Equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost (turbocharged) four-cylinder, the 2015 Lincoln MKC will make 285 horsepower and 305 lbs-feet of torque – according to Ford/Lincoln. There will be a 240-horsepower 2.0L EcoBoost, four-cylinder that will make 270 lb-ft of torque too. Both models are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive (AWD).
Lincoln will have a three mode adaptive suspension system available. It instantly changes from normal to sport to comfort: “Engineered for a dynamic ride, the MKC adapts to the driver’s mood with available three-mode adaptive suspension. It’s an available feature we call Lincoln Drive Control with continuously controlled damping (CCD). After a few interesting miles behind the wheel, you might just call it a completely reimagined driving experience.
A series of 12 advanced sensors read 46 different driving inputs and adjust to the road up to 20 times per second — faster than the blink of an eye. The CCD suspension reacts in milliseconds, adjusting the suspension damping at all four wheels independently. While optional on the frontwheel-drive MKC, CCD comes standard on the all-wheel-drive MKC.” – – Lincoln
We caught this 2015 Lincoln MKC testing at high altitude . As far as anyone can tell, the resemblance to its platform-mate, the Ford Escape, is more than fleeting. Still, even covered in highway dust and melted snow marks, it’s an attractive looking machine – for a Lincoln.
Check out this fun video from a brand that challenges the Lincoln brand… Buick!