This article was published on March 5th, 2016
Luxury, style, and prestige are just a few words that eloquently describe the all-new, 2016 Lincoln MKC. Designed from the ground up, the compact crossover SUV brings the Lincoln name back to the glory days of elegance and comfort that the signature auto brand has once enjoyed. This isn’t your grandparents’ vehicle either. The Lincoln MKC is specifically for a much younger demographic, who are active, affluent, and refined.
When you first set your eyes on the Lincoln MKC you’re immediately drawn to the signature two-part grill with the iconic logo front and centre. The low stance and wide wheelbase signal stability, while the contoured lines give the feeling of agility, speed, and class.
As you approach, the keyless remote automatically turns on the ambient lights, illuminating the sides of the vehicle, making it stand out. A single touch of the door handle and the door unlocks. Opening the door, the signature Lincoln logo in the floorboard glows against the silver trim.
Soft leather seats welcome you to the driver’s cockpit, where every feature, button, and command are all within effortless reach. Heated mirrors, steering wheel, and seats are perfect for winter, while air conditioned seats and air are ideal for hot summer days.
The driver controls are all at the fingertips. Paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel allow for complete driver control while navigating steep mountain passes, snow, or gravel roads. There are a host of active safety driving features including lane keeping system, adaptive cruise control, parking assist, and front and rear collision warning systems. The MyLincoln Touch system has a eight-inch touch screen controlling environmental, audio, and GPS navigation. The tech-friendly ride has USB ports and Bluetooth built-in technology.
A dual-pane panoramic sunroof, ambient interior lighting, hands-free tailgate, and THX audio system, all reinforce the Lincoln MKC’s position in the luxury SUV category.
Under the hood, a powerful 2.0 litre eco-boost engine and six-speed select shift automatic transmission make the Lincoln MKC go effortlessly with the slightest touch of the gas. The 18-inch aluminum wheels, full-width rear brake lights, fog lamps, and silver trim all add to the style and sophistication of the SUV.