The Lincoln MKC, which will go on sale in the spring, follows the revamped 2013 Lincoln MKZ sedan.
Described as a vehicle for "small premium utility customers," the MKC will arrive with an optional new 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 275 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. MKC comes standard with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 240 hp.
The vehicle comes standard with front-wheel drive with all-wheel drive optional. It carries a starting retail price of $33,900.
The MKC follows a string of announcements in the growing compact SUV segment. Mercedes-Benz will debut its 2015 GLA 250 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Porsche is readying its 2014 Macan crossover. And Lexus teased its LF-NX concept in Tokyo.