The 2013 Lincoln MKZ which took the spotlight during the recent motor show in Detroit will be rolling out with two engine options and that includes a hybrid setup.
Ford makes sure that the Lincoln MKZ will not only look different from its current Ford Fusion in terms of style but will also have something different under its hood. The new MKZ will be rolling out this Fall and an insider has confirmed that the designs of the production models are already done before the concept vehicle was ready.
It might be a bit difficult to imagine what the production version will look like but there will be for sure side mirrors, door handles, and a space for an extra passengers (the concept MKZ had only space for four).
The details about the hybrid powerplant has not been released yet but it is scheduled to be unwrapped during the auto show in New York where the production model MKZ will go on display.
The Lincoln MKZ might also get the 4-cylinder EcoBoost that is also being used by the current Ford Fusion. The car can be calibrated to improve the electronic throttle, suspension, and noise control.
The Ford Fusion will be marketed with three gas engine options, plug-in hybrid, and a hybrid while the Lincoln MKZ will only get one gasoline powerplant and a hybrid. A plug-in is possible if there will be a demand for it.
The Lincoln MKZ will also have an 8-speed automatic gearbox, adjustable suspension, and a bunch of automobile technologies.
The first hybrid of the brand rolled out in 2010 and already helped in boosting sales. The current hybrid version of the MKZ has a 2.5L 4-cylinder gas engine paired with electric motor and has a combined fuel mileage of 39 mpg. This number is almost twice the mileage of the conventional MKZ 6 cylinder engine that returns 21 mpg.