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It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah upon us and Christmas just around the corner, the hustling is certainly bustling.

The holidays are always a busy time at Hassett of Wantagh – who wouldn’t want to find a powerfully efficient Ford Edge or a luxurious Lincoln MKZ waiting under their tree? As usual, Long Island’s No. 1-volume Ford and Lincoln dealer has plenty of Black Friday deals and other holiday packages to make owning a new Ford or Lincoln (or Subaru, for that matter) easier than ever … but pardon Hassett if it’s already looking past this holiday season, just a bit.

mkc2When something like the Lincoln MKC is coming down the pike, it’s hard to control your excitement sometimes.

Next summer, the all-new 2015 MKC – Lincoln’s first-ever small luxury crossover – will debut on Hassett’s showroom floor, and already the excitement is palpable. “This is a phenomenal addition to the Lincoln lineup,” says Lou Evans, Hassett of Wantagh’s general manager. “And it’s going to be a game-changer for the small-SUV segment.”

Designed to comfortably seat five (with room to spare for their belongings), the MKC boasts the dynamic grace of an athlete and the body of a supermodel, crafted by skilled artisans with an eye for refinement. With a choice of efficient turbocharged powertrains and a stunning array of intuitive driver-assist technologies, the new Lincoln SUV is poised to redefine the sports-utility market, starting with its unparalleled ability to negotiate both well-groomed roads and the roughest terrain your weekend can throw at it.

But its bells and whistles – from that sculpted exterior to the available Bridge of Weir leather-trimmed seating to the optional 25.2 cubic feet of rear cargo space, plus technological upgrades like three available adaptive-mode suspensions, 14-speaker THX surround sound and more – don’t only have Lou’s holiday stockings in a bunch. From Forbes to Motor Trend magazine, the experts can’t stop ho-ho-hoing about the newest addition to Lincoln’s luxury line.

Consider the preview published by Forbes, which cited the MKC’s “decidedly upscale” styling and the “muscular proportions” giving it a lower center of gravity, ideal for optimum handling in all conditions. With  those and other features, Lincoln’s chances of luring younger customers away from premium compact crossovers produced by European automakers “looks promising,” the magazine said.

Or how about this praise from Motor Trend, which gushed about the MKC’s adaptive cruise control, collision-alert and blind-spot monitoring systems, heated seats, panoramic sunroof, parallel-parking assist program and other features “often found on more expensive cars” – not to mention the new MyLincoln mobile app, which allows users to lock and unlock the vehicle, start it, adjust interior temperatures, check fuel levels and more, all from their smartphone.

“It will make the Range Rover Evoque take notice,” the magazine says.

It’s hard not to notice a unique sport-crossover concept that redefines the parameters of luxury, even if it’s a good six months away.

“I love the holidays,” Lou notes. “But man, I wish we could put the MKC out there right now. We have a lot of excellent cars and wonderful deals, but we’ve really never seen anything quite like this. Next summer will be like Christmas all over again.”

For more information on the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC, come by the dealership at 3530 Sunrise Highway in Wantagh. Obviously, Lou and his staff love talking about it!