Although the all-new Corsair has been introduced recently, the company decided not to discontinue its predecessor. Moreover, we saw an update recently, which clearly indicates that the 2020 Lincoln MKC will carry on in the same way. This compact luxury crossover has been introduced in 2015 and it looks like the company doesn’t want early discontinuation. It will continue as the entry-level model in Lincolns lineup, as a cheaper alternative to the new Corsair, despite the fact that two models feature pretty similar size.
As we’ve just mentioned, the model has been significantly updated recently. So, we expect that the current generation will be in production for a couple of more years. There is a completely new styling, as well as significant updates and upgrades in terms of standard features. All this indicates that the upcoming model won’t feature too many novelties and that the 2020 Lincoln MKC release date should be scheduled for the end of the year.
2020 Lincoln MKC Design
Let’s start this 2020 Lincoln MKC review with most basic design characteristics. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the platform. This model still rides on the previous-generation Global C platform. The interesting thing in Lincoln’s lineup is that both compact crossovers are based on Ford Escape, just different generation. The Escape has been redesigned recently as well. So, the MKC actually shares most of its parts with the recently discontinued version. However, that doesn’t mean it is an outdated crossover. This model still delivers pretty good handling and driving dynamics, while the comfort is on a pretty high level as well.
Bigger 2020 Lincoln MKC changes definitely won’t come. We saw a major update last year when this model received a completely new styling. The new look follows Lincoln’s new design language, established by the Navigator and Continental models. Therefore, the aesthetics of this small crossover are far more attractive and definitely fresh enough to keep it competitive for a couple of more years.
Unlike the outside look, the interior of this small crossover hasn’t changed too much. Although there are new, much finer materials and more attractive color schemes, the overall cabin look is practically the same. This includes the dashboard as well. It looks nice, but definitely not like something you would expect from a premium crossover. Rivals look far more opulent, but the MKC has its own trumps as well, particularly in a long list of standard equipment. On the other side, we definitely can’t say anything bad about the level of comfort this crossover delivers. Although the second row could be a little bit more spacious, the overall impression is that this crossover is quite comfortable, even compared to younger competitors. There is enough room, while front seats are massive and very comfortable.
When it comes to the cargo area, you can count on about 25 cubic feet behind rear seats. Fold then down and you get about 53 cubic feet, which aren’t bad ratings at all.
As we already mentioned, a long list of standard equipment is something that keeps this crossover competitive. All models come standard with Ford’s latest Sync3 infotainment system and an 8-inch touchscreen. Tech goodies like Bluetooth, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Lincoln’s MyKey system and Wi-Fi hot spot are also standard, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Premium sound system, sunroof and navigation are available.
When it comes to safety, rearview camera and rear parking sensors are the only standard features. Fortunately, many more things are available, including advanced systems like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, front parking sensors, lane keep assist, parallel park assist, blind spot monitoring etc.
2020 Lincoln MKC Engines
The upcoming model should continue with two familiar gasoline engines in the offer. Base models feature a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which is good for about 240 horsepower. Higher trims are equipped with a slightly more powerful 2.3-liter turbo-four, which feature a max output of around 285 horses. It is notably faster, while the fuel economy is almost the same. It usually goes around 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which are pretty decent ratings for the class. Also, it’s important to notice that these engines don’t require premium fuel. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on both models.
Some reports were also suggesting 2020 Lincoln MKC hybrid version, but we doubt in further updates and upgrades of this crossover. It will probably carry on for a couple of more years and then end its production.
2020 Lincoln MKC Release Date and Price
The last quarter of the year seems like a perfect time for 2020 Lincoln MKC release date, considering that there are no bigger changes to come. Also, the price should feature bigger deviations, so base models will probably go around 34.000 dollars.