During this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford unveiled the 2019 Lincoln MKC Hybrid. This crossover range vehicle boasts a number of upgrades and improvements, making it quite superior to its predecessors.
Some of the most notable changes are the nose shape in front, cabin changes and numerous changes to boost performance. It is expected that the MKC model will be produced in four trims, a mid-grade select, a base Premiere, an upmarket Reserve and a range-topping Black Label.
Here are the features to expect from the MKC Hybrid once it hits dealers stores.
2019 Lincoln MKC Hybrid – Front Fascia Similar to the Navigator and Continental Models
The car’s new front nose is one of the most notable changes of the MKC Hybrid. It is borrowed from the Navigator and Continental models. The mesh insert with a cool design has replaced the winged grilles found in its predecessors. A rectangular, chrome-heavy grille blends-in with the pair of LED headlights to give the car a commanding look. Designers have also restyled the front lights to adapt to the brand’s new design language. Moreover, not much change has been done on the rear except for a chrome trim finishing.
The cabin has also experienced a number of changes to enhance luxury and comfort. One of the most impressive things about the car’s interior is the choice of materials used. The 2019 Lincoln MKC Hybrid comes with an all-leather interior available in black and grey colors. For higher trims like the Black Label, there are three different interior design options to choose from, namely; Indulgence (brown leather and Ziricote wood), Modern (white leather and Argento wood) and Center Stage (black leather, red piping and Alcantara seat inserts).
A dark-colored green interior with black ash accents will be available for the reserve trim level. Major upgrades can also be witnessed the on the infotainment and dashboard area. The 2019 Lincoln MKC Hybrid comes with a large screen display and easy to spot controls. The car also comes with; Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility, and Wi-Fi hotspot. In terms of safety, the vehicle comes with forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, active park assist, blind-spot monitors and lane departure warning.
2019 Lincoln MKC Hybrid – Engine Rumors
From some rumors the 2019 MKC will be available in two engine options namely; the conventional 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder and a 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. If the rumors are true it will also get a 12.8 kW battery Li-ion battery pack.
There are rumors that Lincoln may also introduce a plug-in series although it was not mentioned at the Auto Show. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, in spite of the company introducing an 8-speed transmission in the Nautilus model.
An all-wheel-drive system will be available in base versions. The Lincoln MKC comes with a towing capability of up to 3000 pounds unlike many crossovers in the market.
2019 Lincoln MKC Hybrid – MSRP and Release Date
Unfortunately, during the unveiling of the 2019 Lincoln MKC Hybrid, Ford did not announce the price tag that this magnificent machine will come with. Relying, however, on the price tag of the 2018 model, the new MKC Hybrid should not be less than $38.000. The car is bound to hit dealer’s stores during the summer of 2018.