The upcoming 2022 Lincoln MKC became the Corsair model. However, many models are still using the old MKC name. It is the smallest SUV in the brand’s lineup, but it also comes with a luxury and stylish design. You can see the pattern here, Lincoln’s SUVs are called Navigator, Nautilus, Aviator, and now Corsair. According to the manufacturer, the MK-nomenclature was too confusing.
This clearly shows that the MKC model continues to live, but only under a different name. As for the updates, the new MKC SUV will introduce minor changes only. This model already offers a refreshed look with a very modern interior. Of course, some updates will happen, but don’t expect anything dramatic to change.
Two Available Engines
The all-new 2022 Lincoln MKC comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that develops 250 horsepower. The crossover SUV is one of the most powerful models in its segment. It comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel-drive. On top of that, this engine generates 280 lb-ft of torque. Surprisingly, this engine is also fuel efficient, providing 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
A 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is also available. This turbo-four variant is capable of producing 295 hp and 310 lb-ft of twisting power. And while the EcoBoost engine provides almost the same fuel economy ratings, it is only available with a four-wheel-drive system.
What About Hybrid Powertrain?
The 2022 Lincoln MKC also offers a hybrid powertrain option. This model is known as the “Corsair Grand Touring” and it provides improved fuel efficiency. Grand Touring is a trim level, that offers more premium amenities.
On top of that, it offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain that delivers 266 hp. Furthermore, this model also provides around 25 miles of all-electric driving range. Unlike the base gasoline engine, the hybrid variant offers a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
2022 Lincoln MKC Price, Release Date
The price of the new 2022 Lincoln MKC will start at around $36,000. It is a price of the “Standard” trim level, while the Reserve variant costs $43,000. If you want an optional engine choice, it will cost you an additional $7,000. All-wheel-drive is also optional and it is available for $2,000. There will be three interior color schemes.
However, the range-topping Black Label trim level provides the most luxury. Thanks to that, its price starts at above $60k. As we said, MKC crossover SUV will arrive under the name “Lincoln Corsair.” The Grand Touring trim offers a hybrid powertrain option. Lastly, MKC or Corsair will compete with models such as Audi Q5, BMW X3, Infiniti QX50, and Lexus NX.