A redesigned MKC is coming for 2020, solely it will not be referred to as an MKC as Lincoln has ditched its complicated three-letter naming technique in favor of correct names that simply so occur to function a nautical theme.
Search for the MKC substitute to debut later this 12 months because the Corsair, an previous French time period for a pirate but in addition the identify of an American fighter aircraft from World Struggle II.
The compact crossover SUV might be twinned with a redesigned Ford Escape that can also be due for 2020, simply as the present generations of the MKC and Escape are associated. Underpinning them needs to be Ford’s new platform for compact vehicles that debuted within the 2019 Ford Focus offered abroad.
Referred to as the C2, the platform is a modular design that ups rigidity and torsion in comparison with the platform it replaces. The platform additionally helps various powertrains, and one ought to function within the Corsair.
2020 Ford Escape (Kuga) spy pictures – Picture by way of S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The Reality About Automobiles has obtained a 2020 mannequin 12 months VIN decoder doc despatched from Ford to the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration. The doc allegedly mentions a Corsair and lists three powertrains, one among which is a plug-in hybrid setup combining a 2.5-liter inline-Four with a single electrical motor.
The powertrain will doubtless function in a mannequin carrying the Grand Touring designation, similar to the hybrid model of the not too long ago revealed 2020 Aviator.
The opposite alleged powertrains embrace a 2.Zero-liter turbocharged inline-Four and a 2.Three-liter turbocharged inline-Four. For these powertrains, the doc allegedly lists outputs of 237 and 275 horsepower, respectively.
It is not clear when the 2020 Corsair will set sail however a very good guess is the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Present in November. Keep tuned.