Lincoln MKC to be unveiled in Detroit image

Lincoln is planning to pull the wraps off the Lincoln MKC crossover during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, on the 14th of January.

The newest crossover to enter Lincoln’s lineup, the MKC, will be the company’s attempt to reinvent the brand and the model will be closely based on the Ford Kuga / Escape. The Lincoln MKC won’t become a global model, like the Kuga / Escape and it will be offered on the automaker’s local auto market. The exterior design of the crossover will be inspired by MKZ most likely and it will get a horizontal grille and full length taillights.

The North American based automaker is currently trying to keep the Lincoln MKC into the shadows for the moment but rumors are saying that the model will get the 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine under its hood, with its 184 BHP (137 kW), along with the larger 2.0 liter EcoBoost, generating 240 HP (179 kW) and 270 lb-ft of torque (366 Nm). Both units will send power to the all-wheel drive system through the six-speed automatic transmission. More details on the Lincoln MKC Concept are limited for the moment and will be announced next week, during the North American automotive event in Detroit.

Source: Autocar