Though the car pictured is officially the “MKC Concept“, sources at Ford say the production car, most likely coming to dealerships by the end of 2013 as a 2014 model, will stay remarkably true to this attractive concept luxury model. Though the MKC shares some engineering with the new-for-2013 Ford Escape, Lincoln has done an admirable job of giving this car a distinct character. No longer does it look like a gussied-up Ford, rather an inviting, luxurious and bright small people-mover we wouldn’t mind living with on a daily basis.
2014 Lincoln MKC Exterior
On the exterior, the new MKC provides the latest Lincoln Design DNA for the costumer. This concept is defined by a line of simple, yet powerful and aggressive design, which not only makes it look sporty and powerful, but also elegant and slim. In the full-width taillight design that reveals liftgate with side-view Cutline – a first Lincoln.
Another important design element is the frameless windows, the signature split-wing grille and, of course, fixed panoramic roof which runs the length of the vehicle. MKC new concept features white metallic tri-coat exterior colors and a cream-based SUV sits on a set of 20-inch premium wheels.
2014 Lincoln MKC Interior
On the interior, the MKC provides space for four passengers and once again will feature elements that we have seen in the MKZ. These elements include push-button gear shift selector is different, and the flowing, expressive and architecture of the center console.
The concept is equipped with unique colors and materials, such as premium leather that has been used for the front and rear seats. A Lincoln Star logo has been placed on the seats and floor mats also. Steering wheel, instrument panel and upper door panels are infused with metallic flakes, while the upper door trim, armrests, bolsters, side rails console, instrument panel and cargo area has been covered in smooth leather.
The car’s best design feature? A massive panoramic sunroof that, when combined with a wide-open cabin design with good 360-degree visibility, creates an impression that’s spacious and freeing. Power will most likely come from Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder, which makes 240 horsepower in Escape trim and is also found under the hood of the Range Rover Evoque. A hybrid model is a near certainty, and if it features the powertrain from the Fusion and MKZ Hybrids, fuel efficiency could reach as high as 40 combined mpg.
2014 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
The MKC should debut before the end of the year before going on sale in early 2014. Pricing should start at around $32,500 when the MKC hits dealerships.
Gallery 2014 Lincoln MKC
Though the car pictured is officially the “MKC Concept“, sources at Ford say the production car, most likelyâ€¦