The Lincoln MKZ, initially called the Lincoln Zephyr, is mid-size luxury car manufactured by Lincoln Motor Company division of the Ford Motor Company. The first Lincoln MKZ was “MK” -series of Lincoln vehicles, and has since followed by the crossover Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKS full-size sedan, the full Mkt crossover and MKC compact crossover. A Lincoln MKZ hybrid version launched on the market in the US in September 2010. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid was the first hybrid car in the market priced the same standard gasoline-engine version. Since 2008, Lincoln MKZ has been the best selling car Lincoln’s.
Lincoln MKZ First Generation (2006-2012)
The 2006 Lincoln Zephyr beginning of the opening of the form concept at the 2004 New York International Auto Show as a new entry-level luxury sedan intended to appeal to younger generation luxury car buyers. Many elements of design idea Zephyr made into a production model, we start with some revision. The front fascia of the Zephyr’s adorned with Lincoln’s signature waterfall grille and square jeweled projector beam lamps (HID lamps available). Chrome access and the beltline trim the Zephyr at the time of the vehicle’s fascia to rear features wing-shaped LED taillights and dual chrome exhaust tips. All Zephyrs featured low-profile tires and wheels 17×7.5-inch and painted aluminum versions of the standard and chrome versions are optional.
Lincoln officially revived the Zephyr name in the fall of 2005 as a platform-mate the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, the vehicles are based on the CD3 platform, which was derived from the Mazda 6 powertrain The Zephyr’s only a 3.0 L DOHC Duratec V6 mated to an Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission; is identical to the powertrain V6 that was optional in the Fusion and Milan. Visually, Zephyr could be easily distinguished from its Ford and Mercury siblings thanks to a unique fascias and other elements of the writer but as much as 35% of its body panels were shared with the other cars. However, the interior of the place in Lincoln, and this, along with a wide range of packaging machines, helped to distinguish the brand. Think its entry-level luxury office, 2006 Zephyr began MSRP of $29,995 USD, ranging up to $35,575 USD when fully optioned.
Although small and natively front-wheel drive, the Zephyr was marketed last entry level mid-size Lincoln’s, the rear-wheel drive, V8-equipped Lincoln LS. To facilitate the transformation and credible, the Zephyr and LS were sold parallel to one another during the model year of 2006, the first model year of the Zephyr and the last for the LS. Ironically, it was the first year Zephyr model last for the nameplate. For 2007 the car was renamed Lincoln MKZ, the market took LS ‘and sales since September 2006. The Lincoln’s decision to resurrect Zephyr name refers to the very early days of Lincoln before World War II. At that time, the only Lincoln produced by the Lincoln K-series which was a sedan full-size, and Lincoln, under the direction of Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, he hoped to launch the product in small competition LaSalle, a smaller sibling offered at Cadillac dealerships.
In the Zephyr was an interior design that thoroughly relative to Fusion or Milan, almost shadowing 2005 to 2009 Ford Mustang. Upscale design is featured in rectangular shapes surfaces of the dashboard and door panels with real ebony or maple wood inserts (depending on the desired color) in metallic frames. These surfaces were compared with an estimate of chrome-bezeled, circular, equatorial chrome-finished and metallic center stack where radio and climate controls are housed. Wheel The Zephyr’s steering was a leather-wrapped in real wood grips and satin-nickel audio, climate, and the cruise control buttons. White LED back-lighting was used with a Zephyr and instrumentation. Leather seating surfaces become standard in all forms.
Lincoln MKZ Second Generation (2013-)
Ford the Lincoln MKZ for the model year 2013. The company is like a CD4 Fusion and Mondeo platform. The model concept was presented at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. The production version of the Lincoln MKZ second-generation was unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show. It follows the general concept is the idea of model released displayed at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Ford offers 2013 Lincoln MKZ with three powertrains: a 240-horsepower EcoBoost 2-liter cylinder (Transfer or awd), a 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 (Transfer or awd), and a hybrid system based on 2-liter power plant. The hybrid, like previous-generation Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, available for the same price as the model nonhybrid. Given the significant model 2013, 2014 Lincoln MKZ changes primarily limited color choices.
Lincoln MKZ Sales
The 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid experienced strong sales during 2013. In July 2013, Ford announced that for 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, will increase the share of production allocated to the hybrid version, from 20% for the model 2013 Year 40% of the model in the year 2014. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is popular among consumers because the same base price as Lincoln MKZ non-hybrid.