Pricing for the all-new Lincoln MKC crossover has been revealed, ahead of its release next summer as an early 2015 model. It reprises the MKZ’s well identified trim levels and offers aggressive pricing.
Premiere model will start at 33,995$ with front-wheel drive and the base 2.0L EcoBoost four cylinder engine making 240hp. It comes equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission offering a manual mode with paddle-shifters on the steering wheel, 18-inch wheels and backup camera among other features.
A notch above, Select trim requires an extra 3,230$ but allows you to choose the exclusive 2.3L EcoBoost engine good for 275hp as well as a host of additional kit like special wheels, improved interior detailing and Lincoln’s new corporate steering wheel with improved controls and special leather trimmings.
Finally, buyers can opt for the Reserve trim. At 40,930$, choice of engines remains the same but you get standard equipment such as the panoramic VistaRoof, exclusive wheels, and more of the MKC’s advanced technological features (such as BLIS, an embedded modem and hands-free navigation).
Individual options and packages remain available between trim levels, but a few are particularly interesting: Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD, part of Lincoln Drive Control) is a 650$ option but is included in the 2,495$ AWD package, and an Enhanced THX II Certified stereo will cost you 995$. Considering the power and clarity of Lincoln’s previous THX installations this should prove to be a great bargain for the enthusiast – unlike other models, the MKC gets a Lincoln Premium Sound System.
For reference, a 2013 MKX starts at 39,575$. While it offers less technological features, the current generation allows buyers to opt for a V6. It will be interesting to see how the next generation of MKX is positioned to work with the MKC to cover the most ground in the ever-expanding luxury crossover segment.
Full press release available below.