2017 Lincoln MKZ Hibrid

Lincoln is back at building luxury cars and this was seen when they showcased the 2017 Lincoln MKZ sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It borrows many aspects from the Lincoln Continental concept and resembles a Jaguar. Many changes have been made including a new exclusive V6 engine that will be used for this brand only, with minor exterior changes and an overhauled interior. It is also hoped that this car will start getting sales from outside US and Canada, Lincoln are currently promoting it in China and other Asian countries in a bid to make a global impact. They are also targeting younger buyers with a trendy look, powerful engine and better performance; this is because the average age of buyers for this model is estimated to be 67 years, the auto maker wants to change this perception.

2017 Lincoln MKZ front

2017 Lincoln MKZ – Stylish Exterior Design:

The exterior of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ will have a rectangular grille replacing the split wing grille currently in all Lincoln models, there are stylish LED headlights and fog lights with a single air vent completing the elegant front look. Three distinct lines are on the hood and they give this car character, this is complimented by power side-mirrors with a strip of LED indicators and redesigned door handles. The 4 door chassis will be made of premium materials and will be lighter to improve on fuel efficiency with the roofline rising then sloping backwards. The rear will have a spoiler and a strip of LED tail lights that run the entire length giving it an exquisite look when driving at night. 19 inch aluminum wheels with a wheelbase of 112.2 inches will be standard in the 2017 Lincoln MKZ. This will ensure stability due to a lowered centre of gravity.

The interior will have enough space for five passengers with heated power bucket seats for the front passengers. Synthetic leather covers will be on all seats but higher trims will have premium leather covers. All dashboard knobs and buttons have been moved to the driver’s side for ease of reach, there is a touch screen display at the middle for navigation and infotainment. Entertainment features include: satellite radio, MP3 player, CD player, Wi-Fi hotspot, a quality audio system, Bluetooth and Smartphone integration software. A multi zone automatic climate control, a push start button and an adjustable leather-covered steering wheel are all standard features in the 2017 Lincoln MKZ. There will be advanced security features in this sedan like: traction and stability control, child locks, tire pressure monitor, park assist with ultrasonic sensors, integrated turn signal mirrors, brake assist and collision sensors with pedestrian detection.

2017 Lincoln MKZ interior

2017 Lincoln MKZ – Engine and Fuel Efficiency:

A twin turbo bespoke 3.7 liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound foot of torque will be the standard engine; it will be mated with a six speed automatic transmission with dual shift mode. This drive-train will be exclusive only to the Lincoln MKZ. A petrol hybrid engine option will also be made available, it will be a 2.0 liter unit that will produce 240 hp and have a combined fuel efficiency of 40 miles per gallon.

2017 Lincoln MKZ rear

2017 Lincoln MKZ – Price and Release Date:

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is expected in showrooms in the last quarter of 2016 with a starting price of $35,935.