As was the case with the Lincoln MKZ, it appears that Lincoln isn't wasting any time getting its newest model transformed from concept to production form. We just saw the MKC Concept earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, and based on these spy shots, it looks like the final touches are being put in place for the 2014 Lincoln MKC crossover.

Sharing its platform with the Ford Escape, we can definitely see some similarities between these two compact crossovers when it comes to the roofline and daylight opening, but through the heavy camouflage, Lincoln's signature split-wing grille can easily be seen and it looks like the concept's taillights will also make it to reality. On the disappointing side, it looks like the integrated exhaust outlets are being ditched for some round outlets, and we can't tell if the production version will keep the Audi-like clamshell rear liftgate.


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      Hello, Brian
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the MKC concept. And while I disagree with those who seem to think that a crossover should be RWD (FWD and AWD should suffice), it is very disappointing to see that TLMC is cutting design corners with this (the round exhaust hanging beneath the rear fascia). Done right, this \"car\" could well be their savior. They need to put everything they have into it. They should be trying to save a few dollars, at this point. Now is the time for do or die.
      DraGuLa
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wouldn\'t get to disappointed about the lack of intergrated exhaust tips. They could be doing it like the Fusion where only the Titanium level has the intergrated tips.
        Mike
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DraGuLa
        You get an "A" for the day for common sense ;)
      Farmboy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope it looks similar to the concept, body-wise. It really was a nice take on a compact crossover.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really wish Lincoln would give up this stupid MK naming scheme. It's not working.,,
      GFB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Badge engineering is OK for trucks. Everybody does it and it works because their high center of gravity rules out any real pretense of handling performance. The Lincoln MKC should be the hit that Lincoln is looking for. It is a real looker (that grille rocks on the MKC, bombs on the MKZ) that - if Ford is serious about Lincoln quality and driving dynamics - might be able to hang with the big boys. Cars are another matter since virtually all credible manufacturers stake their claim on the luxury market with dedicated, differentiated platforms (yes, that includes Audi for those who are unwilling to research platform history within the VW Group). Lincoln, more than any other brand except for Acura, cries out for real differentiation from its more pedestrian cousins. Ford cannot claim a real comeback effort for Lincoln cars without a dedicated RWD platform. Without one, only Ford management is fooled (fooling itself) into thinking that the offering of modified Ford model cars as luxury/premium Lincoln model cars is going to stir new cross-shopping customer interest.
        mikeybyte1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GFB
        I agree they will need some RWD products but it does not have to be on a dedicated platform. The platform that Cadillac is using for the ATS and upcoming CTS will be used for the Camaro and others. So I think Lincoln could take the upcoming Mustang RWD platform and stretch and pull it to make it something unique and not a Mustang rebadge.
          riserburn99andre
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mikeybyte1
          The problem is the mustang will come first and then the chassis will spread. GM made the chassis for the luxury make first then is tweeking it for the Camaro. So in effect it will have a luxury car platform with highend parts compared to a mainstream vehicle made for a luxury carmake.
      Mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks close to the concept so far, glad it still looks muscular and does not have that steep slope front the Escape production model ended up having compared to the concept.
      amerifight
      • 1 Year Ago
      OK i'm going to hold criticism for when I can actually see it. Lincoln is on the right track, they disparately need a flagship.
      lagasca142
      • 1 Year Ago
      This suv is the real making of rebuilding a company, it has good looks written all over it, but when Lincoln get serious it will go back to real names that we all can relate to, bond with, and be proud of. MKC= Lincoln Carpi , MKZ= Zephyr, MKS= Town Sedan. Names do sell cars,it a major selling point.
      alistair.dillingham
      • 1 Year Ago
      The morons at Lincoln, currently the sickest division of any automaker in the USA, will never learn. Here is it. ANOTHER Overpriced Ford clone.
        alistair.dillingham
        • 1 Year Ago
        @alistair.dillingham
        To the three clue4less fools that voted this 100% TRUTHFUL post down. Retards: LOOK at Lincoln's DISMAL sales numbers. It must cost the Ford Motor COmpany BILLIONS to keep this loser on life support. Mulally is leaving. He had 5 years to fix or close down Lincoln, and he did NOTHING but offer weird-looking Ford CLONES rebadged as Lincolns. Lincoln does not have ONE vehicle that is unique to it!
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @alistair.dillingham
          You have a point. Lincoln DOES need a car that they can call their own.
          express2day
          • 1 Year Ago
          @alistair.dillingham
          Lincoln is just starting its rebirth. Their first of seven new models has barely reached showrooms yet. Given the company time. Look at Cadillac's dismal sales numbers of the past several years. Their sales are down even more than Lincoln.
          alistair.dillingham
          • 1 Year Ago
          @alistair.dillingham
          There is nothing even close to any rebirth. Lincoln is in a coma and dying a very slow death. Its number one problem, is that it has NO, None, models that are UNIQUE to it. Instead, every single Lincoln present OR FUTURE is just a far more exzpensive, far less good looking FORD CLONE. Look at the great looking FUSION and its weird looking Lincoln clone the MKZ. No wonder MKZ buyers are switching to CADDY and buying the ATS and CTS instead.
          mikeybyte1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @alistair.dillingham
          The same was said about Cadillac and Buick and even Chrysler more than once. It's up to Ford to see how serious they are about reviving the brand. Saying they will "never learn" seems to indicate you know how to run an automobile company better than they do. Maybe you should go there and sit down with them, go through all of the financials in detail and design a plan that will revive them. Or go through the shut down process of killing Lincoln and those related costs. Go show them how it's done since you seem to have all of the answers.
          Matt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @alistair.dillingham
          Nice use of capital letters...and the word "Retards"
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Matt Frawley
      • 1 Year Ago
      Garbage Lincoln Brand is forever, Cadillac Powers is top leader forever!!!!!!
      Neil
      • 1 Year Ago
      oh look, ford is doing to lincoln as they did to mercury! lincoln will be gone within 5-years. look at cadillac. currently the ats and cts are exclusive to cadillac. yet cadillac is doing ok. having something exclusive to lincoln is just what they need! they need a rwd/awd sport sedan, a rwd/awd large sedan to replace their best selling car, the town car. a rwd/awd coupe the size of the mark viii would be very welcome. but ford wont hear it. they think we want this too small 4-cylinder crap.
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