Lincoln’s MKC concept, on display at the Detroit Auto Show this week and next, shows off a smaller, more refined version of Ford’s Lincoln crossover. Making elegance a key component of every aspect of the MKC’s look, there is no official word on whether the vehicle will end up with a hybrid powertrain. Ford Motor Co.’s Fusion and C-Max hybrids are the only comparable propulsion systems that could end up in the MKC, but the automaker is simply not offering any data on that topic for now.
If you are a Lincoln enthusiast, you will certainly enjoy the unveiling of the MKC Concept, with its unique, smooth design and trendy yet understated appearance. Virtually every design component has been redone for the MKC, from the side-view cut-line to the frameless windows and panoramic roof, which happens to cover the entire length of the vehicle. Complete with 20-inch chrome wheels, the MKC also features plenty of leather on the interior. The tail lamps run completely across the rear of the vehicle and contribute to the overall look of refinement and luxury.
Most insiders are saying that the MKC, which is largely based upon the Ford Escape, will appear in showrooms by 2015 or earlier. The full-length sunroof, black wood, and a generous array of leather make for an open-air feel in the MKC’s interior. Taking a cue from Tesla Motors perhaps, the Lincoln concept features a push-button gearshift as well as a touch screen control panel. A totally new design for Lincoln, the LED tail lights, split grille, and overall compact architecture make for an inviting, handsome crossover. This is what concept car design is all about.
For more about the Lincoln MKC concept see the company’s dedicated page for the vehicle, complete with high-definition photos and plenty of details: