Lincoln’s compact crossover MKC has been around since 2015 model year and for the 2019 version, Lincoln refreshed its smallest utility vehicle. The most obvious is model’s new face with the new grille version and Lincoln also changed some exterior details. Interior benefits from new, better quality materials in the top-tier version and the model also comes with the modern electronics from the base version. The new MKC is here again in the base and Reserve versions and the 2019 Lincoln MKC Black Label is at the top of the range.
The Black Label model has unique exterior and brings the most of the luxury and technology inside the cabin. The top-luxury version offers three interior themes including Modern Heritage, Indulgence and Center Stage. The mechanics remain familiar on the refreshed model.
2019 Lincoln MKC Black Label: Styling
The luxury crossover 2019 Lincoln MKC Black Label benefits from the styling updates we already saw on brand’s latest models. The center point of the new styling of is the new grille which replaces the split wing design with the new form which made the debut on the Continental sedan. The model also adds slightly reshaped and modernized LED headlights and wears cleaner hood lines. The rear has more chrome details and familiar taillights.
The Black Label has chrome, mesh grille and chrome moldings on the profile and rear sections. The multi-spoke 19-inch wheels also improve the look of this version.
Inside the cabin, the refreshed MKS isn’t radically different from the previous version. Actually, Lincoln improved the level of the equipment and quality of materials in the top version. The refreshed MKC comes with the Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch center screen and smartphone support. All models also include WiFi and USB ports but also collision warning with automatic emergency braking. The Black Label also adds automatic parking system, lane departure warning and intervention, and adaptive cruise control. A 14-speaker THX II sound system is also available.
The top-tier Black Label version also continues with three familiar interior themes. The Modern Heritage interior has Vianca white leather seats combined with Argento wood accents. The Indulgence uses Ziricote wood trim and Venetian in different colors. The Center Stage theme combines black seats with Alcantara inserts and red piping. Also available is new Rialto Green leather combined with black ash wood interior pieces.
2019 Lincoln MKC Black Label: Powertrain
The 2019 Lincoln MKC Black Label and other versions return with the familiar engine options. The base engine remains a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. A 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine improves to 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. The stronger engine is in the combination with the all-wheel drive. The Black Label model also has the adaptive suspension dampers.
The things would be even better for the refreshed MKC with the new 10-speed automatic transmission which Lincoln offers in the new Nautilus. However, the refreshed entry-level Lincoln’s crossover continues with the six-speed automatic gearbox.
2019 Lincoln MKC Black Label: Price
The 2019 Lincoln MKC Black Label will be available this summer. The base MKC will start from $34k. The Black label will again rise above mid-$40k.