Part of the Lincoln’s plan of getting new cars on the market by 2018 is also the 2016 Lincoln MKC. This is going to be a small revision to the 2015 model which will add a few things in order to give it an edge over its competitors as well as offering it an even better styling. The car was released in 2014 as a 2015 model, so it is quite new but they are already planning on improving it mainly because the competition offers a few things which the MKC was lacking.
2016 Lincoln MKC Price
The first major change will come in the form of a new engine that we’ll discuss later. This is going to use less fuel and be similarly powerful to the base inline 4 in the current generation. The price will remain mostly the same at 35.000$ for a base car and as much as $45.000 for a fully equipped one. The release date on the other hand will be pushed back in 2016 in order to give the current model a longer lifespan.
Just as we said before, engine wise there will be a change. The base engine will remain the 230 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque EcoBoost while the most powerful engine will still be the 2.3 liter EcoBoost with 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. The change will come in the form of a brand new hybrid drivetrain that will debut with the 2016 model. There aren’t too many informations about it yet but we expect it to be a 2 liter aspirated inline 4 with an electric motor attached to it. This should give it front wheel drive and a maximum power of around 190 horsepower and 122 lb-ft of torque in petrol mode or around 300 lb-ft of torque in hybrid mode. The engine should be the same found on the Fusion Hybrid.
The two petrol engines will get a 6 speed automatic and front or all wheel drive while the hybrid will most likely get either a 6 speed automatic or a CVT gearbox. There will be further information about it later this year.
2016 Lincoln MKC interior will be pretty much identical to the 2015 model. The only changes will be to the hybrid which will get an eight inch screen for the satellite navigation system that will now double as the screen for the hybrid drivetrain. Base options should include dual zone automatic climate control, leatehr upholstery and a premium audio system.
The exterior of the 2016 Lincoln MKC will remain similar to that of the 2015 model. There will be subtle changes made to the front and back of the car in order to keep it more current while the hybrid will get its own set of wheels and trimmings.