The 2017 Lincoln MKZ will be a refreshed model with some important updates in its outer surface, cabin area, and engine. MKZ made its debut in Lost Angeles Motor Show, and the production version of MKZ will adopt Lincoln’s fresh new design. This new design will make it slightly different from other models, but it won’t carry drastic makeover. This model will be the first model in Lincoln’s line-up to carry the automaker’s new design. Despite it is a redesigned model but it has borrowed many upgraded characteristic from the 2013 Lincoln concept version. Lincoln, which is a luxury division of Ford, has always got a proper foothold in the luxury market, but it always lags behind other luxury brands. Lincoln is hoping this newly redesigned MKZ might help them to reach the top tier portion in the luxury market. According to the president of Lincoln, the new 2017 Lincoln MKZ will be molded with sophisticated amenities, handcrafted design and massive mechanical specification. There is a huge chance that Lincoln might add a hybrid power unit in the specification list although Lincoln hasn’t confirmed this detail. The luxury automaker will provide many optional features in this car that will give the customer the opportunity to configure their dream car according to their choice.
2017 Lincoln MKZ – Exterior Details:
This new 2017 Lincoln MKZ will carry CD4 platform which it will share with Ford Fusion, but MKZ will be different from its siblings. The hood portion of this car will adopt the design from the concept version, and the new body lines will make it more sophisticated and aggressive. There is a chance that Lincoln might add some new equipment to the outer surface that will intensify its outlook.
Front area will be fitted with a large single structure grille, restyled LED headlight, modified LED fog light with chrome furnishing, uplifted lower air vents, body colored bumper, rain sensing intermittent wiper, etc. Wing portion will exhibit a body color window surrounding, restyled wheels, sleek lower body sidelines, panoramic glass roof, etc. The rear area will boast modified LED stop light along with wide LED bars, thick C-Pillar, revamped bumper, intermittent wiper, chrome exhaust pipe, etc.
Cabin Features and Technology:
Cabin area of 2017 Lincoln MKZ will be highly improved with current tech gadgets and sophisticated features. With this new model, Lincoln is trying to improve the smoothness in the interior area. They have modified the knob arrangements so that driver can quickly access them. It will come with many color tone option for the interior along with the availability of luxury equipment.
Seats in 2017 Lincoln MKZ will get some premium materials along with distinctive stitching and height adjustment option. Dashboard will carry Sync3 interface, automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, push-button shifter, satellite navigation, smartphone compatibility, modified instrument cluster, etc. It will also carry many safety features like stop and go facility, ABS, emergency brake system, park assist, lane departure warning, pre-collision system, etc.
2017 Lincoln MKZ – Under The Hood:
The new 2017 Lincoln MKZ will have an array of engine option with the different drive system, starting with:
- 2.0 liters four-cylinder unit for the base variant, which can generate 240 hp and it will get both FWD and AWD. Select and premier trims will acquire this engine.
- 3.7 liters GTDI V-6 engine that can easily crunch out 300 hp and 277 lb-ft will be available for the Reserve trims.
MKZ is expected to carry a six-speed automatic transmission that will help this car to achieve a top speed of 155 mph. its modified transmission system can accelerate 0 to 60 mph in just six seconds. The EPA rating is still unknown, but it will be a lot better than its predecessor.
Though MKZ is lurking behind some premium models like Lexus ES, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, Mercedes-Benz C- Class, Jaguar XE but this new 2017 model is expected to make some difference. The specification list of 2017 MKZ might help it to outplay its arch rivals.
2017 Lincoln MKZ – Rumors Date and Price:
The exact release date of 2017 Lincoln MKZ is still unknown but according to experts, Lincoln will release this model by the summer of 2016. The price range of MKZ will start from $36,000 and will rise to the $45,000 mark for the top end version.