Another excellent luxury crossover called the 2016 Lincoln MKC will soon hit the market. The newcomer will share underpinnings with the mighty Ford Escape, but it will look and feel more substantial. It will be powered by fuel efficient and powerful engine options that will make it good enough to compete against highest-rated small luxury SUVs such as BMW X1, Land Rover Evoque, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. It will be available in a variety of trim levels, it will be available with AWD and FWD system, and it will be technologically advanced and comfortable, what else do you need? Let’s check what has been changed and how good the Lincoln MKC 2016 really is.
2016 Lincoln MKC Interior
The cabin of the upcoming 2016 Lincoln MKC is well finished. All things and controls inside of the cabin look pretty great even though it doesn’t offer way too much of space. The cabin arrives with dash-mounted push-button gearbox controls. Thanks to this, a lot of space has been saved. The annoying slider controls have been replaced by user-friendly buttons and knobs. There is also a new MyLincoln Touch System. Besides the aforementioned changes, the cabin also gets newly designed power bucket seats that offer great comfort and laudable support. Each one of the trim levels is well equipped and it is dressed to impress for sure.
The base trim level Premiere arrives with a bunch of technological features such as active noise control, dual-zone climate control along with Sync 3/MyLincoln Touch, an audio system with nine speakers and SiriusXM radio, The MKC Reserve arrives with cooled and heated front seats, navigation system, a glass panoramic Vista Roof, blind-spot monitoring, etc. Optional equipment includes a 14-speaker THX II Certified Audio system, Climate Package, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, Active Park Assist system, etc. Moreover, the customers will be able to choose between 20 and 19-inch tire/wheel fitments.
Lincoln MKC 2016 Engine
The 2016 Lincoln MKC will be offered with two engine options. The first engine for the newcomer is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 240 horses and 270 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with the front-wheel-drive system. With the all-wheel-drive system, fuel economy is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
The second engine option for the newcomer is a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4. It is good for 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. It is available with the all-wheel-drive system and fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Both engine options are mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic shifter with manual-style control via pedals that are mounted on the steering wheel.
2016 Lincoln MKC Exterior
The front end of the new Lincoln MKC gets an elegant split-wing grille that is framed by excellent LED headlights. The rear end also gets new LED taillights. The vehicle has a sleek profile that is further enhanced by a new flowing roofline, excellently designed body panels and, of course, bold shoulder creases.
One remedy to a much better visibility among customers was the partnership with Matthew McConaughey, who is Brand Ambassador for Lincoln and also aided with advertising the MKC crossover. For 2016, Lincoln made a decision to slightly imbue the MKC with retouches for the outside as well as the inside. The makeover does not consist of layout adjustments because this is not a facelift. Lincoln provides a revised color scheme for the crossover’s external covering, with a number of brand-new choices such as Black Velvet, Luxe Metallic, as well as Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. For variations on top of the schedule food chain the MKC will be embroidered a White Sands/Espresso inside as well as a basic power liftgate. There’s also a Climate Package including a windshield wiper de-icer as well as a Trailer Tow Package for those seeking outdoors experience. The latter takes the MKC’s lugging capability to 3,000 pounds (1360 kg).