Lincoln has fully revealed the production version of the MKC after having revealed the concept at NAIAS at the beginning of the year.
In terms of designing, it looks pretty much similar to the concept with some changes such as the conventional door handles fitted on the production version and at the back there are less aggressive exhausts and slight changes in the taillight graphics. Overall, the 2015 MKC follows Lincoln’s new design approach introduced with the 2013 MKZ, such as the split-wing front grille and the wraparound liftgate. The model shown in these official photos is equipped with an optional all-glass Vista Roof.
Motivation will be provided by a standard 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine outputting 240 HP (177 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) at 3,000 rpm. There is also an option available to fit an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine generating 275 HP (202 kW) at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 300 lb-ft (406 Nm) available at 3,000 rpm.
Production of the Lincoln MKC crossover will commence in Q2 of 2014 and the same is expected to take place at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The deliveries are expected to start off later in summer in 2014.