Lincoln MKC spotted testing with new grille

Lincoln MKC spotted testing with new grille

Lincoln has been revamping its entire line-up lately. It started with the MKZ and the Continental sedans, and now next-in-line is the MKC crossover. The new and updated 2018 Lincoln MKC was caught testing for the first time at the carmaker’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

Introduced in 2013, the MKC has been the highest selling vehicle for Lincoln. The cladded prototype hides a new fascia. The most prominent changes include the new grille and headlights. The grille which can now be seen on the Continental and MKZ sedans will now adorn the smallest crossover, replacing the ‘butterfly’ designed grille. Both the headlights and the tail lights will be reworked as well to keep things fresh.

The wheels, on the other hand, seem to have taken their cues from the Lincoln Navigator Concept showcased last year. Rest of the body remains unchanged compared to the current generation MKC. On the inside, expect the crossover to have added features in safety and entertainment front.

Under the hood, the MKC will continue to be offered with its line-up of 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine along with the 2.3-litre unit with power output ranging from 240-290bhp. The transmission, however, is expected to get an updated nine-speed automatic developed with GM, replacing the older six-speed unit.

Expect to see the revised Lincoln MKC later this year at the Los Angeles Motor Show or early next year at the Detroit Motor Show.