Texas Auto Writers Association Names MKC Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas!

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 12.49.20 PMRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas is pleased to announce that the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC, now available, was named the Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) during its annual Truck Rodeo. The accolades don’t stop there, TAWA also named the the brand’s first small premium utility vehicle the Luxury Crossover Vehicle of the year.

“We can’t say that we are surprised,” said John Dvorak, General Manager of Planet Lincoln. “The MKC delivers performance, elegance, craftsmanship and customer-focused technologies for the ultimate driving experience.”Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 12.49.58 PM

The Lincoln MKC is the second of four all-new Lincoln vehicles coming out by 2016. With a powerful, efficient all-EcoBoost® engine lineup complemented by an array of premium amenities and technologies prioritizing comfort and convenience, Lincoln MKC targets a growing audience of luxury consumers with unique needs.
“These awards for MKC, following momentum from the all-new MKZ as the start of this latest chapter for Lincoln, demonstrate our plan is on the right track,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. “We’re encouraged that our latest vehicle has been recognized so soon after its debut at such an important and influential event. This great news, coupled with the recent arrival of the dramatically refreshed 2015 Lincoln Navigator, show Lincoln’s focus on delivering outstanding vehicles for the luxury customer.”

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 1.05.35 PMLatest EcoBoost engine

The MKC is available with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost. The four-cylinder engine achieves 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque with 93-octane fuel. It has an EPA-estimated rating of 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway/21 mpg combined. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost delivers 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. That is the most torque per liter in its class. It has an EPA-estimated rating is 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway/23 mpg combined (front-wheel drive).

Technology advancements

Talk about the latest in technology. The available Lincoln Drive Control customizes the driving experience to deliver an exhilarating ride. Lincoln Drive Control consists of continuously controlled damping, electric power-assisted steering and active noise control. Drivers can select either Sport or Comfort mode, as well as the standard Normal setting.

The MKC offers always-on, built-in connectivity through an available embedded modem. Via a smartphone app that communicates with the vehicle, the available MyLincoln Mobile™ app gives Lincoln MKC owners the ability to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle, as well as schedule a remote start.

To test drive the all-new MKC or any other luxurious Lincoln, stop by the Planet Lincoln dealership in Spring. We are eager to assist you and can’t wait to show you the best that Lincoln has to offer!