Lincoln has announced that the 2015 MKC crossover will be priced from $33,995 (€24,680), including destination and delivery charges, when it goes on sale next year. Ford says the MKC has the most accessible starting price point in the segment.
Available in three trim levels (Premiere, Select and Reserve), Lincoln’s first entry in the small premium utility segment is offered as standard with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine producing 240 hp, with the other available engine being the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost producing 275 hp and 300 lb-ft (406 Nm) of torque at 3,000 rpm.
The 2015 MKC introduces Approach Detection, a standard feature that senses when an owner is near and responds by illuminating “welcome mats” on the ground next to both front doors, while headlamps, taillamps and door handles glow with soft lighting.
Also standard are the push-button gear shift that controls the automatic transmission, electronic parking brake, Hill Start Assist, LED headlamps and taillights, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, dual zone climate control, Lincoln Premium Sound System with nine speakers, subwoofer and single-CD/MP3 player, cruise control, Sync with MyLincoln Touch and many more.
Available features include the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine ($1,140), all-wheel drive with continuously controlled damping (CCD) suspension ($2,495), park out assist, Deepsoft Bridge of Weir leather, Vista Roof, 19- or 20-inch wheels, voice-activated navigation, hands-free liftgate and a series of driver-assist technologies.
The 2015 Lincoln MKC will be built at Louisville Assembly Plant and will arrive in Lincoln showrooms in summer of 2014.
By Dan Mihalascu