Lincoln MKC 2018: update on the way for premium compact SUV

  • the update that is preparing the brand new Lincoln MKC yet, the compact SUV which shares a platform with the Ford Escape is uncovered.
  • It will be presented later this year or in early 2018, with a design evolution of the current model, incorporating the new features of the brand.

MKC is about to receive an update.

These are the first pictures of the update that is preparing the Lincoln MKC. This new version It should arrive later this year or at the latest in early 2018. It will be a slight evolution of the current model, which also will also include a small aesthetic facelift to adapt him the last characteristic features of the brand.

The update will be considerable in terms of technological and aesthetic sections, since the model will undergo an evolution or improvement in these aspects. However, technically, we do not expect considerable changes meet or mechanical level or the frame itself.

The current Lincoln MKC is the first generation model and was unveiled at the Los Angeles 2013, starting its commercialization in June 2014, so now it is serving just three years on the market. And although the model is still keeping cool, Lincoln will update the model by adding not only the latest technologies available in the Ford group but implementing new features that already have models like the MKZ or Continental. So we find changes to the grille, bumpers and headlights, front and rear.

Camouflaging itself gives us clues as to where the changes will focus.

Based on the Ford Escape, the MKC has the Ford Global platform C and a mechanical range consists of two 4-cylinder engines. These are the 2.0 liter EcoBoost 240 hp and 2.3 EcoBoost 285 hp, in both cases there is only one available transmission, an automatic gearbox six relations that has buttons instead of the lever or usual drive, and which are located in the center console.

MKC updated will continue to have the same mechanical, but more than likely the current 6-speed transmission is replaced by the new automatic gearbox 9 Relations Ford has developed jointly with General Motors. Internally, we hope to meet the latest evolution of SYNC infotainment system already available in the latest models of the Blue Oval.

Possible dates for the presentation of MKC date would be in the Hall of Los Angeles 2017 or already in the Hall of Detroit 2018, in both cases, would begin marketing a few months later, as model 2018.

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