2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. The first Lincoln hybrid electric vehicle and the first Lincoln model with a four-cylinder engine, delivers an EPA city rating of 41 mpg-US and a highway rating of 36 mpg-US, making it the most made fuel-efficient luxury sedan in the US until the release of the 2011 Lexus CT 200H carry the Lincoln MKZ hybrid in March 2011. the hybrid powertrain from the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids, including the 2.5 L Duratec I4 with the electric motor producing a total of 191 kW (142 hp). The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has an EV mode the car can be up to short distances on electricity to travel alone at speeds up to 47 mph (76 km /h). The 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers an improvement in Ford’s Smart Meter with Eco Guide, the first time in the 2010 Fusion Hybrid. The 2017 MKZ Hybrid Smart Meter version offered a new “Flower” design compared to the “leaf” design of the Fusion. In essence, the car rewards the driver with flower blossoms for economic management/driving habits.
2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid marketed by Ford as a competitor to the Lexus HS 250H and Lexus ES hybrid. From July 2011 MKZ Hybrid was the only hybrid in the market with the same price as its conventional gasoline-engine version. Ford reported that in June 2011, approximately 20% of 2011 FMD sales hybrids, and the market share is even higher in markets where hybrids in general sold well, as the region Los Angeles, where sales of the hybrid model represented 44% and San Francisco area, with a market share of 66%. The 2017 MKZ Hybrid base price is US $35.520, and the popular options, including a sunroof, navigation system, blind spot monitors, a THX surround sound stereo, and a backup camera, the price rises to the US $41.370.
A complete redesign of the Ford Fusion line-up is scheduled for the model year 2013. Both the Lincoln MKZ and the Fusion Hybrid is expected to be a new compact lithium-ion battery pack and an updated power supply which is expected to have higher fuel consumption delivering up to 48 mpgUS (4.9-5.0 L / 100km, 56-58 mpg imp) highway. The next-generation Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will be sent slated to launch by 2012. The 2013 MKZ concept car unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.
The MKZ Hybrid was one of 5 finalists for the 2011 Green Car of the Year awarded by the Green Car Journal in November 2010, which was won by the Chevrolet Volt. In its 2011 Hybrid Scorecard, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) position of the MKZ Hybrid, along with the Lexus CT200h, as the top luxury hybrid models in a category the scorecard’s environmental improvement, a performance attributed the UCS to their relatively small gasoline engines. Nevertheless, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid ranked higher than the Lexus on all factors: value consumer hybrid technology, fuel efficiency, and decrease pollution. Also, the UCS praised the MKZ Hybrid, along with the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, because of both hybrids available with little or no forced features that inflated the cost without adding to save fuel or reduce emissions were. The MKZ Hybrid Scorecard ratings for MKZ Hybrid 2017 is higher than nonluxury Toyota Prius for environmental performance, second hybrid value; both rated the same for forced functions and scores Prius higher fuel consumption.
2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Specification
|Rating||3.5/5 Car and Driver | 3.5/5 Edmunds | 7.5/10 Kelley Blue Book|
|MSRP||start from $35,170|
|MPG||41 city / 38 highway|
|Dimensions||194″ L x 73″ W x 58″ H|
|Warranty||4 yr/50,000 mi basic, 6 yr/70,000 mi powertrain|
2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Configuration & Price
|2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Premiere||$35,170|
|2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Select||$36,920|
|2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Reserve||$39,670|
|2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Black Label||$47,830|