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Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln is planning to introduce a new entry-level crossover during the 2013 Detroit Motor Show in January.

Rumors are saying that Lincoln is planning to unveil a new entry-level crossover next month, during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, which will hit the market sometimes in 2014. The new model will be named the MKC and it will slot beneath the MKX. The crossover is expected to be based on the Ford Escape / Kuga and it should get an exterior design inspired from the MKZ, with full length taillights and a horizontal grille.

The North American based automaker didn’t announce anything yet on the Lincoln MKC but the model should get a 1.6 liter EcoBoost under its hood, which should be good for 184 BHP (137 kW), along with a larger 2.0 liter EcoBoost, producing 240 BHP (179 kW) and 270 lb-ft of torque (366 Nm). Both engines will probably be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which will send power to the all-wheel drive system. Additional details on the Lincoln MKC crossover are limited for the moment and will be announced in Detroit, on the 14th of January.

Source: The Detroit Bureau