After Lincoln got here out with the brand new MKZ and Continental, it was solely a matter of time earlier than the brand new firm nostril made its method to each car within the lineup. Now that the brand new Navigator is out of the best way, it is time for Lincoln to give attention to its smallest SUV, the MKC.

The 2019 Lincoln MKC is barely a mid-cycle refresh — which is smart, since I do not imagine there’s an replace deliberate within the close to future for the Ford Escape, off which the MKC relies. Both method, the largest bodily replace for the 2019 mannequin yr is a brand new nostril, which you’ve got seen on each different new Lincoln from the final yr or so.

The inside is not a lot, if any totally different. Huge expanses of black plastic cowl the middle stack and its many (many) bodily buttons. The transmission continues to be managed utilizing buttons on the left facet of the Sync Three infotainment display screen, which, by the best way, contains each Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The gauge cluster stays a mix of screens and bodily gauges.

The largest replace, tech-wise, is the introduction of latest security tech. Ahead collision warning and autonomous emergency braking are elective, as are lane-departure warning, blind spot monitoring and lively park help (for parallel parking solely).

If you wish to hold issues fancy, Lincoln’s top-tier Black Label trim returns for the 2019 MKC. Accessible in three totally different themes, the MKC Black Label ramps up the flowery with Venetian leather-based, actual wooden trim and Alcantara suede. Reserve fashions may also deck out the inside with deep inexperienced leather-based, which sounds fairly superior.

Two engines can be found. The bottom 2.Zero-liter turbocharged I4 places out 245 horsepower, whereas an uprated 2.Three-liter I4 boosts output to 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. Optioned in the correct method, the MKC can tow as much as Three,000 kilos.

The 2019 Lincoln MKC can be accessible this summer season, and pricing has not but been introduced.

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