Lincoln MKC Drives Brand Momentum with More Technology and Features for 2017 Model Year

DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln MKC is driving brand growth, particularly with women. For 2017,
it brings even 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

For 2017, Lincoln MKC remains committed to blending performance, quality
and technology with features that include:

  • Power liftgate is now standard equipment versus optional
  • Auto Start-Stop is now available on 2.0-liter all-wheel-drive MKC,
    standard on front-wheel-drive model; energy-conserving technology
    shuts off engine when the vehicle is stopped and idling –
    automatically restarting it quietly and seamlessly
  • Auto Hold, now standard across the line, relieves the driver from
    having to press the brake pedal continuously to keep the vehicle
    stationary; helpful in stop-and-go traffic
  • SYNC® 3 plus Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ allows
    drivers flexibility to integrate their favorite devices while offering
    high-speed performance, simple voice control, steering wheel controls
    and touch screen access to audio, phone, climate and apps. Drivers can
    make calls, send and receive messages, listen to music and get
    directions with available navigation – all in a way that’s designed to
    minimize distraction and allow them to stay focused on the road

Lincoln MKC sales totaled approximately 25,000 vehicles last year. Along
with bolstering the brand portfolio, it’s bringing younger, more
affluent customers and growing numbers of women to showrooms. MKC
registrations to women contributed 59 percent to Lincoln’s
year-over-year SUV growth in 2015, according to a recent Lincoln
analysis of IHS Automotive registration data. Lincoln MKC is produced at
Louisville Assembly Plant.

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