When it comes to the car market in the United States, one company has been really hard at work and is unveiling new models every few months. The company in question is Lincoln, as you have probably already noticed. The company has now officially confirmed that they are soon going to launch 2016 Lincoln MKC. Furthermore, the company stated that the new MKC is going to be an updated of the previous model (this model was released in 2014) and not an all-new vehicle.
2016 Lincoln MKC changes
As we have said before, the new Lincoln MKC 2016 is going to be an update of its predecessor, which means that there will be no significant changes on the outside and on the inside. The main reason for this is the fact that there are now lots of new luxury crossovers, making the current MKC looking outdated. Because of this, the company decided to unveil the 2016 MKC to be able to compete with other luxury crossovers on the market. Most changes on the outside are going to be some small details, which should make the car look modern and up-to-date. On the other hand, the hybrid version of this luxury crossover will get new trimmings, new color options and new alloy wheels.
The similarities between the new MKC and its predecessor can be seen even in the interior. In fact, when you compare the two cabins, you are not able to clearly distinguish which one belongs to the 2016 model. However, the company has stated that they will implement some changes in the newer model. First of all, the base option of the 2016 Lincoln MKC will have automatic dual zone climate control, premium audio system and leather upholstery as part of standard equipment. The hybrid version will get bigger 8-inch touchscreen display which will serve for satellite navigation and will display information about hybrid drivetrain.
New Lincoln MKC 2016 mpg specs
When it comes to the engines of the new Lincoln MKC 2016, it will have a base 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that should produce around 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. This model will be available with front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive system which will result in different fuel consumption values. MKC with FWD will have 23 mpg combined (20/29 city/hwy) and AWD model will have 22 mpg combined (19/26 city/hwy). Second engine and more powerful is 2.3-liter EcoBoost powerplant that produces around 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. No matter what engine you choose there will be only one transmission available: 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. There is no information about the hybrid version, but the company will probably share the information soon.
2016 Lincoln MKC price and release date
The company stated that the 2016 Lincoln MKC base model should cost around $35,000. This luxury crossover from Lincoln will go on sale in 2016. Acura RDX, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLK will be main competitors when the new Lincoln MKC 2016 come to world car market.