The 2018 Lincoln MKC: The Standard for Luxury Crossovers

September 26th, 2017 by

2018 Lincoln MKC (2017 Model Shown)

Crossover Takeover

The 2018 Lincoln MKC will be an important vehicle for the luxury automaker. It has been a few years since Lincoln began its renaissance. That means it can no longer lean on the excuses that follow experimentation, imagination, and… something that doesn’t rhyme with either of those. Instead, it’s time for Lincoln to start delivering exceptional products every time. And the 2018 MKC is especially important because people love small SUVs.

Seriously, the compact crossover segment has exploded in recent years. Nearly every automaker offers a small crossover, and many of them lead sales figures. The combination of cargo space, driving height, and all-wheel drive makes them perfect urban “all-rounders.” So, for an automaker to be successful they almost need a good small SUV. But the Lincoln MKC is more than just a good small SUV.

The 2018 Lincoln MKC

For 2018, the engine choices remain unchanged. Standard on the MKC Select is a 2.0L GTDI. While only a four-cylinder unit, it pushes out 240 horsepower and has a surprising towing capacity of 3,000 lbs. But Lincoln also offers an available 2.3L GTDI I-4 which steps up the heat to 285 horsepower. However, the power management will be improved by a rumoured nine-speed automatic transmission that will replace 2017’s six-speed gearbox.

What’s the advantage of having more gears? A shorter distance between gears causes the engine to remain closer to peak torque. It also increases acceleration and improves fuel economy. Additionally, Intelligent AWD and Lincoln Drive Control are standard on the 2018 MKC. The system monitors the road conditions constantly and directs torque to the wheels with the most grip, so you get the best traction possible.

Refined Interior

As you’ve probably come to expect from Lincoln Motor Company, the 2018 MKC offers remarkable comfort and convenience features. Consider the enhanced THX II Certified Audio System that provides crystal clear audio even when driving at highway speeds thanks to the standard noise cancelling. And, of course, the seats are trimmed with Bridge of Weir Deepsoft Leather, one of the softest materials in modern vehicles.

Striking Family Resemblance

The 2018 Lincoln MKC will also (finally) adopt the design language introduced by the new Lincoln Continental. Specifically, Lincoln will add its chrome mesh grille and signature LED lights to the luxury crossover. Firstly, the exterior modifications look a lot better. Secondly, it shows Lincoln is ready for the immensely popular MKC to take center stage in its vehicle lineup.

We’ll keep this page updated when more information becomes available regarding the 2018 Lincoln MKC. In the meantime, let us know in the comments what features you’d like to see included.

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