Forget the heirs of legendary models such as Continental , Town Car and Mark- Series – Lincoln believes that its future lies in smaller premium vehicles with which to directly parry Audi. Struggling U.S. carmaker, which has historically remained best known for the large saloon with rear wheel drive and V8 engines, there is no such product for some time . The company was not in a financial position to produce an independent platform for each model so that Lincoln has to meet with existing platforms owner Ford.
Early last year , at the Detroit Auto Show , Lincoln unveiled to the audience MKC concept , a compact crossover SUV made on a global C1 platform , which already produce Ford Focus, C -Max and Escape, that at the recent motor show in Los Angeles presented the serial model . But although 2015 Lincoln MKC at first glance might look like as if it was too much based on the Escape, the Lincoln crossover is the first product of the company after a long time of not only wearing make-up Ford .
2015 Lincoln MKC redesign
For starters , 2015 Lincoln MKC is significantly wider than the escapee , and is also lower . In this way, the obtained crossover that offers more space in the interior , but at the same sporty design is not damaged . When we mention the design of 2015 MKC will mention that he is very similar to the rest of the Lincoln line, especially the latest model MKZ , which is not a drawback because it is a car that offers sleek lines that are significantly different than most of the competition. The design similarities with Ford is now non-existent , so it can be concluded that Lincoln’s new design Max Wolff did a great homework.
2015 Lincoln MKC engine
In terms of mechanics, 2015 Lincoln MKC will provide two EcoBoost I4 engine . He is weaker, the size of 2.0L develops 240 hp and 366 Nm of torque while the larger size 2.3L develops 275 hp and 406 Nm of torque. Especially interesting is the 2.3L engine , which should be installed in the next generation of two future sports Ford, and Mustang SVO and Focus RS , so it will be interesting to see how it will be shown in this crossover . The only transmission available on 2015 Lincoln MKC as an option is a six-speed automatic transmission, which will transmit power to the front wheels or all four wheels.
2015 Lincoln MKC interior
We will mention a few words at the expense of the interior , which is certainly one of the best ever seen in an American product , with simple controls and a long list of standard and optional equipment. The 2015 Lincoln MKC entering the class in which also includes the BMW X3 , Mercedes GLK – Class and the Audi Q5 , so it will be interesting to see if the audience is ready for another product in a crowded class that is significantly different from the competition.
2015 Lincoln MKC price
With a starting price of 34,000 dollars (about 25,300 euros) , 2015 Lincoln MKC is significantly cheaper than the aforementioned competitors. It seems that Lincoln did an excellent job of using what was available to him , and if it’s good enough show time and comparative tests with the competition .