2015 Ford Lincoln MKC is a vehicle that is supposed to mark the starting of the brands reinvention by targeting a much younger and wide range of customer ages. This compact crossover car will be Lincoln’s weapon of choice in the battle ongoing in the current markets. Based on Ford platform, this car will sport a wider and more aggressive stance due to an increase in its both front and rear tracks. In addition, it will also boast a bevy of architectural and performance based marvels that only this car company is capable of producing.
2015 Ford Lincoln MKC Engine, Mpg
In North America, the 2015 Ford Lincoln MKC will be offered with an EcoBoost only powertrain system that include a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing horsepower of 240 and torque of 270 lb-ft. There is also a second variant in offering that is characterized by a 2.3 litre twin-scroll turbo engine that can produce up to 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Both these engines are manufactured in the company’s Valencia and Spain factory and come with direct-injection feature. While the first engine is offered in both front and all-wheel drive system, the 2.3 litre unit comes only with an all-wheel drive mode.
The base engine of MKC has been rated to have fuel consumption of 20 MPG in the city and 29 on highway drive. The all-wheel variant, however, comes with its share of disadvantage as it is rated at 19 and 26 MPG on city and highway respectively.
2015 Ford Lincoln MKC Interior and Exterior Features
Inside the all new 2015 Ford Lincoln MKC, there is multitude of tools and features that has been incorporated to attract younger car enthusiasts. While its steering wheel may not be, something dreams are made of, its extremely cozy leather seats make up for more than what you’re missing out. There is increased cabin space allowing for more head and legroom in both the car’s ends.
Technological aspects are where Lincoln was boldly announced their dominance. This car comes with a built-in smartphone connectivity that will allow you to lock/unlock the vehicle through MyLincoln Mobile App. Needless to mention, there is a top-notch audio system along with a host of safety features such has adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors and much more.
Despite sharing its platform with Ford’s Escape, the 2015 Ford Lincoln MKC manages to look surprisingly distinct. There is a redesigned grille with aero-functional shutters, LED lights on both the front and rear ends, which further add to the aggression quotient. The roofline has got lower, and the car now features a lower stance that is not present in Escape. Say what you will, but this posture will likely result in better handling.
2015 Ford Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
The 2015 Ford Lincoln MKC is likely to arrive storeroom shelves near the end of 2015, or in early 2016 at max. Its base model is expected to cost around $34,000 with the rates going higher up to $51,000 for its premium trim variant. It would be interesting to see how this car performs against competitors like Audi Q5 and Acura RDX.