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(from Lincoln Press
Release) 2011 MKZ Hybrid Overview
•New 2011 Lincoln
MKZ Hybrid expected to be most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in
•Lincoln MKZ Hybrid takes SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide to next
level, offering drivers enhanced positive feedback on long-term
fuel efficiency and driving performance
•More standard luxury, technologies and segment-exclusive safety
features in the new Lincoln MKZ
Hybrid help it top its nearest
competitor, the 2010 Lexus HS 250h
Lincoln today introduces
its first hybrid – the new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – a premium
midsize car poised to be the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in
Ford Motor Company – America's largest domestic hybrid seller – is
further broadening its aggressive electrification plan and second
generation of hybrid technology with the new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The
vehicle is revealed today at the New York International Auto Show.
"Lincoln's hallmarks are design, technology and comfort. Now,
Lincoln also delivers the best fuel efficiency of any luxury sedan
in America," said Mark Fields, Ford's president of The Americas.
Lincoln's first-ever hybrid is expected to deliver at least 41 miles
per gallon in the city when it goes on sale this fall.
The new premium midsize sedan hybrid joins Ford Motor Company's
growing lineup of hybrids, including the Ford Fusion Hybrid – 2010
North American Car of the Year and America's most fuel-efficient
sedan – plus the Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Milan and Mariner
Introduction of the new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid also complements Ford's
aggressive global electrification plan. Ford is introducing five new
electrified vehicles by 2013. They include the Transit Connect
Electric in late 2010, the Focus Electric in 2011, a next-generation
hybrid electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)
in 2012, followed by another next-generation hybrid electric vehicle
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid's projected fuel economy tops its nearest
competitor – the 2010 Lexus HS 250h – by 6 mpg. It also trumps the
Lexus with room for one more passenger and more standard luxury and
segment-exclusive safety features.
"Today's luxury customers do not want to make sacrifices. Lincoln
has found a way to deliver a luxury sedan with the comforts they
expect, the technology they want and the environmental
responsibility society demands," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group
vice president, Global Product Development.
The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid uses Ford's second-generation hybrid
technology – the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 hybrid engine, named
one of Ward's 2010 "10 Best Engines."
The system combines the best attributes of the gasoline engine and
electric battery-driven motors to deliver optimal performance and
Industry-leading fuel economy comes without sacrificing power. The
combined gasoline engine and electric motor provide 191 net
horsepower. Plus, the pure electric mode on the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
extends to 47 mph – compared with the Lexus HS 250h battery-only
mode, which reaches just 25 mph.
More standard luxury
The 2011 Lincoln MKZ
Hybrid comes standard with features and technologies that are either
not offered on the Lexus HS 250h or are available only at an extra
cost. They include:
EcoGuide – Ford's highly successful interactive technology
provides real-time information to help drivers maximize fuel
efficiency, and coaches drivers on how to optimize hybrid
performance. Lincoln takes SmartGauge to the next level of
engagement by giving drivers enhanced positive feedback on
long-term fuel efficiency and driving performance through the
"growth" of virtual small flowers on the system's right-most
screen. Lincoln's white flowers, inspired by apple blossoms,
remain permanently unless long-term fuel economy is reset.
•Lincoln SYNC® – The Lincoln-exclusive voice-activated
communications and entertainment system provides an omnipresent
link to contacts and information. In addition to Bluetooth®
phone, audible text and MP3 player capabilities, Lincoln
customers also can access Vehicle Health Report and 911 Assist™.
•10-Way Power Passenger Seat – This seat is designed to
accommodate a diverse group of passengers. Memory functions
enable passengers to fine-tune and recall their positions.
•Power Driver Memory Seat Settings – The driver seat memory
feature helps ensure personal seating preferences anytime, with
the touch of a button.
•Heated and Cooled Front Seats – This uniquely engineered system
delivers exceptional heating and cooling comfort.
•Genuine Wood Trim – In addition to their exquisite appearance,
the Swirl Walnut and Olive Ash wood trims offered in the Lincoln
MKZ Hybrid are eco-friendly as well. The veneers come from
well-managed forests, as defined by strict environmental, social
and economic standards, and from other rigorously controlled
•Reverse Sensing System – This system senses what drivers might
not see behind them and relays an audible alert if objects are
near, which increases in frequency the closer a driver gets.
•Keyless Entry Keypad – This Lincoln-exclusive feature provides
secure entry at a driver's fingertips. A personal combination
holds a memory for driver preferences. So if an owner is out for
a run and doesn't want to take the keys along, the vehicle can
be opened with the touch of a few buttons.
•Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel-Filler – This Lincoln-exclusive feature
uses an integrated spring-loaded flapper door to eliminate the
need for a fuel tank screw cap. That means no more fumbling to
remove and tighten the cap and less fuel odor on a driver's
hands at the pump.
•Personal Safety System™ – A Lincoln-exclusive suite of seven
protection technologies works together as a system to help
protect vehicle occupants. The system includes dual-stage front
air bags and an occupant classification system to sense whether
the passenger seat is occupied. It tailors – or suppresses – air
bag deployment to help provide an appropriate level of
protection. It also features the Ford Belt-Minder® system to
remind front-seat occupants to buckle up.
•MyKey™ – This Lincoln-exclusive feature allows parents to
program a key to limit speed and audio volume to encourage teens
to drive safer and improve fuel efficiency. It also encourages
seat belt usage, provides earlier low-fuel warnings, and can be
programmed to sound chimes at 45, 55 and 65 mph.
•Integrated Spotter Mirrors – The traditional side-view mirrors
are designed with a secondary convex spotter mirror in the top
outer corner, which provides a view of the driver's blind spot.
When traffic enters the driver's blind spot on either side of
the vehicle, it is visible in the secondary convex mirror,
alerting the driver of obstacles.
•Acoustic Laminated Windshield – This windshield features a
layer of sound-absorbent vinyl sandwiched between two sheets of
glass, which enhances interior quietness.
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
also includes standard Bridge of Weir leather seats. The
world-renowned luxury leather from Scotland is unembossed, allowing
the natural beauty and character of the grain to shine through. The
leather is milled for up to 12 hours to ensure a soft hand, and
Bridge of Weir uses a chromium-free tanning process, which makes it
easier to recycle.