Dealers will begin taking orders for the 2017 MKC in May, Lincoln spokesman Sam Locricchio told Edmunds.
Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
A power liftgate is now standard, along with Auto Hold, a helpful feature in stop-and-go traffic since it relieves the driver from having to press the brake pedal continuously to keep the vehicle stationary.
Fuel-saving auto stop-start is standard on the front-wheel-drive 2017 MKC and optional on the 2.0-liter all-wheel-drive MKC.
Sync 3 plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allows the driver to be connected while minimizing distraction.
Lincoln said the MKC is responsible for bringing younger, more affluent buyers and growing numbers of women into its showrooms.
Edmunds says: Some thoughtful changes that could put the 2017 Lincoln MKC at the top of your shopping list.