Style and Utility With the 2015 Lincoln MKC
The American luxury auto-maker introduces a sporty all-new crossover—take it for a virtual test drive
Continuing Lincoln Motor Company's evolution as a leader in the American luxury auto market, this summer sees the introduction of the first-ever MKC; a five-passenger, utility-minded crossover marked by a sculpted design and an athletic stance. As the latest—and most modest in size—Lincoln SUV to hit the streets, the all-new 2015 MKC aims to capture the attention of an ever-growing population of city dwellers who are keen to escape the urban landscape whenever possible. To do so, the MKC comes equipped with a range of impressive features—some flashy, some subdued and all worth noting.
While the MKC's sleek exterior is enough to capture one's attention, an exceptionally serene interior is sure to keep it. Designed especially with the driver's comfort in mind, active noise control paired with padded wheel wells (which reduce road rumble while amplifying engine notes) creates a heightened overall cabin environment. The innovative engineering actually uses microphones to monitor the sound profile within the car, which is then replicated and inverted by a signal processor to cancel out the initial noise-waves, thus creating a pleasant atmosphere that makes the MKC's cabin one of the quietest in its class. And, of course, an enhanced THX II Certified Audio System is there for when drivers want anything but silence.
Continuing with the luxe interior, smart-drive control adapts the vehicle's driving dynamics to match the user's preferences, while French-stitched DeepSoft Bridge of Weir leather upholstery and a Wolsdorf leather-wrapped steering wheel make the interior feel as good as it sounds. Plus, an illuminated exterior welcome lamp, combined with warm interior lights, greet known users upon their approach, and a panoramic vista roof allows passengers to watch the world pass by with greater clarity. And—for a final bit of surprising tech—the MyLincoln app allows drivers to schedule remote starts as well as effortlessly (and remotely) lock and unlock the MKC.
While the market waits to receive the new 2015 MKC later this summer, Lincoln has launched an intriguing campaign called Dream Rides. By visiting the Dream Rides dedicated site, users are transported inside the crossover to sit in the passenger seat alongside celebrity driver Sam Page. Here, the user is taken on an interactive, 360-degree virtual tour of the MKC, while an unexpected scene plays out in front of them. The innovative platform offers a rare, custom glimpse inside the vehicle from the desk chair.
Rolling out this summer, the first-ever 2015 Lincoln MKC will soon be turning heads. Visit Lincoln online for more information on the vehicle, which will start at around $33,000.
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