – Under the Hood
The powertrains in the new Lincoln MKC 2018 is going to be 4-cylinder EcoBoost engines. The performance of the engine in the new version will be much better and will be at par with some of the best SUV in the industry.
The first one will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Here you can choose the version with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive version.
The second one is a stronger 2.3-liter turbocharged engine with 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. This engine is only available in all-wheel drive models.
Both engines come paired with 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
There was a rumor that for 2018 new MKC could get a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. This is the same engine which you can find in the MKX crossover. It produces 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. However, this is unconfirmed information.
2018 Lincoln MKC – Release Date and Price
As of yet, there have been no formal announcements about the date of the launch of the SUV. However, speculations are rife that the new Lincoln MKC will be in the market by the second half of the current year. The price is estimated to be around $34,000 for the base rim with the prices increasing with the trim and the added features in the SUV.
New spy photo of the facelifted MKC:
As you can see from the new spy photo, the new MKC for 2018 will get a new grille. You can see that after MKC, Continental and Navigator the facelifted MKC will also get a new grille.
As you can see the front end and rear lights are camouflaged. So, we can conclude that this parts of the crossover will be redesigned or changed.
According to this spy photo, we see that most parts of the crossover are not changed. We have earlier announced that MKC will be facelifted for 2018. So this Lincoln crossover with a new grille, headlights and rear lights we can expect on the market in the beginning of 2018, maybe even by the end of the current year.