The Lincoln MKC Concept is based on the same framework architecture as the Ford Escape and the Ford C-Max but this compacted luxury SUV is far more than just a rebadged edition of the popular Escape. While the differences capacity is negligible, the MKC change from the Escape in approximately every exterior dimension with a longer wheelbase, a longer overall length, a wider carriage, and a lower ride height. On top of the minor differences in the diverse dimensions, the Lincoln MKC Concept features an exterior design that looks naught like the admired new Ford Escape.
The longer form of the new Lincoln MKC Concept presents a bolder, sleeker and more luxurious look than the Escape with which it shares a podium while some massive 20” wheels and a low roofline present a low, sleek silhouette – a stark dissimilarity to the upright, very SUV-ish contour of the popular Escape. Exclusive to the MKC (at least in concept form) is a enormous glass roof that is a feature that screams luxury with a basic design that is amazing that we have loved on a variety of German luxury SUVs. Out back, the MKC wears an elegant tail light design that bears a striking similarity to the new MKZ with a powerful LED treatment that dictate the back end of this curvy SUV.
No information was offered on the drive train of the Lincoln MKC Concept but we can approximately guarantee that there will be one of two EcoBoost 4-cylinder engines most likely the 1.6L and 2.0L alternative used in the present Ford Escape. Of course, we can anticipate an advanced all wheel drive system and a transmission that will work with the super resourceful EcoBoost engines to offer great ability and imposing fuel economy.
Part of the refuse of Lincoln over the past two years comes due to the somewhat sluggish luxury lineup that has seen a removal of admired models like the Town Car and few changes to the more popular models together with the MKZ and the MKS. The MKS has established a lately facelift that helped sales come up a bit in 2012 but for the popular MKZ – sales were down as clients waited for the new edition of the Fusion-based sedan. The most popular vehicle amongst the Lincoln brand late in 2012 was the MKX, a midsized SUV based on the Ford Edge and believe the achievement of the MKX – we can imagine that the new MKC would be presently as popular.
The other factor that came as a big hit to the Lincoln dealerships approximately the country was the failure of the Mercury brand. With the Mercury vehicles in the same dealerships as the Lincoln vehicles, there was more foot traffic shaped as many people who were looking for the more reasonable Mercury models came into the dealership looking for a new car or SUV. Certainly, some of those people who walked in looking for new Mercury troop out in a new Lincoln but when Mercury was killed off – those consumers looking for vehicles on the more reasonable end of the variety were no longer discontinue in to see new Lincoln vehicles.