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The "new" Lincoln front-end to me is a chrome sport grille. To that extent, I hope Lincoln Motor fully supports its statement (i.e. more hp!).

A compact CUV with a V6TT 335hp & 9-speed auto would be to me the perfect sweet spot (on 87 octane fuel) because the current 2.3TT has some serious turbo lag on stop and go with the 6-speed auto lacking between gear 1-3 + extra gear on top end is much needed.

New LED headlights... maybe. I hope there's a shining Lincoln star in the front as an option :grin. Mazda CX-9 has a signature lighting up front. Why can't a Lincoln have one?
 

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Here is my wish list for the refreshed 2019 MKC

⁃ Adaptive cruise with stop and go
⁃ 9 speed transmission
⁃ HD rear view mirror
⁃ 360 Camera
⁃ Heads up display
⁃ Active braking
⁃ Multi contour seat
 

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2 inches or more rear seat room
longer front seat bottom cushions
a hood that does not flutter
interior mood lighting that dims further
CCD menu not buried
rack functional flush roof rails
selectable ride height adjustment
 

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My guess is:


- Revised fascia and tail lamps, Wheels
- Adaptive cruise with stop and go
- Active braking
- Front camera
- Perhaps a 9 speed transmission
- Modest HP/torque boost on the 2.3 (if the 9 speed can take it)
 
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My guess is:


- Revised fascia and tail lamps, Wheels
- Adaptive cruise with stop and go
- Active braking
- Front camera
- Perhaps a 9 speed transmission
- Modest HP/torque boost on the 2.3 (if the 9 speed can take it)

You're very close, blankster. I just went to a focus group thing where we compared the upcoming MKC (2019? 2020? - they didn't say) with 4 current competitors. While I can't say too much or too specifically, because we had to sign NDAs of course, I think I can safely say, think "mini-2018 Navigator"...inside and out.
 
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Here is my wish list for the refreshed 2019 MKC

⁃ Adaptive cruise with stop and go
⁃ 9 speed transmission
⁃ HD rear view mirror
⁃ 360 Camera
⁃ Heads up display
⁃ Active braking
⁃ Multi contour seat
The vehicle is already available it is called an MKX, except for the 9 speed trans
 

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You're very close, blankster. I just went to a focus group thing where we compared the upcoming MKC (2019? 2020? - they didn't say) with 4 current competitors. While I can't say too much or too specifically, because we had to sign NDAs of course, I think I can safely say, think "mini-2018 Navigator"...inside and out.

Lincoln is also bringing an Aviator to market soon (smaller Navigator) could that be what you saw?
 

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The vehicle is already available it is called an MKX, except for the 9 speed trans
Except that not everyone needs or wants an MKX size! It's like comparing a Macan vs a Cayenne. There are people who still prefer compact vehicles with better options without needing to go BIGGER in size. Also, compact cars are more fun to drive! Plus, the regular Equinox has most of the options already.
 

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I drove the MKX as a service loaner while my MKC was in for service. It just felt too big. The MKC is the perfect size for us!
 

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I drove the MKX as a service loaner while my MKC was in for service. It just felt too big. The MKC is the perfect size for us!

I also did the same an came to the same conclusion.. Reminded me too much of our previous Ford Edge... A nice kid hauler bordering on the feel of a minivan
 

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Lincoln is also bringing an Aviator to market soon (smaller Navigator) could that be what you saw?
Nope. Was definitely a next-generation MKC. From what I've heard the new "Aviator" will be based on the Explorer and what we saw, sat in, etc. was not that big or that class of vehicle. The spec sheet was impressive, though, and close to your list...including a new "greener" powertrain option.
 

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Nope. Was definitely a next-generation MKC. From what I've heard the new "Aviator" will be based on the Explorer and what we saw, sat in, etc. was not that big or that class of vehicle. The spec sheet was impressive, though, and close to your list...including a new "greener" powertrain option.

Interesting - I see they are testing a "greener" Escape so that could/would include the MKC. Now the question is was it the 2019 which is a MCR (mid-cycle refresh) or the next generation as stated i.e. new platform?
 

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Interesting - I see they are testing a "greener" Escape so that could/would include the MKC. Now the question is was it the 2019 which is a MCR (mid-cycle refresh) or the next generation as stated i.e. new platform?
I would not call this a mid-cycle refresh. The exterior and interior were completely different from the current model, not just swapping in the new corporate grill and some revised taillights, etc. It also seemed to be a bit larger with a little more rear seat room. I remember going to a similar one a few years ago for the MKX. The vehicle they showed us turned out to indeed be the current MKX in production form; i.e., a next-gen, not a MCR.
 

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I would not call this a mid-cycle refresh. The exterior and interior were completely different from the current model, not just swapping in the new corporate grill and some revised taillights, etc. It also seemed to be a bit larger with a little more rear seat room. I remember going to a similar one a few years ago for the MKX. The vehicle they showed us turned out to indeed be the current MKX in production form; i.e., a next-gen, not a MCR.

Sounds like you were looking at prototypes for the 202X MKC then??
 

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This information is from Auto News a while ago. It shows an MKC redesign in 2018. Probably as a 2019 model?
 

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This information is from Auto News a while ago. It shows an MKC redesign in 2018. Probably as a 2019 model?

That might be a little out of date - MKC production was slated to go to a separate plant in Mexico but that changed late last year when Trump leaned on Ford - So the MKC will again be joined at the hip with the Escape and will change with the Escape slated for 2019 (MY 2020). Or if the 2 models continue to sell well perhaps a delay??
 

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New Audi Q5 has a 252 hp (2.0T) to a 354 hp SQ5 (3.0T V6).
New BMW X3 goes from 252 hp (2.0T) to a M40i 355 hp (3.0TT V6).
Mercedes-Benz offers a 241 hp (2.0T), a 362 hp GLC43 (3.0TT V6), and 469 hp GLC63 (4.0TT V8) :devil

Volvo XC60: 250 hp, 316 hp, and 400 hp.
Jaguar F-Pace: 247 hp, 296 hp, 340 hp, and 380 hp.
Porsche Macan: 252 hp, 340 hp, 360 hp, 400 hp, and 440 hp :devil

Current Lincoln MKC: 240 hp, and 285 hp, hey!
"New" Lincoln MKC:... ... ... (= you better make it right :mad:)
 

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New Audi Q5 has a 252 hp (2.0T) to a 354 hp SQ5 (3.0T V6).
New BMW X3 goes from 252 hp (2.0T) to a M40i 355 hp (3.0TT V6).
Mercedes-Benz offers a 241 hp (2.0T), a 362 hp GLC43 (3.0TT V6), and 469 hp GLC63 (4.0TT V8) :devil

Volvo XC60: 250 hp, 316 hp, and 400 hp.
Jaguar F-Pace: 247 hp, 296 hp, 340 hp, and 380 hp.
Porsche Macan: 252 hp, 340 hp, 360 hp, 400 hp, and 440 hp :devil

Current Lincoln MKC: 240 hp, and 285 hp, hey!
"New" Lincoln MKC:... ... ... (= you better make it right :mad:)
Okay, why are we in HP wars again?
Where is our hybrid Lincoln?
No rational business need for 4 engine offerings. I say one hybrid, a mid range 250hp or so 2.0, and yes a 300+ hp 'halo' mill for happy leadfoots:wink
 

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Okay, why are we in HP wars again?
Where is our hybrid Lincoln?
No rational business need for 4 engine offerings. I say one hybrid, a mid range 250hp or so 2.0, and yes a 300+ hp 'halo' mill for happy leadfoots:wink
It's important so you can get to Starbucks a second or two faster. Or perhaps to the next stoplight a second or two faster. At some point HP means nothing as you practically can't benefit from it and most likely won't even notice it. I'm happy with my 2.0t with a 0-60 in about 6.5 sec which is about the same as the 2.3 engine despite the 2.3 having more HP.
 
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