Lincoln has fully revealed the production version of the MKC, following a concept shown at the beginning of the year at NAIAS.

Lincoln has fully revealed the production version of the MKC, following a concept shown at the beginning of the year at NAIAS.

As far as design is concerned, it looks a lot like the concept with the exception of the conventional door handles fitted on the production version. In addition, the back of the car shows less aggressive exhausts and slight changes in the taillight graphics. Overall, the 2015 MKC follows Lincoln's new design approach introduced with the 2013 MKZ, such as the split-wing front grille and the wraparound liftgate. The model shown in these official photos is equipped with an optional all-glass Vista Roof.

Under the hood it will get a standard 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine rated at 240 HP (177 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) at 3,000 rpm. Optionally available will be an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine producing 275 HP (202 kW) at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 300 lb-ft (406 Nm) available at 3,000 rpm.

The 2015 Lincoln MKC will get standard 18-inch alloys and a front-wheel drive setup, but for more money clients can opt for 19-inch rims and the firm's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system which comes with Continuously Controlled Damping.

The interior cabin doesn't stray away too far from what we saw in the concept and we find Lincoln's signature push-button gear shifter and plush leathers with French stitching. Also available is a Bridge of Weir leather and authentic wood trim, along with a redesigned leather-wrapped steering wheel which will be seen on future Lincoln models. Other goodies include a 14-speaker THX-certified sound system, 8-inch touchscreen display and SYNC with MyLincoln Touch.

Production of the Lincoln MKC crossover will commence in the second quarter of 2014 at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, with deliveries kicking off later that summer.

Check out the attached press release for full details.

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