Lincoln Reveals Minor Updates for 2017 MKC
The Lincoln MKC has been a major driver of brand interest since its launch in 2014, from its prominent role in the Matthew McConaughey ad campaign to its ability to draw in more female customers. Now, Lincoln is updating the 2017 MKC with more standard features and technologies.
“MKC is Lincoln’s first small utility vehicle in the world’s fastest-growing segment,” said John Jraiche, chief engineer, Lincoln MKC. “A number of segment-first technologies are designed to welcome customers, help make parking situations easier and traffic less stressful.”
The 2017 model year update does not yet update the MKC’s face to match that of the new Continental and MKZ, though that would likely come sometime over the next two years as part of the first mid-cycle refresh. The 2017 MKC, however, gets the following updates:
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- Power liftgate comes standard (was previously optional equipment)
- Auto Stop-Start standard on 2.0-liter front-wheel-drive model and available on all-wheel drive model
- Auto Hold feature standardized (keeps vehicle stopped at lights and in stop-and-go traffic without drivers needing to depress the brake pedal)
- SYNC® 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard
Lincoln has not yet announced updates price points for the 2017 Lincoln MKC.
After hitting the market two years ago this month, Lincoln sold a total of 13,077 MKCs in seven full months of sales during 2014 and 24,590 sales throughout 2015. Through the first four months of 2016, MKC sales total 7,960 units in the United States, with sales in April up 51.2% year-over-year.
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