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Ford's premium brand, Lincoln, has revealed its new small SUV. The MKC claims to feature a premium interior and is offered with a choice of EcoBoost engines

These are the first pictures of the Lincoln MKC, an SUV targeted at the American market which has debuted at the LA motor show.

Lincoln says the MKC provides the brand an offering in the small premium SUV segment which is the fastest-growing part of the luxury market. It is key to increase Lincoln’s appeal to a younger audience.

The MKC’s styling was previewed in the MKC concept shown at the Detroit motor show in January. Standout design features include Lincoln’s signature “split wing” grille and a wraparound tailgate similar to that fitted to the Audi Q7.

Inside, Lincoln’s design boss says she wanted to “convey a stylish, fashion-oriented vehicle” with extensive use of leather and real wood trim. The audio system features THX surround sound and Lincoln’s version of Ford’s SYNC system.

Two petrol EcoBoost engines are offered: a 240bhp 2.0-litre unit and a 2.3-litre version which makes 275bhp and 300lb ft of torque. Larger-capacity-engined models feature active grille shutters. The MKC is loosely based on the Ford Escape.

The MKC is offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations and both are available with adaptive damping.

Lincoln has confirmed production will begin at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky in the second quarter of 2014, with deliveries beginning next summer.

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Andrew Lee 20 November 2013


For what it's worth: Lincoln's front end styling now reminds me of Oldsmobiles from the 60s (even down to the badge - OK I know it's not a rocket taking off). Oh and the side creases are borrowed from Seat's not yet/never produced SUV concept. Just sayin'...
rmcondo 15 November 2013

If it's trim levels were

If it's trim levels were carried over to the European Kuga, they might have a Vignale version to match their ambitions for a classier model range.
Easyeight 14 November 2013

Looks like an Audi

Looks like a Lincoln-ised Q5 Right down to the shut lines.