2015 Lincoln MKC | New Car Review
* A genuinely good offering for a decent price.
* The capacitive touch switches may have improved the aesthetic appeal, but they've eliminated simplicity from the equation.
Borrowing design elements from its MKZ sibling, the 2015 Lincoln MKC features sleek headlamps, a taut chrome grille, and numerous protruding contours along its bodywork. Quite easily the most aesthetically pleasing offering in the brand’s lineup, the MKC undoubtedly trumps its competition as far as looks are concerned.
With a generous splash of leather, wood, and silver trim around the cabin, the Lincoln MKC reinstates its standing as a premium SUV. Adopting the same layout seen in the MKZ, the MKC welcomes a healthy dose of capacitive touch switches and a rather neat floating centre console. Offering seating for five and 712 litres of cargo room to boot, the MKC is a practical little one.
Utilizing microphones fitted around the interior, the MKC is able to monitor the sound profile of the cabin and invert the waves using a processor, to generate opposing acoustic waves through the speakers. In layman terms, the Active Noise Cancellation system works by cutting out unwanted sounds heard in the cabin, to a create a quieter one.
What’s on offer?
Under the hood of the MKC resides either a 2.0 litre unit, or a slightly brawnier 2.4 litre engine. Although both engines receive the turbocharger treatment and get mated to a six speed automatic transmission, the former kicks out 240 horsepower and 366 Nm of torque, while the latter is good for 285 horsepower and an impressive 414 Nm of torque.
With a price tag ranging from AED 160,000 to AED 210,000, the 2015 Lincoln MKC slots in between the economical Infiniti QX50 and the pricier Audi Q5. While materials and badge perceptions are evidently of a higher standard in the Q5, the dated, comical, and prosaic Infinti QX50 is no match for the Lincoln MKC.
|Specifications||2015 Lincoln MKC 2.0L||2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3L|
|Engine/ Cylinders||2.0 litre turbocharged / 4 cyl||2.3 litre turbocharged / 4 cyl|
|Max Power |
|240 hp @ 5,500 RPM||285 hp @ 5,500 RPM|
|366 Nm @ 3,000 RPM||414 Nm @ 2,750 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed automatic||6 speed automatic|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||7.2 secs||6.8 secs|
|Top speed||190 km/h||209 km/h|
|Price||AED 160,000 - 195,000||AED 210,000|