Lincoln MKC Concept Crossover Hybrid Version To Come
We were able to see few smaller vehicles that were delivered to the market by leading luxury brands and it seams that more of these will be offered. One of these was also presented at Detroit Auto Show, Lincoln MKC Concept Crossover and it is a good thing that a hybrid version will be also delivered.
The smallest member so far of Ford’s struggling luxury brand has been the MKZ mid-size sedan, but the compact crossover concept shows the brand will go smaller.
While it’s built on the underpinnings of the 2013 Ford Escape, the MKC shares no body panels with that popular crossover.
Instead, it layers on the luxury and shows off the usual Lincoln styling cues and the brand’s signature all-glass roof.
Inside, it replaces Ford’s practical dashboard with high design and elegant materials.
The MKC Concept has the predictable touchscreen for minor controls–though we seriously doubt it’s a match for the excellent graphics and instantaneous response of the 17-inch screen in the Tesla Model S–and pushbuttons for gear selection, to replace a plebian lever on the console.
Interior finishes include light cream leather seats and subtle aluminum accents.
As for fuel efficiency, Ford gave essentially no detail on the powertrains that might be used in the production version of the Lincoln MKC.
It may be limited to the larger of two EcoBoost engines fitted to the Ford Escape–the 240-horsepower 2.0-liter four, which returns 25 mpg combined–and there’s some speculation that a hybrid version will also be offered.
If there were an MKC Hybrid, it would use the same powertrain already on sale in the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
Here’s hoping that the fuel-efficiency ratings of any future Lincoln MKC Hybrid reflect real-world gas mileage better than the 47-mpg ratings of those two Fords.
We’re sure to have more news about the production version of the Lincoln MKC crossover later this year.
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