Lincoln introduced today the all-new 2015 MKC small premium utility. This is the second of four all-new Lincoln vehicles to fuel the brand’s reinvention. The new model is powered by the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine developing 275 hp and 300 lb.-ft. (406 Nm) of torque. Still, the popular 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbocharged engine is offered as standard.
This engine delivers 240 hp and 270 lb.-ft. (366 Nm) of torque. Moreover, the car comes as standard with front-wheel drive and 18-inch wheels, but customers can upgrade to the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and 19-inch wheels if they want to. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive includes Continuously Controlled Damping, which mean that drivers have three driving modes (sport, comfort and normal).
Moreover, the CCD constantly monitors the road and the suspension reacts on average within 20 milliseconds. CCD is also available in the front-wheel drive configuration. In terms of design, nothing surprised us, as we’ve seen the vehicle in the concept form back in January, at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
The vehicle comes with the well-known signature split-wing grille that was introduced on the 2013 MKZ. Inside, we find the optional panoramic, all-glass Vista Roof,a unique design where craftsmanship and high-tech combine to offer a warm, luxurious environment.
Moreover, we find the enhanced THX II Certified Audio System featuring 14 right-, center- and left-slot speaker assemblies. SYNC with MyLincoln Touch enables drivers to personalize MKC by using voice-activated commands or simple touch controls on the class-exclusive 8-inch touch screen.
The 2015 Lincoln MKC comes with exclusive Approach Detection, which welcomes the driver with illuminating mats on the ground next to both front doors. Production of the 2015 MKC wills tart in the second quarter of 2014 at Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville and the first vehicles will hit the showrooms next summer.