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Lincoln MKC coming to Detroit - report

2013 Ford Escape - 16.10.2011
2013 Ford Escape - 16.10.2011

Could be based on the Ford Escape / Kuga

According to a recent report, Lincoln will unveil an entry-level crossover at the North American International Auto Show.

Set to slot beneath the MKX, the model is expected to be based on the Ford Escape / Kuga. Additional information is limited, but the crossover will likely have MKZ-inspired styling with a horizontal grille and full-length taillights.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but speculation suggests there could be a 1.6-liter EcoBoost with 184 bhp (137 kW) and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost that develops 240 bhp (179 kW) and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) of torque. Both engines would likely be connected to a six-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

Regardless of the final details, the model is expected to be launched in 2014.

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techie69 techie69
Rav4 body clone with same driving dynamics but reliability questionable, GREAT!
Dec 24th, 2012 5:17am
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TomasramonCorrea TomasramonCorrea
Why bother?
Dec 22nd, 2012 6:19pm
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ACN ACN
Looking forward to it!
Dec 21st, 2012 12:29am
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
A Kuga by any other name, is still a Kuga!
Dec 20th, 2012 11:12pm
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techie69 techie69
No it isn't. Check out the verdict on this vehicle by carmag.co.uk which pretty much summed it as if the car editor was giving a measure of his impressions about the CR-V or the RAV4 but without the reliability to go with it! http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/Search-Results/First-drives/Ford-Kuga-20-TDCI-2013-CAR-review/
Dec 21st, 2012 7:03am
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
And so I did, techie, thank you! Their verdict: (quote) "The Kuga doesn’t really put a foot wrong, but nor does it do anything that makes you feel compelled to buy it. It’s a solid, practical, comfortable car that should fit easily into family duties, but one that will do so without ever dazzling you with its brilliance". Isnt THAT just what Lincoln wants (should) do?
Dec 21st, 2012 3:27pm
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ValdesArtHouse ValdesArtHouse
Geez, another rebadged Ford.
Dec 20th, 2012 10:08pm
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
I hope they do a just as great job as they did with the new MKZ, the only new Lincoln that looked good!
Dec 20th, 2012 7:50pm
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