The New Lincoln MKC
Give me my tall black hat please...
Cute can be very sexy,...
.....and in this case it really is..
The Lincoln split winged grille and classic wraparound LED taillights.. Hmmm.. Can you feel a resurgence coming..?
Lincoln has, in it's quest to attain younger buyers, used as an option a top of a line THX II audio system that sounds like you're chillin at the Opera. There is real wood used in the cabin as an option, a full panoramic sunroof, 18, 19, or 20 inch tires, your choice of rims, SYNC, and power everything, but the biggest thing I like and this tiny luxurious SUV is the return of buttons in conjunction with the sync system.. Hallelujah..!! This thing really looks, feels, drives and smells fantastic.
I'd never thought I'd be so happy to see dials again...
Another thing Lincoln has decided to do is to do away with the shifter altogether. In order to shift the car into gear all Lincoln's (except the Navigator) have the transmission gear selection buttons right along the dash console right next to the information center.. There have been few complaints about this as purists are not used to shifting from this position, but guess what.. If you don't like it, you might as well go to another brand because it's not going anywhere anytime soon. It's just another one of those trademarks of a car company striving to be different.
Quick and Comfortable.
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The new MKC also comes standard with Ford's 2.0 L Eco-Boost Turbo engine giving it 240 hp, and 270 pound feet of torque. This engine can be had in front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Lincoln has also given us another choice. The new for Ford and soon to be planted in the new Mustang, 2.3 L four-cylinder Eco-Boost Turbo motor. This one kicking out 285 hp and 305 pound feet of torque. This top-of-the-line model will be an all-wheel-drive model only. Both transmissions are six speed automatics with paddle shifters located on either side of Lincoln's also new corporate steering wheel..
2.0L Eco-Boost 2.3L Eco-Boost
Expect frugality, Somewhat...
Sport mode does change the throttle response considerably and also changes the overall aggressiveness of the drive of the SUV.. These little engines surprisingly have no detectable turbo lag. Whatever you ask of it, it gives you exactly that, with absolutely no excuses, no grumbling, and no backtalk.. Wait a second... Was I talking about a Lincoln, and did I use the word nimble..?
The little Lincoln is nimble and a very solid. No more floaty suspension here baby, and that's a good thing.. A very good thing..
Everything Lincoln has ever meant.. Power, beauty, grace and elegance..
Until next time this is Dre', celebrating a resurgence and reminding you to keep your hands on the wheel and your feet on the gas.. Deuces..!!