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    2015 Lincoln MKC To Start At $33,995



    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    December 16, 2013

    Lincoln has announced pricing for the new MKC compact crossover that will be arriving at dealers starting next summer. For $33,995* (includes destination), that will net you the base MKC Premiere with the 2.0L EcoBoost, six-speed automatic, and front-wheel drive. Standard features include remote start, backup sensors and camera, eighteen-inch aluminum wheels, nine-speaker sound system, MyLincolnTouch, and much more.

    Next up is the Select which begins at $37,225 and comes with upgraded eighteen-inch wheels, side-mirror turn signals, power folding mirrors, and Wollsdorf leather on the steering wheel. Wrapping up the trims is the Reserve which starts at $40,930 and includes a 'Vista roof' with powered shade, navigation, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert, and cooled seats.

    The option list includes such items as the 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder for the Select and Reserve models that carries a $1,140 price tag and all-wheel drive with continuously controlled damping (CCD) suspension for $2,495.

    Source: Lincoln

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    Lincoln Announces Pricing for All-New Small Premium MKC

    • Compelling content, supreme craftsmanship available in 2014
    • Suggested retail pricing for 2015 Lincoln MKC starts at $33,995, including destination and delivery
    • Three trim levels available when Lincoln MKC goes on sale next year
    • Lincoln MKC introduces Lincoln Experiences with Approach Detection and an embedded modem that enables the MyLincoln Mobile App. Available features include a 275-horsepower twin-turbo EcoBoost® engine, park out assist, Deepsoft Bridge of Weir leather, Vista Roof®, 19-inch wheels, voice-activated navigation, hands-free liftgate and a host of driver-assist technologies

    DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 16, 2013 – The 2015 Lincoln MKC, the brand's first entry in the small premium utility segment, will go on sale next year with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price of $33,995, including destination and delivery charges. This is the most accessible starting price point in the segment.

    Three trim levels will be available when the vehicle goes on sale: Premiere, Select and Reserve, each offering an array of luxury content and amenities so owners can select features best suited to their needs.

    "As the newest entrant in small premium utility, which is the fastest-growing luxury segment, we have to offer our clients a fresh and compelling proposition," said Matt VanDyke, Director, Global Lincoln. "The Lincoln MKC offers the lowest base entry price in the segment as well as a host of first-to-segment features."

    The Lincoln MKC debuts with a fully turbocharged lineup featuring EcoBoost® engines. It also introduces Approach Detection, which senses when an owner is near and responds by illuminating "welcome mats" on the ground next to both front doors. Simultaneously, headlamps, taillamps and door handles glow with soft lighting tuned to complement the vehicle's exterior color.

    Also standard is Lincoln signature push-button gear shift that controls the automatic transmission.

    The 2015 Lincoln MKC with the Reserve package, 2.3-liter EcoBoost Engine ($1,140) and optional all-wheel drive and continuously controlled damping (CCD) suspension ($2,495 MSRP) offers a lower MSRP than similarly equipped entries from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

    2015 Lincoln MKC standard equipment

    MECHANICAL

    -Active Noise Control (ANC)

    -Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS)

    -Electronic parking brake

    -15.5-gallon fuel tank

    -Hill Start Assist

    -Push-button shift

    -SelectShift® automatic transmission with paddle shifters

    -Torque Vectoring Control

    EXTERIOR

    -Anodized roof rails without cross-bars

    -Body-colored bumpers/fascias, door handles and spoiler

    -Bright beltline molding

    -Color-keyed exterior antenna

    -Dual exhausts with chrome exhaust tips

    -Front license-plate brackets

    -Front solar-tinted and privacy glass

    -Auto on/off HID headlamps with LED signature lighting

    -Body-colored, dual-power heated mirrors with memory; integrated spotter mirrors

    -Smoked Chrome front grille

    -LED signature taillamps

    -18-inch painted aluminum wheels

    -P235/50R18 tires

    Steel mini spare wheel – tire T165/70R17

    INTERIOR / COMFORT

    -Four-way manual adjustable front/rear headrests

    -Aluminum trim on door panel, console and instrument panel

    -Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control (DEATC) climate control

    -Power door locks

    -Driver and passenger dual illuminated visors with ticket clip

    -Driver and passenger seatback coat hooks and map pockets

    -Driver and passenger power windows with one-touch up/down

    -Enhanced particulate air filter

    -First- and second-row floor mats

    -Front floor console with storage with two cupholders

    -Electrochromic auto-dimming rearview mirror

    -Overhead console with sunglasses holder

    -First-row seats: 10-way power driver's seat with two-way power lumbar and memory; four-way power front-passenger seat with power recline; heated first-row seats; Lincoln Luxury Soft Touch seating surfaces

    -Second-row seats: 60/40 fold-flat split bench with recline

    -Leather-wrapped steering wheel with speed and redundant audio controls; manual tilt and telescoping

    -Touch LED map lights

    -Lincoln Experiences welcome/farewell elements: Lincoln Logo welcome mat; door-handle illumination; Approach Detection; signature lighting fade up

    SAFETY / SECURITY

    -Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

    -Dual-stage front airbags

    -Driver knee airbag

    -Side airbags

    -Side air curtains

    -Emergency brake assist

    -Interactive vehicle dynamics with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)

    -Lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH)

    -Perimeter alarm

    -Rear camera

    -SecuriCode™ keypad

    -SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system

    -SOS Post Crash Alert

    -Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

    -Traction control

    FUNCTIONAL

    -Two-speed rear wipers with washer

    -Active Grille Shutters

    -Lincoln Premium Sound System with nine speakers and subwoofer with single-CD/MP3 player; auxiliary input jack; SIRIUS® Satellite Radio (48 contiguous states; service not available in Alaska and Hawaii)

    -Cruise control

    -Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler

    -Front driver and passenger grab handle

    -Intelligent Access with push-button start

    -Intermittent speed-sensitive front wipers

    -Message center with compass

    -MyKey®

    -Outside temperature gauge

    -Four powerpoints: two in front, one in rear, auxiliary in luggage compartment

    -Rear-window defroster

    -Remote start

    -Reverse sensing system

    -SYNC® with MyLincoln Touch®: 8-inch touch screen in center stack; media hub with two USB ports, SD card reader and RCA video input jacks; five-way controls on steering wheel; voice-activated communication and entertainment system

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    Hmm... the X1 is $30,800 msrp, but that might be smaller than the MKC, the X3 is $39k. The GLK, which feels larger, is $37k. The SRX which is larger inside and much larger outside is $37k.

    Lincoln might be in a sweet spot here.

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    I guess it makes sense since the MKX is about $40k. If a Lincoln Fusion is $36,000, a Lincoln Escape might as well be $33,000. But with options at $37-40k it seems pricey for what you get. However, people love crossovers and will buy them.

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    I checked this out on Monday at the Indy Auto Show and I have to say I was thoroughly impressed...and I am by no means a fan of Ford or Lincoln... They really shouldn't have branded the MKZ as their rebirth vehicle...this should have been it. It may be based on the Escape, but you'd be hard pressed to tell by looking at or sitting in it. First impressions, I'd say it will be a legitimate entry to into the compact premium crossover segment.

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    I would like to read a road test, to see how it compares to the other domestic compact CUV. No typo.

    They only had to make it identical to the Escape to have it drive and steer excellently. I worry that in an effort to make it more "Lincoln" they'll screw up that formula.

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    That is so odd... I tried to be funneh and spell "compares" as c o m p a l e s, insinuating that the Lincoln would "pale" in comparison to the Cadillac, but when encased in your quote, "compares" is how it appears... spel check?

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