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  • 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid on test in upstate New York, July 2011

    Ford has been building hybrid-electric vehicles for seven years now, and the company has constantly refined and improved its hybrid system over that time. But it was only this year that Lincoln acquired its own hybrid sedan, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. That vehicle effectively replaced the Milan Hybrid from the Mercury brand, which Ford killed off last year. We recently spent a weekend with a 2011 MKZ Hybrid, which we liked more than we expected despite a few dated aspects to the design. The MKZ was born in 2006 as the Zephyr, and renamed the following year. After a refresh for 2010, it's...

  • Ford And Toyota To Collaborate On Future Hybrid Development: Breaking

    In a startling announcement, Ford and Toyota announced this morning that the two companies would jointly develop a hybrid system for rear-wheel-drive light trucks and sport utility vehicles. The system would be roughly competitive with the General Motors Two-Mode Hybrid system now used in...

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    2013 Lincoln MKZ Concept Coming To 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    A new Lincoln MKZ and MKZ Hybrid will be launched next year, and the 2013 MKZ Concept will debut at next year's Detroit Auto Show.

  • 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Sells Better Than Expected, Ford Says

    When Lincoln launched its 2011 MKZ Hybrid model at the New York Auto Show last spring, the car was less remarkable than its price of $35,180. The number was a surprise because it was the same price as the only other engine option for the MKZ, a 3.5-liter V-6. So what do we know about the two...

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    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: First Drive

    When your lead-in to a first-time-ever hybrid sedan is a North American Car of the Year trophy winner, things are probably okay in your world. That's Lincoln's world right now, where the brand is embarking on a complete renovation that will include 7 new or refreshed vehicles in the next four...

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    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Says "Green" With...Flowers

    In the green-car world, the leaf is the king of all icons. The 2010 Honda Insight fertilized the idea when it bowed in 2008; it still promotes greener driving with electronically rendered displays of plants that add leaves as the car's computers sense a light, planet-conscious foot on the gas...

  • 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    We're live today in Washington, D.C., with the first High Gear Media drive of the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. We've road-tested the similar Ford Fusion Hybrid, but the Lincoln version promises its own package of distinct styling cues and a finer interior, while still delivering the 41-mpg highway fuel economy rating of its mass-market cousin. The MKZ Hybrid's also a calling card of sorts. With its extensive collection of electronic entertainment and green-driving functions, it's a signal of where the Lincoln brand is heading. In the words of execs presenting the Hybrid this morning in the...

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    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Priced From $35,180--Same As Gas Only Model

    With a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, the new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid already lays claim to the title of being the world’s most fuel efficient luxury sedan, and now it’s making the headlines once again. Lincoln will sell its new hybrid at the same base price as...

  • Green Car News: Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Hits 41 MPG

    With the impending death of the Mercury Milan Hybrid, there's just one luxury sedan that gets the EPA's top fuel economy ranking for the 2011 model year--and that would be the Milan's surviving sister, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. While it waits patiently for an on-sale date this fall, the MKZ...

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    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Earns 41-MPG Rating

    We've told you about the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid awaiting an on-sale date later this year. Now, Ford's confirming that its ritzy cousin to the Ford Fusion Hybrid will hit the same 41-mpg city fuel economy rating. The MKZ Hybrid's EPA fuel economy will be 41/36 mpg when it goes on sale later this year...

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    Dead Before Arrival: Mercury Killed, Compact Tracer Vanishes

    To the long list of dead U.S. car brands, you can now add one more: Mercury. The Ford Motor Company announced today that Mercury production would cease by the end of this year. That means that the widely anticipated compact Mercury version of the 2012 Ford Focus--named "Tracer" after the...

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    Smaller-More-Efficient Engines II: Ford EcoBoost Effort Expands

    We said it on Friday: Smaller, more efficient engines are going to be the main way we increase gas mileage in the next few years (in that case, a four-cylinder 2010 Buick LaCrosse). This morning, Ford has underlined that theme once more by announcing three new applications of their EcoBoost engines...

  • 2011 Scion iQ at 2010 New York Auto Show, with Scion's Jack Hollis

    Well, it's done. The public are streaming in, and the two media preview days of the 2010 New York Auto Show are over. It wasn't a hugely significant show, but clearly the apocalyptic meltdown that automakers were experiencing last year has lifted. Sales are starting to come back, slowly, and while they're still at just two-thirds the level of three years ago, there's no more free fall. Beyond that, with the issuance of final 2012-2016 fuel-economy rules, automakers have a single clear set of standards they must meet, and they're already planning to do just that. With the new era in mind...

  • 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
    2010 New York Auto Show: 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    Hybrids originally came from mass-market brands--Toyota, Honda, then Ford--before they ascended into loftier realms (Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche). Now Ford is taking its well-received hybrid sedans upscale, by adding a hybrid model to the 2011 Lincoln MKZ lineup. The MKZ, although it shares a...

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    New Green Compact Car Coming In 2011 From ... Mercury ?!?!?

    Despite the appealing 2010 Milan Hybrid, the Mercury brand hardly springs to mind when you think "green car". In fact, it hardly springs to mind, period; Ford's upmarket brand has languished for years with little product and even less attention. Now that's going to change. Ford confirmed yesterday...

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    Cash for Clunkers Passes the House and Goes to the Senate: What Does It Mean?

    Is This A Real Green Piece Or A Real Clunker

  • Fusion Hybrid 1,000 Mile Challenge Calls Fusion Hybrid 'Hidden Gem'

    Vehicle valuation company, NADA Appraisal Guides, published a list of five 'hidden gems of the auto industry' today. The Buick Enclave, Pontiac G5, Volkswagen CC, Lincoln MKS, and our favorite, Ford Fusion Hybrid rounded out the list. NADA describes the Fusion Hybrid as 'easy on the planet, easy on...

  • Lincoln Concept C Reveal - Detroit
    J Mays On the Lincoln C Concept and the Future of Design

    Find Out How HMI May Change the Cars of the Future

  • Ford Motor Company's EcoBoost V-6 engine, 3.5-liters

    Our colleague Rex Roy was able to get behind the wheel of an EcoBoost-engined Lincoln. His verdict? Just as good as a big V8, but a lot better.

  • 2010 Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost
    Almost Here: 2010 Lincoln MKS With EcoBoost For High Performance, Higher Mileage

    Ford will fit its powerful, fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine to the top model of the 2010 Lincoln MKS

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