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The 2015 Lincoln MKC is the next step in Lincoln revival strategy. The Ford Escape-based crossover sets itself apart from its sibling with changes to the body , interior, drivetrain, and suspension. I thought I would take a more in-depth look at what is going on in the interior of the MKC. All in all, I am pretty impressed.



The MKC has a simple interior that resists the temptation to add in every gizmo and gadget imaginable. Dials and knobs replace the touch controlled interior of the MKZ, and this is a welcome change that makes everything easier to use. The interior also feels nice and open. The MKC has an extra 22mm of space between the wheels when compared to the Escape, and if you opt for the large vista roof, that airy feeling becomes even greater.



Lincoln makes use of high quality materials in the interior to capture a feeling of luxury. Real wood trims and leather seats with French stitching prove that Lincoln isn't cutting any corners when it comes to craftsmanship for its customers. The MKC also introduces a new steering wheel for Lincoln that is wrapped in real leather and feels nice in the hands.



The Lincoln MKC has a upward sweeping dash that houses the push button start and the class exclusive 8-inch touch screen to control MyLincoln Touch. Drivers can make use of SYNC, or voice commands to control almost anything in the vehicle including audio, climate, Bluetooth and more. Other interior features of the Lincoln MKC include the THX II Certified Audio System, which is an industry first, and the head-up display that projects vehicle information onto the inside of your windshield.

In my opinion, the MKC's interior stacks up to its German rivals. We will have to wait to see sales figures before we know for sure though.
 

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it would be a good idea if they looked into adding some more styling to the seats, seems like it's very plain and basic. even just a simple pattern, diamond stitching, would help.
 

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Do you guys like the center console? I find it a bit bulky. I think it would be nicer if they made it lower down perhaps. I think the knobs are a good idea though. I could see touch controls being difficult to use all the time while you are driving.
 

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I would also get the interior in a different material combo. I am more of a fan of darker colors in the interior than lighter ones. I find beige interiors to look like they are for old people.

Reminds me of old people leather shoes that are beige. Kinda like these.

 

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the MKC interior is actually two tone, and done lovely at that! Notice how the door panels are beige but the seats and top dash are a deep chocolate brown...

 

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I was expecting the center console to be similar to that of the MKZ, with a more sleek and modern layout. Seems weird they didn't do this.
 

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Without my having yet seen (up close & personal that is) the 2 tone Whites Sands/Espresso interior.. [which looks pretty in photos, particularly in the specialized Lincoln media photos].. in some of the pics the abrupt contrast between dark and very light tones can appear excessive, especially when the center console and center armrest are included in the photo.

In view of all available interior color choices on the '15 MKC.. if the White Sands interior is judged too light in color for some, the Ebony interior judged too dark an environment (black from floor to ceiling), and the 2 tone White Sands/Espresso judged too stark a contrast overall.. then what's left to choose from? That would of course be the Hazelnut interior, which hasn't been photographed all that much (so far anyway) compared to the other color interiors. For reference I've attached below a few new photos of the MKC's Hazelnut interior I downloaded from the internet. I think this interior color - which I guess can also be referred to as "taupe" or "dark saddle" - looks very good.













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Agree about Hazelnut (probably because that's the interior color choice I ordered!). I did see one MKC with the black interior, and it did seem to dark. And I'm not a fan of light interiors, especially since I keep my vehicles a long time and they seem to show the wear a bit more. The MKC I spent a day in had the Hazelnut interior -- and I was sold on it right from the start! It's a good compromise between light and dark, and it's nice to be getting an interior that's not black or beige, which seem to be the only two colors most manufacturers offer anymore.
 

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I really like the wood accent on the dash and doors. The hazelnut interior looks like it has a slight touch of purple in it as well. I don't think its my favorite interior color option.

I think that overall the MKC has a great interior compared to its competitors. I think its one of the most attractive parts of the car.
 

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Don't forget that the MKC impressively features Bridge of Weir leather!

Automotive - Bridge of Weir

Bridge of Weir Leather was specified for the world's first production car, the famous Model T Ford. Our leather has
since graced the interiors of several well-known makes and models, including the 1950's Lincoln Continental.
Today, we supply full or pre-cut hides for over 20 current production models. In addition, leading automotive
designers commonly specify Bridge of Weir Leather for their showcase concept vehicles.

As car manufacturers more frequently feature leather in entry-level models, our production capacity enables us
to meet increasing market demands. We have made a significant investment in product testing facilities for
European Automotive Standards and specific customer requirements. Our logistics and distribution network is
geared towards the global, 'just in time' nature of modern automotive production.
 

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(Replying to multiple posts) My 2011 MKZ has both the Bridge of Weir leather and the THX Audio. I chuckle that a couple friends of ours, one a German car snob and one an audiophile, have been impressed with both, respectively. I look forward to continue enjoying both in my new MKC.
 
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White Sands Interior ?
For those that have this, what color is the rest of your interior?
From the brochure pictures, I assumed black, but mine is hazelnut ( which I like).
Is this standard?
 

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White Sands Interior ?
For those that have this, what color is the rest of your interior?
From the brochure pictures, I assumed black, but mine is hazelnut ( which I like).
Is this standard?
The white exterior/white sands interior date night Reserve MKC we drove had hazelnut. Our dealer showed us a silver sand/white sands one and it also had hazelnut.
 

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Color

Those photos are the exact colors in my MKc. The dealer also had one with all
light color but this combo of the choc brown seats, made us buy the Car.
I feel a lighter color interior sets off the details over black. Oh boy I'm probably starting a fued. I just turned in my Caddy SRX amd it was Black inside.

Kenny
 
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