A Brief Look at the Lincoln MKC

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The Lincoln MKC: A History and Evolution

The Lincoln Motor Company has been a major player in the luxury automotive market since the early 20th century. In the late 2000s, Lincoln decided to expand its lineup of luxury SUVs with the introduction of the Lincoln MKC. This compact luxury crossover SUV quickly became popular among car buyers who wanted a luxurious ride and a spacious interior. In this article, we will take a look at the history and evolution of the Lincoln MKC.

The First Generation (2015-2019)

After its unveiling at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Lincoln MKC officially entered the market as a 2015 model year vehicle. The first generation of the MKC featured a sleek and modern design that was inspired by the Lincoln MKZ sedan. It also featured the latest technology advancements, including a touchscreen display and a rearview camera.

The first-generation Lincoln MKC was available in four different trim levels: Premiere, Select, Reserve, and Black Label. The Premiere was the base level MKC and came with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 240 horsepower. The Select, Reserve, and Black Label all had a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 285 horsepower.

Another unique feature of the first-generation MKC was Lincoln’s partnership with Harman Kardon to create an impressive sound system. The automotive manufacturer’s efforts in creating a comfortable driving experience also extended to SoundCurtain, a unique feature that helped block out exterior noise using a combination of materials and sound wave technology.

The Second Generation (2020-Present)

The second-generation Lincoln MKC made its debut during the 2019 New York Auto Show and entered the market as a 2020 model year vehicle. As part of a major overhaul of Lincoln’s product line, the second-generation MKC was rebranded as the Lincoln Corsair.

Although no longer called the MKC, the Corsair still maintained many of the design elements of the first-generation MKC. The exterior of the Corsair features the brand new signature Lincoln grille and a clamshell hood that provides a sleek and modern look.

The Corsair is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower or a more powerful turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 280 horsepower. Both engine options are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

There are four different trim levels available for the Corsair: Standard, Reserve, Grand Touring, and Black Label. The standard model is the base level and comes with a range of features such as a 10.2-inch touchscreen display. The Grand Touring is the plug-in hybrid version of the Corsair and has an all-electric range of 28 miles, which makes it one of the most energy-efficient models in its class.

Variations inside each generation

Within each generation of the Lincoln MKC, there were a few variations that focused on different aspects of the vehicle’s design and performance. For example, the MKC Black Label was a variation of the first-generation MKC that focused on luxury and comfort. The Black Label provided a wide range of unique features, including exclusive leather trim, a personalized customer experience, and even a membership to the Black Label Restaurant Collection.

Another variation of the first-generation MKC was the Reserve level, which provided a blend of luxury and performance features. With the Reserve level, customers could get a more powerful engine, 19-inch wheels, and a hands-free liftgate. The Reserve also included a number of premium features, including a panoramic sunroof, a 14-speaker sound system, and heated and cooled front seats.

In the second-generation Corsair, one of the most significant variations is the Grand Touring. The Grand Touring Corsair includes a plug-in hybrid engine that provides incredible efficiency, all while delivering a luxurious driving experience. The Grand Touring Corsair also has a more advanced suspension system that improves handling and makes for an even more comfortable ride.

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Overall, the Lincoln MKC has been an impressive addition to Lincoln’s lineup of luxury SUVs. The MKC was successful in its first generation, offering a modern design, advanced technology, and luxury features. With the introduction of the second-generation Corsair, Lincoln has continued its commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. With several trims and variations available for both generations, the Lincoln MKC and Corsair are popular choices among luxury crossover SUV buyers and car enthusiasts.


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