Lincoln’s best-selling cars aren’t cars. They’re SUVs. crossovers. So far this year, the Lincoln MKX and the brand’s smallest and most affordable crossover, the Lincoln MKC, are fighting it out for top sales honors. And the American luxury automaker is itching for more, replacing the MKX with the Nautilus for 2019 and making notable improvements to the 2019 MKC.
Adding safety and features to the 2019 Lincoln MKC is necessary to fight off its popular competitors, which include the Lexus NX, the redesigned Infiniti QX50, the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLC, and the newly introduced Cadillac XT4. Still in its first generation, the Lincoln MKC was first introduced in 2015. Based on the popular Ford Escape (Lincoln is part of Ford), the 2015 MKC was attractive, fuel efficient, and well-appointed. It offered a smaller and lower priced alternative to luxury suv buyers, and it immediately found a following — especially with women, who make up more than half of all MKC buyers.