Lincoln Updates 2019 MKC With New Face
Updated Styling Apes Continental and Navigator
Lincoln will bring the refreshed 2019 MKC to the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, showing off the small SUV’s new face and updated styling.
Redesigned with a nose that recalls the company’s Continental flagship sedan and all-new 2018 Navigator, the MKC abandons Lincoln’s split-wing grille design for a more contemporary look. The front end’s new styling recalls Jaguar somewhat, but Lincoln makes sure to present its regal emblem front and center, with the logo’s shape repeated in the grille mesh. LED headlamps and additional tailgate accents complete the cosmetic transformation.
Aside from the nose job, the 2019 Lincoln MKC carries over mostly intact from 2018. SYNC 3 connectivity brings standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to each MKC trim level. Furthermore, available active safety and convenience technologies help prevent accidents: Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Information System, active parking assist, lane-keeping alert, and dynamic cruise control.
Also available on the 2019 MKC is Lincoln’s signature Black Label themes. Sitting at the top of the MKC heap, Black Label provides high-grade interior materials and unique designs in three different themes—Modern Heritage, Indulgence, and Center Stage—each inspired by the worlds of fashion, art, and history. Each theme comes bundled with specific wood-tone trims, leather colors, and design details, but Black Label also includes ownership perks like annual vehicle detailing and curated dining experiences.
The 2019 MKC will arrive in dealerships Summer 2018, and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s launch.