The Lincoln MKC will bring alongside its 2017 model year even more features and technology in a comprising bundle that has been added as standard equipment.
This is the first Lincoln model playing in the compact luxury crossover segment and the MKC is even more interesting for prospective buyers with the 2017 model year build thanks to the addition of a standard power liftgate (previously offered as optional). Now the all-wheel-drive 2.0-liter MKC will have as an extra the automatic start/stop technology, which is offered free of charge if the front-wheel-drive version is selected. Additionally, the Auto Hold is now also standard across the range and so is the SYNC 3 infotainment system which comes packing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The powertrains have remained the same, so buyers get the 2017 Lincoln MKC with turbocharged 2.0- and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. The base model is available as 2WD or AWD while the bigger option is featuring the latter as the only option. The entry-level engine churns out 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, followed by the 2.3-liter unit sporting 285 hp and 305 lb-ft. The automaker also said it has delivered about 25,000 units of the Louisville-produced MKC in 2015 and the model appears to be favored by women – the latter represented 50 percent of the company’s year-over-year SUV growth in 2015.