The American manufacturer has announced that is working on the new 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The model will come with an impressive exterior and some serious power under the hood. Equipped with the latest technology, this car can tackle any vehicle in the market. The entire car draws its inspiration from the 2013 concept model, introduced by the American carmaker.
The Lincoln is a luxury brand from Ford, which was introduced to compete against luxury brands like Lexus and Mercedes. This sedan segment of Ford, is popularly known for the beauty of its cars. The Lincoln’s MKZ model was introduced as a full-sized car with luxury standards and affordability. The Lincoln has gradually changed the image of MKZ, from a luxury car look to a sporty look, since it appeals to its ever-growing group of consumers.
2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – Sleeker and Lightweight Body
The outside of 2018 Lincoln MKZ hybrid, is upgraded with a rather interesting exterior. The carmaker has promised a better appearance of this model, than the former one. By looking at the pictures of this mighty sedan, anyone would be proud to step out of it. This vehicle will also feature a sleeker and lightweight body. It will feature standard and optional features including a sport grille, full LED lighting, and a panoramic retractable moonroof.
The LED lights at the front are bright and new slimmer LED lights replace the fog lights. The front grille proudly the iconic Lincoln badge and the corner vents are a bit taller. The roof slopes gently down towards the rear, giving it a stylish look. Another noticeable feature of the 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is the addition of a single frame grille with chrome accents running around it, as well as around the fog lights and lower air vents. Its hood is adopted from its concept model, but its body line is different making it seem taller and aggressive looking. The body sits on 18-inch wheels and has heated mirrors to enhance visibility during fog.Specifications
In the inside of this redesigned model, noticeable changes are highlighted. The modern features include keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats with heating.The vehicle is also equipped with
The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is also equipped with the latest technology including the rearview camera, Bluetooth, Lincoln’s Sync 3 infotainment interface, an 8-inch touchscreen display, Sync smartphone app with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and an 11-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and two USB ports.
2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – Under the Hood
Under the hood, the 2018 Lincoln MKZ will offer a few choices in terms of engine.it will be available with three powertrains — a four-cylinder, six-cylinder and hybrid. The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid version will be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine with an electric motor capable of producing a combined 188 hp.
Its base trims will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four standard engine, producing 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque with a selectable 6-speed auto-manual transmission. A stronger, turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, also with 6 speed auto-manual transmission will be available. This engine can be equipped with a front wheel drive or all-wheel drive and is capable of producing 400 hp.
This model is capable of reaching 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 150 mph. Its estimated fuel economy is said to be 17 mpg for city, 26 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg combined.
2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – Date of Release and Price
The 2018 Lincoln MKZ will be available for sale at the end of 2017. The pricing of the base model will start from $36,000 and its hybrid version is said to start at $48,40.
Summing it up
This 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is budget-minded and exceptionally luxurious for a full-size sedan. Those who wish to ride in luxury without burning a hole in your pocket should certainly consider this sedan.