2016 Lincoln MKZ hybrid, coupe, black, label
The next generation of luxury sedans will get a new addition to their line-up with the introduction of 2016 Lincoln MKZ. This is a family vehicle that offers complete VFM by providing outstanding technological features, spacious interiors and stylish body visuals that would leave everyone awestruck. This five seater vehicle, 2016 Lincoln MKZ has been announced to be available in 2 trim variants with the hybrid version coming in front-wheel drive and base model to have both front and all-wheel drive options.
2016 Lincoln MKZ: Engine and Fuel Economy
The base model of 2016 Lincoln MKZ will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0 litre inline 4-cylinder engine. The engine will be paired to a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission and produce horsepower up to 240 and torque of around 270 lb-ft. Drive options are to be standardized by providing FWD and AWD. This car has been recorded to return around 22 and 33 mpg in city and highway drive respectively on front wheel drive, while all-wheel drive will return around 22 mpg and 31 mpg respectively.
The second engine is a more powerful unit that offers both FWD and AWD. It is a 3.7 litre V6 variant capable of producing 300 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Combined with a 6-speed auto transmission, this engine will return 18 mpg for city and 28 mpg for highway drives.
2016 Lincoln MKZ: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The interior decoration of 2016 Lincoln MKZ bears a vague resemblance to the MKC, but that is to be expected since it might have gained styling cues from the MKC. This car will have a roomy cabin, leather seats for premium trim and overall high quality materials to decorate the insides. Keeping in line with their tradition, knobs and button controls have made a comeback. Because of redesigned seating arrangements, it is expected to have more head and legroom for all its passengers. Overall, the interior design has got more luxurious while maximising comfort elements.
Infotainment system will be based on the company’s own MyLincoln system and will give this vehicle an edge over its competitors. Expect high-quality audio system, MP3 support, Bluetooth connectivity and safety airbags to protect against collisions.
Taking a closer look at the car’s exterior design, you will notice that this is not just a replica of the MKC. This is, in fact, a new model in its own right as it features a refined split-wing grille design, bolder air intakes and LED lights for illumination on both its front and rear ends. 2016 Lincoln MKZ will ride proudly on 19 inch alloy wheels that maximise handling as well as steering mechanics alongside added durability.
2016 Lincoln MKZ: Release Date, Price, Competitors
Estimated price of 2016 Lincoln MKZ will lie somewhere around $ 37 000 and increase gradually with the progression in trim levels. With the lack of information available, we can speculate this car to hit storeroom shelves during the early months of 2016. This vehicle will compete with other great models like Lexus RX, BMW X5 and Acura RDX. It will be interesting to see how the market heats up when all these models come on sale.