“We gave attention to every detail to convey a stylish, fashion-oriented vehicle,” said Soo Kang, Lincoln interior design chief. “Our use of colors, materials, stitching – every detail was considered to create an overall luxurious experience.”
Plush leathers with French stitching and available Bridge of Weir leather and real wood trim accentuate MKC’s elegance and grace.
Besides the high-qualify, soft-touch materials, one of the first things that a driver will notice upon entering the MKC is the unique “floating” instrument panel. The panel is home to one of the Lincoln’s signature interior features — the push-button gear shifter. As seen on the 2013 MKZ, replacing the gear shifter with buttons frees up space in the center console, providing an open and inviting interior space.
The 2015 MKC also debuts an all-new Lincoln steering wheel. According to Lincoln, the new wheel will allow the MKC to “be more consistent with the Lincoln driving experience”. The wheel, which will be available on all future Lincoln vehicles, is wrapped in highly tactile leather providing better feeling and control while putting the brand’s new design DNA in the driver’s hands.
Audiophiles will appreciate that the MKC offers a THX II Certified Audio System with THX-distributed bass technology with 14 right-, center-, and left-slot speaker assemblies. The system delivers a rich and immersive sound experience “that reproduces music as it was mixed in the studio”.
Drivers and passengers will be able to access, select, and change the music pumped through the high-end audio system using the SYNC with MyLincoln Touch infotainment system. The setup enables drivers to utilize voice-activated commands or simple touch controls on the class-exclusive 8-inch touch screen. And unlike the previous implementation of MyLincoln Touch that was the subject of much criticism, knobs and buttons on the center console are now part of the system, providing easy access to controlling the air conditioning and sound system. The addition of knobs and physical buttons should alleviate many of the complaints with the current knob- and button-less system.