Lincoln has officially unveiled the 2015 MKC at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It will go on sale next summer.

Lincoln has officially unveiled the 2015 MKC at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Designed to help save the beleaguered brand, the MKC has a stylish exterior that closely echoes the MKC concept. As a result, the crossover has a bold front fascia with a "split-wing" grille that is flanked by HID headlights. Moving further back, we can see a sloping roofline, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and full-width LED taillights. The model also has metallic accents and 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.

The cabin is elegantly equipped with leather upholstery, wood trim and a MyLincoln Touch infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display. Customers can also order a panoramic Vista Roof, a premium audio system and Bridge of Weir leather upholstery.

Under the hood, two engines are available. The entry-level 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder develops 240 bhp (179 kW) and 270 lb-ft (365 Nm) of torque, while the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost produces approximately 275 bhp (205 kW) and 300 lb-ft (406 Nm) of torque. Both engines are connected to an automatic transmission which sends power to the front wheels. An all-wheel drive system is optional and includes a Continuously Controlled Damping system with three modes: sport, comfort and normal.

The 2015 Lincoln MKC will go on sale next summer and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Gallery: 2015 Lincoln MKC bows in Los Angeles, has an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine

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