The latest model and the upcoming 2018 Lincoln MKC Black Label has been spotted a number of times near the company headquarters adjacent to Michigan. The spy shots have also been posted in the web and from the images, design changes are quite evident. Lincoln, the sister luxury car division of Ford Motors is on a takeover spree. It is on a mission to spruce up its existing lineup for 2018 and 2019, as it is clear from its efforts.
After its launch in 2014, the MKC has succeeded in attracting a good number of buyers in various markets. Based on Ford Escape, it has enough styling elements to stand on its own. Lincoln has spruced up the MKC for 2018 and so the top end Black label edition also receives a makeover. It will compete with segment rivals from stables of Audi, BMW and Acura.
2018 Lincoln MKC Black Label – Design and Trims
At first, glance, what catches your attention is the new headlamp. The grille has also been revamped to have a similar appearance with new Lincoln models. It looks elegant and sleek.
Step inside the cabin of new Lincoln MKC Black label and the touchés of luxury are more evident. Material quality is quite lavish and Lincoln is on par with what BMW and Mercedes Benz models offer. The car is available with three interior trim choices and all of them offer opulence in the fair amount.
The center stage trim gets Diamond-L perforation pattern, Jet Black Venetian Leather and Exotic wood accents. It evokes an aura of theater. In the Indulgence trim, you get Rich Ziricote wood Accents, Ganache leather instrument panel. The Modern heritage trim is ideal if you prefer understated elegance. It gets Vianca White Venetian leather seats and Piano Black wood accents. However, the cargo area is just average sized.
Latest Safety Features Included
The 2018 Lincoln MKC Black label is laden with class-leading amenities and latest safety features, as it is. The features include the power liftgate, 19-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, special color choices. You can opt for a premium THX II sound system with 14 speakers. The climate package is optional. The Technology package is also optional which adds forward collision warning, automatic parking system and adaptive cruise control. Of course, you get many airbags and traction control along with rearview camera.
2018 Lincoln MKC Black Label – Powertrain
It is likely that 2018 Lincoln MKC Black label will have the same powertrain used in the existing version but the engines may be tweaked for greater fuel efficiency and performance.
So, the 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine may be there under its hood. But, it may be paired with GM developed 9-speed automatic transmission gearbox. AWD will be offered and an automatic stop-start system may be offered as an option. The nice thing is its cabin remains very quiet. We expect also an optional engine 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 that will be tweaked.
2018 Lincoln MKC Black Label – MSRP and Sale
The approx base price of 2018 Lincoln MKC Black label is $46.000. It will reach showrooms for sale soon. The 2018 Lincoln MKC Black label is a nice luxury compact crossover. It gets decent styling and enough amenities to woo segment buyers.