Talk about good things in small packages.
The 2015 Lincoln MKC is an all-new vehicle with an all-new engine.
It adds a key new option to The Lincoln Motor Company lineup of premium vehicles, an available all-new engine – a 2.3-liter Eco-Boost turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant, said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln.
“Core to the Lincoln reinvention is creating new vehicles that are unique not only to the brand, but also to the premium automotive market,” Farley said. “The 2.3-liter EcoBoost helps us achieve that in the all-new 2015 MKC by setting a new standard in the balance of performance and efficiency.”
The 2.0-liter EcoBoost, standard on MKC, generates 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm, according to preliminary test data. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost was specifically engineered for higher performance.
Entering into the rapidly growing small premium utility segment, the Lincoln design team faced the dual challenge of meeting the ever-changing demands of younger luxury vehicle consumers while further defining the Lincoln design DNA.
“We’re confident we’ve created an all-new vehicle that will attract new customers to the brand while meeting the expectations of long-time Lincoln drivers,” said Max Wolff, director, Lincoln Design.
Lincoln says that production of the 2015 Lincoln MKC will begin in the second quarter of 2014.