2013 Detroit: Lincoln MKC Concept shows small SUV possibility

Lincoln has revealed it’s first-ever small SUV concept today at the 2013 Detroit International Auto Show with the all-new MKC Concept.

The American automaker is looking to break into the ever-expanding market of small SUV’s with a luxury effort that encompasses all of Lincoln’s refreshed design concepts and technologies. The concept features Lincoln’s most current design study and is highlighted by its uninterrupted rear. Lincoln says, “This approach eliminated the tradition vertical cutline on the rear seen on utilities, which in turn contributed to the athletic presence of the vehicle.”

On the inside Lincoln focused on upgrading materials, and packing in plenty of technology, as the brand always has, with “Lincoln Experiences”. These experiences include a ton of customizable functions, push-button transmission engagement and programmable ride control, along with plenty of other features.

“The MKC Concept has a wonderful stance and sits beautifully on its wheels,” said Murat Gueler, MKC Concept lead exterior designer. “It has a sleek, sculpted body and wheel arches and elegant shoulders. The lines of the vehicle appear relatively simple on first look but with a second view reveal a dynamic three dimensionality.

If produced the Lincoln MKC will carry a 4-cylinder engine.

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-By: Alexandra Koken