Lincoln MKZ News

  • 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, New York City, June 2013

    Slightly more than 7,000 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sedans from the 2013 and 2014 model years are being recalled for a potential problem that could allow the car to be shifted into gear without the brake pedal being applied. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's SaferCar.gov lists a recall notice for 7,153 MKZ Hybrids assembled between April 2012 and September 2013. According to the notice, an error in the manufacturing process may affect the transmission's range sensor and cause it not to function properly. If that component malfunctions, the hybrid mid-size sedans could be shifted...

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    2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrids Recalled For Transmission Issue

    Got a 2013 or 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid? It may be one of the nearly 7,300 examples subject to a powertrain control module recall. Ford is recalling the vehicles to correct an issue that could see the cars roll away after being shifted out of park. According to The Detroit News, affected cars may...

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    2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Production To Double To 40 Percent Of Total

    With hybrid sales growing all the time, no hybrid-touting manufacturer can afford to be left without stock. That's why Ford has announced it's to increase production of the 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid by double for the new model year. Announced by Ford's group vice president of global product...

  • 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, New York City, June 2013
    2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Brief First Drive

    Remind us in future to avoid drive routes confined almost exclusively to Manhattan. While they're great for showing off hybrid cars--including the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid we briefly tested on Tuesday--they take years off your life. We had a chance to put about 10 miles on the new hybrid MKZ, the...

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    2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Underscores 'Your Mileage May Vary'

    It seems Ford has taken to heart the concerns over the difference in its new hybrids between EPA gas-mileage ratings and real-world results. In a media presentation yesterday on the new 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Ford's luxury brand devoted considerable time to explaining how it helps drivers...

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    2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Sales Finally Tick Up On Availability

    There's a new hybrid in the mix these days--or at least a new version of one that's been on the market for a couple of years. The 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has now, finally, rolled out nationwide. It follows a troubled launch for the latest generation MKZ mid-size luxury sedan that even Lincoln...

  • 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    At one time, if you wanted a green, luxury sedan with great gas mileage, you only had a handful of cars to choose from from automakers like Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Now there’s another car to add to your list: the 45 MPG combined, 2013 LIncoln MKZ. Fresh from its official EPA rating, the luxury mid-size sedan manages an impressive 45 MPG all round. That’s 45 MPG City, 45 MPG Highway, and 45 MPG Combined. As MotorAuthority notes, that places the 2013 MKZ Hybrid above the Lexus ES300h and Infiniti M35h in the gas mileage stakes. it also places it above comparable...

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    2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Pricing And Details Announced

    Lincoln has announed pricing levels and more details for its sleek 2013 MKZ sedan, and for the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Continuing a trend started by Lincoln with the last MKZ, the hybrid sedan will cost no more than the regular gasoline version, with both starting at $35,925, excluding the $875...

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

    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...

  • 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.

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    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...

  • 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    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 years. Whatever corporate agita was induced by the Ford takeovers of Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo is over now--and now Lincoln has the company's attention as it pivots back into the lead role in Ford's luxury movement. The next step in that movement is The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, which...

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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...

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    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Live Photos

    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...

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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...

  • 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...

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    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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    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