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Lincoln MKC refresh (spy photos)




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The last vestiges of the controversial split Lincoln grille are slowly being removed as the company revamps its lineup. It started with the MKZ and Continental, with the most recent rhinoplasty recipient being the Navigator. Now, based on spy shots, it looks like the MKC crossover will be the fourth to get the new corporate grille.

Under the heavy vinyl coverings, we can clearly see the proud Continental-inspired grille. We can also see that it will feature the same chrome mesh with Lincoln badge-shaped openings found on other cars with the grille design. We can also assume that the headlights will receive a substantial refresh, but the lower bumper doesn't look particularly different.
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humm....so a MY2019 refresh until a new model for MY2021? It did just launch as a MY2015 so it will only be 4 MY old as of MY2018. Confused.

The new front grille is obvious, but hope there rear lights are pulled to the edge of the clamshell hatch, to clean up the profile, along with upgrading the exhaust with an integrated design like the concept and the MKX.
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I love it! Even with the heavy camo you can clearly tell the design got a lot more muscular, I hope the back is cleaned up a bit too.
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humm....so a MY2019 refresh until a new model for MY2021? It did just launch as a MY2015 so it will only be 4 MY old as of MY2018. Confused.

The new front grille is obvious...
imho it all depends on when they're getting their factory-deficiency solved
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think the pix are bigger:is it obvious which grille insert this is?
looks like a blend of STARshadow & Z-mesh to me

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humm....so a MY2019 refresh until a new model for MY2021? It did just launch as a MY2015 so it will only be 4 MY old as of MY2018. Confused.
While the MKC did just launch in 2015 it's platform mate launched a full two years earlier. This delay will result in the Escape, one of Ford's most successful and important consumer products to have a 9 year run, 3 years longer than typical.
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While the MKC did just launch in 2015 it's platform mate launched a full two years earlier. This delay will result in the Escape, one of Ford's most successful and important consumer products to have a 9 year run, 3 years longer than typical.
That's why I thought MKC would skip a refresh and go straight for a redesign alongside new Escape on its regular lifecycle, with MKC having an abbreviated cycle because of it's late launch. But obviously not I guess.
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This appears to be a fairly basic modification of the front fascia, even the lower fascia appears to be mostly carried over despite the new grille, hood, and headlights. You can also see the existing taillights under the camo so my guess is that not much is actually changing back there. The lights are probably the same but they might resculp some areas of the hatch. I don't think an MCE was unexpected since Ford and Lincoln rarely shorten the life of any major investment. They have to get at least 7-8 years out of a major design with an MCE in-between. So either they extend the life of the existing Escape into the next decade, or they just chart separate paths for these products. With the 2017 MCE, the next Escape can't arrive sooner than MY 2020 anyway.

I kinda like it, it's probably going to look even more like the original Audi Q5 than it already did but that's not such a bad thing. I think the interior needs the most work but we'll probably just get some beefed up trim and new switchgear, I'm just not a fan of the 'chin' hanging off the dash.

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There is no need for Excape to wait for MKC .... That is why we have flexible manufacturing. Ford has 2 (3?) Na factories capable of building C-cars. So as the new architecture begins rolling out you will see a gradual shift of models from C1/C2 to the the architecture.

Ford has been a little too secretive about the C-car replacements and its electrification / autonomy plans. All the Ford platforms (besdes F150) are OLD ..refreshes of refreshes dating back to 2004 or earlier and Ford needs to be giving insiders the right cues that it's aware of its position and just sit tight, we're on plan and it's coming in 2019 and it will tick all the boxes for what the new platform needs to do (C-E size, car and CUV, HED-EV, autonomy, FWD, RWD, AWD, virtual AWD and whatnot. )
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Without showing the products 3 years in advance, how much more open is Ford suppose to be about their plans? They've talked allot about future products and I think there is very little ambiguity about their ambitions (it was part of Field's final death throws to reassure investors). If you're paying attention to Ford press communications then we all know what they are planning but we also know it's still fairly distant so it's not relevant to the public and Ford doesn't really have anything to see yet since it's still too early.

As for Escape, the next one could be built alongside the existing MKC, but they originally wanted to move MKC so who knows if product plans have changed.

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There is no need for Excape to wait for MKC .... That is why we have flexible manufacturing...
"we"?
YOU may have flexible manufacturing, Igor, BUT
I've NEVER seen any evidence that Fomoco has flexible manufacturing ... like Other mfgs who are talked about as having 18-wheelers alternate with Kei-cars down the same assemblyline
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...Ford has 2 (3?) N.A. factories capable of building C-cars...
I count ONE = Louisville << correction
them F.F.F.s don't count cuz you-know
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...Ford has been a little too secretive about the C-car replacements and its electrification...
I wouldn't say "secretive"
I'd say, "when's the last time Fomoco intro'ed a New E-vehicle-model-trim-option**?"
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...All the Ford platforms (besides F150) are OLD ..refreshes of refreshes dating back to 2004 or earlier and Ford needs to...
...FIGURE OUT HOW TOYLETTA GETS AWAY WITH THAT
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