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Old 12-18-2013, 06:36 AM
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Lincoln: MKC News **2019 Revealed (page 1)**

Lincoln (NYSE:F) is taking a strong step forward with the arrival of its new MKC crossover, which Ford hopes will help the brand cash in on the growing small SUV and crossover market. Its introduction to the market has been quite anticipated, and leading up to its release, Ford has revealed its price tag.

The MKC, at base, will cost buyers $33,995, inclusive of the necessary destination charges. That puts it at just a bit more than a fully loaded Escape Titanium, on which the car is loosely based, and a bit under the Acura (NYSE:HMC) RDX and the Volvo XC60, which start at $34,520 and $34,850, respectively.

This makes Lincoln’s small utility an aggressively priced entry-level luxury ride, as it comes in well under its competition from Audi (the Q5 starts at $37,300), BMW (the X3 begins at $39,800), and Mercedes (the GLK starts at $37,480).

Buyers can choose from three trim levels,ranging from Premier to Reserve (with Select in between), but there’s no word yet on Lincoln’s Black Label program that is an option for the MKZ sedan.

Premier-loaded MKCs will come standard with active grille shutters, push-button start, remote start, dual-zone climate control, and heated front seats, Autoblog reports. Select –which starts a bit higher, as 1 would expect, at $37,225 — sees the addition of upgraded 18-inch wheels, ambient lighting, daytime running lights, and a Wollsdorf leather-clad steering wheel. The Reserve trim starts at $40,930 and has a panoramic roof, navigation, cooled front seats, and even Wi-Fi capabilities.

With all the options and accoutrements, the Lincoln MKC Reserve will cost $49,370. Each trim has the option of all-wheel drive, and the Select and Reserve trims can be equipped with a Lincoln-exclusive (for now) 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder for $1,140.
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This is the Lincoln Escape right? Let's see how it does...
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meh who cares really
Well, Acura...to be honest...I think Ford/Lincoln have done a decent job aligning themselves up in this "affordable" luxury segment.
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The Lincoln Motor Company’s reinvention takes a major step forward today with the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle.

The Lincoln MKC is a unique creation from the ground up with an assortment of first-in-class features. Its all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine offers excellent performance while its ingeniously implemented wraparound liftgate is an example of masterful customer convenience.

The luxurious interior embraces driver and passengers alike, and its new and innovative technology personalizes the MKC ownership experience. Lincoln MKC follows the MKZ sedan to become the second all-new Lincoln in as many years as the brand continues its reinvention.

“Lincoln MKC is a perfect blend of inspired automotive design and dynamic driving performance in a segment that has grown in popularity in recent years,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln. “As a challenger luxury brand, entering this segment is a natural next step for us. MKC will do more than just compete – it will change the way people think about Lincoln.”

Building the right vehicle at the right time

Lincoln MKC – first introduced as a concept vehicle at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit – represents a critical milestone in the company’s plan to expand its lineup.

Arriving on the heels of the all-new and successful 2013 Lincoln MKZ sedan, MKC becomes the second new vehicle in the brand’s plans to introduce four new luxury vehicles by 2016.

MKC gives Lincoln a compelling offering in the small premium utility vehicle segment, the fastest-growing part of the luxury market. The segment has grown by 25 percent since 2012 and by more than 200 percent since 2009. The segment growth is being driven by new luxury buyers who are coming into affluence, as well as by current luxury owners who are moving from larger vehicles to smaller ones as their life desires change.

With MKC, Lincoln continues its move toward targeting a younger, more diverse customer. The vehicle also positions Lincoln to resonate with drivers in desirable markets on the East and West coasts.

Designed to inspire inside and out

The Lincoln design team faced the dual challenge of creating a standout vehicle in a competitive field, while further refining the Lincoln design DNA that started with the 2013 MKZ. From its signature split-wing grille to its uniquely crafted, hands-free wraparound liftgate, the Lincoln DNA is evident.

“Our design team worked tirelessly to create a vehicle that attracts new customers to the brand while meeting the expectations of longtime Lincoln drivers,” said Max Wolff, director, Lincoln Design. “The execution of the new liftgate is a prime example of how a premium design element can create a better customer experience.”

MKC presents a sleek, sculpted body that helps it stand out among peers. Its high beltline and low shoulders create a sturdy, athletic presence, while features such as soft exterior lighting, pedestal side-view mirrors and an available panoramic, all-glass Vista Roof® give the vehicle a luxurious, sophisticated personality.

The unique design also carries through to the interior, where craftsmanship and high-tech combine to offer a warm, luxurious environment. An architecturally unique instrument panel showcases Lincoln’s signature push-button gear shifter, which provides an open, inviting interior space. Plush leathers with French stitching, and available Bridge of Weir leather and real wood trim accentuate MKC’s elegance and grace.

“We gave attention to every detail to convey a stylish, fashion-oriented vehicle,” said Soo Kang, Lincoln interior design chief. “Our use of colors, materials, stitching – every detail was considered to create an overall luxurious experience.”

To be more consistent with the Lincoln driving experience, an all-new Lincoln steering wheel debuts on MKC and will be available on all future Lincoln vehicles. This highly tactile leather-wrapped wheel provides better feeling and control and puts the brand’s new design DNA in the driver’s hands.

The enhanced THX® II Certified Audio System, an industry-first featuring THX-distributed bass technology and 14 right-, center- and left-slot speaker assemblies, is available. The state-of-the-art audio system delivers a rich, immersive surround sound experience that reproduces music as it was mixed in the studio.

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. Knobs and buttons on the center console provide additional and easy access to control the air conditioning and sound system.

Lincoln luxury meets dynamic performance

When equipped with the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, MKC offers a projected 275 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 300 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm, according to preliminary test data. Class-exclusive Active Grille Shutters are designed to help improve MKC fuel efficiency at highway speeds.

MKC comes standard with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbocharged engine, projected to produce 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm, according to preliminary test data. This makes Lincoln MKC an all-EcoBoost vehicle.
MKC comes standard with front-wheel drive and 18-inch wheels. Drivers can upgrade to Lincoln’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and 19-inch wheels for enhanced cornering and handling and an even sportier look.

The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system also includes Continuously Controlled Damping. Drivers can use Lincoln Drive Control to select from sport, comfort and normal drive modes to cater to their driving mood. CCD constantly monitors the road; the suspension reacts on average within 20 milliseconds, providing a smooth ride with enhanced handling.
CCD also is available in the standard front-wheel drive configuration of MKC.

“The width of MKC’s track has been set to allow the designers the freedom to create a planted stance for the vehicle, and it provided engineers the opportunity to minimize body roll and give the vehicle a more sporty feel,” said Lisa Drake, MKC chief engineer.

Technology provides protection, confidence

MKC offers advanced technology such as collision warning with brake support, a Lane-Keeping System and driver assist to help drivers avoid common accidents. The collision warning system is designed to alert the driver if it detects a potential front-end crash. The system issues an audible alert in the cabin, a visual alert on the windshield and automatic brake assist sensitivity.

MKC introduces available park-out assist technology, a class-exclusive feature that enhances the vehicle’s active park assist capabilities. Where active park assist helps guide drivers into tight parallel parking situations, park-out assist steers drivers out of tight parking spots.

The vehicle’s Lane-Keeping System uses rearview mirror-mounted cameras to identify lane markers and help drivers avoid unintentionally straying from their lane. If the system detects a driver’s alertness level dropping below a given threshold, a warning is issued via a chime and a pop-up message appears on the left-hand cluster screen.

MKC also offers a Blind Spot Information System, which continuously monitors the vehicle’s blind spots with radar sensors, and class-exclusive cross-traffic alert, which detects traffic as the vehicle backs from a parking space.

Driver confidence and safety is furthered by the inclusion of seven standard airbags, including a class-exclusive driver’s knee airbag. In preparing MKC for the road, the vehicle was subjected to 5,000 virtual and real-world crash tests and a variety of conditions.

Experience Lincoln’s uniquely warm reception

MKC will greet owners with exclusive Approach Detection, which senses when an owner is near and responds by illuminating “welcome mats” on the ground next to both front doors. Simultaneously, headlamps, taillamps and door handles glow with soft lighting tuned to complement the vehicle’s exterior color.

MKC will be the first Lincoln to have always-on built-in connectivity, allowing owners to utilize a smartphone app to control the vehicle. With the MyLincoln Mobile™ app, MKC owners can start, lock, unlock and locate the vehicle, as well as schedule a remote start event for a set time.

Drivers also can use the app to place a call for roadside assistance, monitor the vehicle’s fuel level, check tire pressure and battery status, and program engine start times to allow the vehicle to heat or cool to comfortable levels.

Lincoln MKC production is slated to begin in the second quarter of 2014 at Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Ky. Vehicles are due in showrooms next summer.
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The new 2019 Lincoln MKC is poised to attract even more luxury SUV buyers, thanks to its commanding new design, driver-focused technologies like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian collision avoidance, and an effortless ownership experience that builds on Lincoln's exclusive Pickup and Delivery service.

Since its introduction in 2014, Lincoln MKC has introduced more people to the Lincoln brand than any other vehicle, with nearly half of all clients coming from other brands. Women account for more than half of MKC sales and, in turn, are driving growth in this luxury segment, which has increased 29 percent over the past decade.

"Our redesigned Lincoln MKC offers style, substance and technologies that create an effortless ownership experience," said Kumar Galhotra, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. "We recognize it takes a lot to attract a buyer from other luxury competitors, but the Lincoln MKC has that kind of appeal. We believe the new MKC will capture even more luxury clients."

Eye-catching from any angle
The 2019 Lincoln MKC exemplifies the refined new face of Lincoln. The signature grille evokes a sense of confidence, and beautifully detailed LED headlamps illuminate the road with crisp lighting designed to minimize eyestrain. A new rear design features attractive chrome highlights that enhance the appearance from all angles.

LED lighting in the lower front body and tail lamps subtly illuminates to greet clients upon approach, and a luminous Lincoln welcome mat appears beneath both front doors to light the way for driver and passenger. During the day, an available panoramic roof fills the cabin with natural light.

Inside, the cabin is quiet, warm and inviting, replete with plush, soft-to-the-touch materials. Lincoln craftsmanship is apparent in every detail, from the available heated and cooled seats to standard WiFi and USB ports throughout, allowing everyone to stay connected.[WK1]

For those seeking a more personalized experience, Lincoln Black Label is available for the new MKC. Lincoln Black Label not only provides the best level of materials in custom designer themes, but also offers a host of membership privileges. These include annual vehicle detailing, anytime carwashes, and access to a list of select restaurants where noted chefs will provide a curated dining experience.

The three Lincoln Black Label themes for the new MKC have drawn inspiration from the realms of the arts, travel, fine food and culture. The themes are:
  • Modern Heritage: A timeless ensemble of elegance without ostentation, Modern Heritage is perfect for those who appreciate a clean, modern aesthetic. This theme features seats in Vianca [RC2] White Venetian leather finished with the Lincoln Black Label star insignia, with Argento wood accents.
  • Indulgence: A rich, sumptuous interior, this theme is designed to match the most refined tastes. Visually enticing, Indulgence features surfaces trimmed in Venetian leather and Alcantara® cloth, in tempting hues like Truffle and Ganache, finished with accents from rich Ziricote wood - the same as you might find in the world of yachts or musical instruments.
  • Center Stage: Inspired by the fashion of the theater, Center Stage captures the excitement of a curtain skirting across the main stage on opening night. It features an exclusive diamond-L perforation pattern on the Alcantara cloth inserts, finished with meticulously stitched Foxfire Red piping. Exotic wood accents enhance the architectural design, while Jet Black Venetian leather accented by Firefox Red adds a dramatic flair.
In line with Lincoln's commitment to offering inspired interior environments, the new Lincoln MKC also will feature a rich Rialto Green cabin with black ash wood accents, available on Reserve models. This new deep green is inspired by the vibrant tones emanating from the world of high fashion.

Technology that inspires confidence
Because today's luxury clients expect to be constantly connected, the new Lincoln MKC offers standard SYNC® 3 with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, enabling occupants to manage audio, phone, navigation and more from the vehicle touchscreen or steering wheel-mounted controls.

A suite of driver-assist technologies designed to inspire confidence includes Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection. This system is designed to reduce the severity of - and in some cases eliminate - frontal collisions, including those involving pedestrians. It uses advanced radar and camera sensors to provide a collision warning to the driver. If the driver does not respond in time, the system can automatically apply the brakes.

Available active park assist can reduce parking anxiety by helping guide drivers in to and out of tight parallel-parking spaces. Other available technologies include lane-keeping alert and Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert.

Luxury meets performance
Three technologies - turbocharging, direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing - are responsible for a powerful engine offering for the new Lincoln MKC. This twin-scroll turbocharged 2.3-liter engine producing 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque allows Lincoln MKC to offer an available towing capacity of 3,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Both the powerful turbocharged 2.3-liter and the standard turbocharged 2.0-liter engine delivering 245 horsepower are designed to be exhilarating and fuel efficient. Either option can be paired to Lincoln's intelligent all-wheel-drive system, which delivers enhanced all-weather capabilities and sportier performance.

Effortless ownership
Effortless ownership with the new Lincoln MKC is offered through the Lincoln Way™ app. Lincoln Way enables clients to start, lock, unlock and locate their MKC, as well as schedule remote starts to allow the vehicle to heat or cool to comfortable levels. Lincoln Concierge, which allows owners to schedule Pickup and Delivery for vehicle service, as well as find and reserve parking, is also available through the app.

The brand's increased focus on offerings that provide an effortless ownership experience now includes standard Pickup and Delivery. The service can pick up a client's vehicle at an agreed location, then take it to a dealership for service, providing a complimentary Lincoln loaner vehicle. Once service is complete, clients can arrange for their washed and serviced vehicle to be returned to them at a location of their choice.

Lincoln remains the only luxury automaker to provide Pickup and Delivery as a standard service for all vehicles to save its clients time and effort.

Galhotra says Lincoln's commitment to being a world-class brand goes well beyond its exceptional vehicles.

"For Lincoln, every client is unique and and we want every element of the Lincoln shop, buy and own process to be a truly personalized and effortless experience," he said.
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IMO, not a bad looking little SUV.
Definitely not a fan of Lincoln's brown stereo theme
I'd be flashing that over to GT Blue first thing.
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Not bad. But that center console reminds me of 2003 Acura/Lexus. Would it kill them to cover it in black piano wood instead of matte black plastic?
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Looks like a budget Q5, this thing will probably sell like hotcakes if they market it enough. Most people don't even realize Lincoln still exists.
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New grille design isn't really an improvement over the old.
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New grille design isn't really an improvement over the old.
It's a lot better than before but it would look much better if it didn't have an inch of chrome on each bottom corner.

Also seems like way too many hard materials on the dash.

Reaching over to select the gears also seems pretty awkward.

But what's best about it is the engine offerings. Very capable.
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Soo... what's the difference between this and a Ford interior?
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Soo... what's the difference between this and a Ford interior?
Probably the same as between Honda and Acura.
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Lincoln Corsair to replace MKC, report says | Fox News

Finally! The official car of swashbucklers is on the way.

Lincoln reportedly plans to call its next SUV the Corsair, which originally described a type of pirate or privateer, as well as the fast ships they sailed on. It was also the name of an American fighter plane that debuted during World War 2.

Both the nautical and aeronautical connections fall in line with the latest naming convention for Lincoln’s SUV lineup, which includes the Navigator and upcoming Aviator.

According to Automotive News, Lincoln’s dealers were told last month that it was planning to use the Corsair name for the replacement for the current MKC compact utility. Parent company Ford registered for a trademark on the name last summer.

Lincoln is introducing an updated version of the MKC for 2019, but opted not to change the name ahead of the all-new model’s debut for the 2021 model year.

Corsair has never been used for a Lincoln model before, but there was a line of Fords built in the UK under the name in the 1960s, and another sold in Australia from 1989 to 1992 that was a rebranded Nissan sedan.
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Goodbye MKC, hello Corsair! Lincoln’s compact crossover is (reportedly) ditching the confusing three-letter, naming nomenclature in favor of something much more memorable. And following in the aviation-inspired footsteps of its larger Aviator sibling, it has a sleek all-new look.

However, will it help sales hit new heights for the blue oval’s luxury division? Let’s take an illustrative, pre-launch glimpse at what to expect from Lincoln’s smallest CUV offering.

So at first glance, you could be fooled into thinking you are looking at just another Aviator. In fact, the silhouette, floating roof design and front-end could almost be a dead-ringer of the Corsair’s larger brother. Yet it is actually different.

While smaller dimensions are the most obvious difference, the Corsair also has stubbier proportions, sleek LED headlamps, simpler lower frontal styling and an evolution of the clam-shell tailgate that debuted on the MKC. Its tapered roofline helps exude a sportier appearance compared to its bigger sibling too.

While the outgoing MKC had interior styling links to Ford’s more mundane offerings, the Corsair is expected to be a unique and luxurious affair. Following on from the aeronautical interior theme found in the Aviator, the cabin will feature vast swathes of real wood, chrome and quality leathers. On top of that, Black Label-specific design packages will push the luxury envelope further again.

A large touch-screen with Sync 3 dominates the center dash, with slim line vents, piano key-like gear selector and heating and ventilation controls located below. Other tech goodies should include a customizable LCD instrument cluster, smartphone enabled lock/unlock access and Lincoln’s Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assists; including traffic jam assist, evasive steering aid, reverse braking aid, and active park assist.

Powertrains will likely mirror those found in the new Ford Escape. These include a 2.0-litre Ecoboost four-cylinder pumping out 245 hp, a 2.3-litre turbo producing north of 285 hp and 2.5-litre plug-in hybrid option. Front-wheel drive will be standard, with all-wheel drive being optional. Power will be sent to the pavement via an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Like its Escape sibling, the Corsair will move away from the current C1 architecture that underpins the old MKC. It will ride an all-new global architecture which forms the basis for the all-new Focus (the one that isn’t coming to America). The new platform will aid in increased torsional stiffness, crash protection and interior packaging.

The crossover boom shows no sign of abating, hence why Lincoln are going all-out across the board (although they’re yet to offer a smaller, Lexus UX rival). Still, will the Corsair appeal to those who would normally gravitate towards the European establishment? Time will tell.

It’ll certainly have a tough fight against the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Cadillac XT5, Volvo XC60, Lexus RX, Acura RDX, Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Jaguar F-Pace.

Prototypes have already been spotted wearing thing disguise, so we anticipate a reveal in the near future – possibly even as early as New York’s International Auto Show in April. Sales will likely start before year’s end as a MY2020 offering.

What are your thoughts on Lincoln’s MKC replacement? Share your views in the comments below.
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Lincoln showed its new small crossover, the Corsair, at the New York auto show. The name, from a World War II fighter plane, was also used on an Edsel trim level back in the day. The crossover’s task: Build on the momentum Lincoln’s Navigator and Aviator started, in one of the toughest market segments.

Riding on the fourth-generation Escape’s flexible front- and all-wheel-drive platform, the Corsair looks like a small Navigator -- a good thing. There are two turbo four-cylinder engines available: a 2.0-liter (250 hp, 275 lb-ft) and a 2.3-liter (280 hp, 310 lb-ft). Both are mated to an eight-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is available with either engine, switching from front to all four depending on conditions. Surely a plug-in hybrid is coming too, but we don’t know when.

Lincoln wants its cars and trucks to be relaxing sanctuaries, and as such it really sweated some Corsair details: There’s a dual-wall firewall meant to cut engine noise, and soothing chimes recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (not kidding). The interior has optional 24-way adjustable seats with massage, while the sliding back seat has more legroom than a Mercedes GLS, Lincoln says.

Standard safety tech includes pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, a blind-spot information system, a lane keeping system and the mandatory rear backup camera.

Phone as a Key is optional, allowing you to lock and unlock the car and open the tailgate through a smartphone. Head-up display and adaptive cruise control are among the other options available.

The Lincoln Corsair goes on sale this fall, with prices coming closer to launch. Our guess is a starting price around $35,000.
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