Some good ideas already posted about the lack of this item. Just wish Lincoln had the forethought to offer this as an accessory. They are available on some Ford models so this omission makes no sense. My question about buying an aftermarket protector is that the power hatch of the MKC will bounce back up if it comes in contact with something other then the bumper. I had a very thin cloth item that I didn't tuck back into the hatch very well and when the power hatch came in contact with it, it bounced right back up. Won't it do the same thing to some of these aftermarket protectors that look as if they have a bit more thickness to them? Anyone already bought and installed one? I'd love to hear about where you got it and a photo of your final installation would be an added bonus. Many thanks!