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The Lincoln MKC concept crossover be the brand’s next shot at but it likely will have to another year—until at least of 2014—to make the transition Detroit Auto Show to showroom reality.

The MKC is the Ford Company brand’s version of the crossover introduced recently for the model year. The Escape has both widely praised for its and design—and noted for a series of recalls. including two related to a risk with its available turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Lincoln guesses that still potential in a crowded niche that’s been and populated heavily by established brands for the better part of the decade. More new nameplates are on the too. Compact to mid-size like the Audi Q5, Acura RDX and SRX are in or approaching their second while newer, smaller like the Buick Encore have had a year or more on the eventual production version of the

Part of the plan to mint new sell Lincoln MKCs to where the Ford brand set up shop in the second half of on a limited basis.

Distinguishing the MKC from the Ford takes the concept version the same path as the larger MKX and its the Ford Edge. It’s the issue confronted more by The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2013, the new Fusion. and the resulting spin-off MKZ sedan. The MKC has to look different to command the price premium of the nameplate, while keeping changes to a minimum.

From a perspective, the MKC carries on the MKX’s with some subtle though it’s hard to the generic crossover shape the winged grille, and in front of the ribbon of taillamps. With its low and trim grille, the MKC Concept as much to the Infiniti FX as it does to any of its stablemates, especially on its concept-special wheels. Just as in the MKZ, the MKC cockpit is mostly notable for not there: a conventional shift left behind for pushbutton and a touchscreen-dominated interface—the place the complex MyLincoln Touch system will live.

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As for any details on performance, Lincoln to provide those—but if the MKZ sedan any clues, we’re expecting the 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter turbo from the Escape to be available. the MKZ gets a V-6 unavailable on the Fusion, unlikely the Lincoln MKC will get a powertrain, but it’s feasible the hybrid powertrain from the 2013 Ford C-Max bow on the production version. All-wheel is expected to be an option.

All those are based on the assumption that the MKC makes it to dealers next Lincoln’s sales fell year to just 82,150 from a high of more 200,000 vehicles a decade total about one-third of of sales at brands like BMW and Lincoln attributes the 4-percent in 2012 to the loss of perennial models like the Town though other near-luxury watched their sales

It’s banking on the MKZ sedan to to turn its sales numbers but the MKZ launch has lagged, with just now reaching some

It’s a safe bet the MKC will up on a lot near you next year—but it can carve out a bigger niche for the with entries like the GLA and Audi Q3 on the way, isn’t as clear.

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