Lincoln MKZ News

  • 2019 Lincoln MKZ

    Ford's decision to kill off all passenger cars save for the Mustang has left Lincoln's two sedans in limbo. However, a new trademark filing suggests the current Lincoln MKZ could find new life—and boast a familiar name. Car and Driver reported Wednesday that Ford recently filed for a new trademark for "Zephyr" rather than a renewal of the previous trademark, which may suggest that it will dust off the name. The Zephyr badge has a long history with Lincoln dating to the 1930s. In 2006, Lincoln briefly revived the Zephyr badge but nixed it a year later in favor of MKZ as it moved toward a...

  • 2017 Lincoln MKZ
    Lincoln MKZ may die in 2019–but in name only

    The Lincoln MKZ is now in its second generation, and just received a major update for the 2017 model year. By 2019, it could be dead, according to a report from Autoline Daily. According to the video news service, the mid-size Lincoln four-door will be axed near the end of the decade, when the...

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    Lincoln returns to Matthew McConaughey for new MKZ ad campaign

    Lincoln Motor Company has once again turned to actor Matthew McConaughey for its ad campaign, with this latest series focused on the automaker's updated MKZ mid-size sedan. The MKZ was given more than a thorough nip and tuck for 2017, something Lincoln highlights in the new series of three...

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    Lincoln's new 400-hp MKZ priced from $43,575

    If Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is finally getting serious about its Lincoln division, there's no better better indication of that than its newly-priced 2017 MKZ, which will list from $43,575, including destination, when equipped with the headline-grabbing 400-horsepower variant of its 3.0-liter V-6...

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    2017 Lincoln MKZ Gets Major Update, 400 Horsepower

    Lincoln today introduced a major update for the 2017 MKZ mid-size sedan, highlighted by a new grille from the Continental Concept car and a new 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6. Most noticeable is the look. The MKZ, which is scheduled to go on sale next summer, will be the first vehicle to get...

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    2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Recalled Due To Faulty Seat Welds

    The latest Lincoln MKZ and a handful of other Ford products are involved in a new recall. The reason is due to sub-standard weld joints that may cause the front seats to become loose or start to lean, which for the driver could lead to a loss of vehicle control. ALSO SEE: Hear The $3.4 Million...

  • 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    Lincoln has issued a recall on certain versions of its MKZ Hybrid due to a fault with the cars’ transmissions. The recall affects MKZ Hybrids from the 2013 and 2014 model years, but only those examples built from April 26, 2012 through September 24, 2013. There are said to be 7,153 affected cars in the U.S. MUST WATCH: Twin-Turbo Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Shoots Massive Flames On The Dyno: Video According to Lincoln, the transmission on the MKZ Hybrid is designed in such a way that it is impossible to shift out of the Park position without the brake pedal being depressed. On the affected...

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    Lincoln Previews Premium Black Label Trim On MKZ And MKC Concept

    Lincoln is desperate to get its luxury message across and further separate itself from the Ford brand, whose models lend their platforms for Lincoln’s entire lineup. Rather than develop its own platforms, powertrains or standalone dealerships, Lincoln plans to stand out by offering...

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    2013 Lincoln MKZ Recalled For Causing Possible Electrical Shock

    Despite only just starting deliveries, Lincoln’s all-important MKZ sedan has just received its first recall notice. Lincoln is recalling approximately 500 of its 2013 MKZ sedans across the U.S. and Canada due to an issue where exposed wiring in the engine bay could cause a potential...

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    Ford Says It's Cleared The Lincoln MKZ Inspection Backlog

    Luxury brand Lincoln knows it has just one chance at a successful launch of its MKZ midsize sedan. To attract new buyers into the Lincoln family, “good enough” just won’t cut it, which is why Lincoln has scheduled a post-assembly quality inspection for each and every MKZ built...

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    To Make Up Lost Luxury Market Sales, Lincoln Expedites MKZ’s Launch

    In January, luxury car sales in the United States were up, and generally by a large margin over prior year. Cadillac delivered 47 percent more cars than it did in 2012, while Porsche delivered a 32 percent gain. Lexus was up by nearly 27 percent, followed by Acura (13.2 percent), Mercedes-Benz...

  • Bikers and Lincolns and turtles, oh my
    Lincoln Readies Its 'Steer The Script' Super Bowl Ad: Video

    When Lincoln revealed it would use comedian Jimmy Fallon to write the script for its upcoming Super Bowl ad, based on Twitter submissions about epic road trips from fans, we’ll admit that our first thought was “this isn’t going to end well.” Lincoln, after all, has been...

  • Classic Lincolns on display in Los Angeles - image: Ford Motor Company

    If all you know about Lincoln automobiles comes from what you’ve seen in its dealer showrooms over the past two decades, it would be easy to write the brand off as a pseudo-luxury automaker reselling badge-engineered Fords. The demise of the Mercury brand was supposed to clarify the line between mass-market vehicles, sold under Ford’s blue oval, and luxury vehicles, sold under the Lincoln marque. Today, however, nearly two years after the last Mercury was built, Lincoln still seems to be a brand looking to establish itself. At today’s Los Angeles Auto Show press preview...

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    In Search Of New Customers, Lincoln Reinvents Itself

    Lincoln, Ford Motor Company’s long-term luxury brand, knows one absolute truth: it can no longer sustain itself selling mildly badge-engineered Ford products to its traditional (and aging) customer base. To attract new buyers, especially the “cultural progressives” it covets...

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    2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Rated At 45 MPG Combined By EPA

    Whether you’re fan of its styling or not, the people behind the 2013 Lincoln MKZ deserve a lot of credit. The sedan, in its hybrid form, has just had its gas mileage rated by the EPA at 45 mpg across the board--city, highway and combined. This puts it ahead of most rivals in the mid-size...

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    Lincoln Hoping To Lure 'Cultural Progressives' With The 2013 MKZ

    At a time when most automakers are going to extraordinary lengths to target Millennial buyers, luxury brand Lincoln is betting its fortunes on an entirely different demographic, one it’s calling “cultural progressives.” Per Lincoln’s own research, cultural progressives are...

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    Lincoln Expands Into China

    Lincoln may be almost a century old but the brand is barely recognized outside of North America. This is something Lincoln is keen to change, so today it is taking the first key step towards establishing itself as a global luxury automotive brand by announcing its entry into the Chinese market. But...

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    Lincoln To Focus On Targeting Highest-Volume Luxury Segments

    Lincoln may be Ford’s in-house luxury brand, but don’t expect to see a flagship concept like Cadillac’s stunning Ciel from it in the near future. Instead, Lincoln’s product plan calls for a focus on building competitive products for the highest volume luxury segments. While...

  • 2013 Lincoln MKZ

    Just yesterday, Lincoln released a configurator and estimated pricing for the 2013 MKZ, so we expected a bit more of a wait before final pricing figures were made public, but Lincoln decided today is the day: the 2013 MKZ starts from $35,925, plus $875 in destination fees. That puts the new MKZ just a tick lower--$175, to be exact--than the Lexus ES 350, which Lincoln sees as the MKZ's primary competition. That $35,925 base price just gets you in the door, but it's a well-equipped entry point: the base MKZ includes push-button shift, LED headlights, a 10.1-inch LCD instrument panel, an 8-inch...

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    2013 Lincoln MKZ Configurator And Pricing Estimator Goes Live

    Lincoln’s 2013 MKZ sedan is still a few months away from hitting the market, but Ford’s luxury division is curious to hear from interested potential buyers before it releases official pricing and specifications. Following the lead of automakers like Hyundai, who released tentative 2012...

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    Lincoln May Not Use 2013 MKZ Grille Across Model Range

    When it comes to denoting the personality of a brand, few things are as important as an automaker’s design language. Take Hyundai, for example: prior to its fluidic sculpture design, few buyers shopped Hyundai on looks alone. There are plenty of examples throughout history, ranging from...

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    2013 Lincoln MKZ: Walkaround Video

    Ford has a big challenge ahead with Lincoln--somehow, it has to find a way to reboot a brand that's been dulled by a decade or so of neglect. While Ford lavished attention--and cash--on its former luxury brands including Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, and Volvo, it's now left with Lincoln to...

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    2013 Lincoln MKZ Debuts At 2012 New York Auto Show

    The live reveal of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ recently took place in New York City, and we have the full details on the brand's newest luxury sedan. The latest addition to the Lincoln lineup is crucial as it not only represents the future of Lincoln in both style and substance, but the car's success is...

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    2013 Lincoln MKZ: New York Auto Show Live Shots

    Just a few years ago, Lincoln was the luxury brand for Middle America—a nameplate that was striving to follow some much-misunderstood definition of luxury that involved steakhouses and gated communities. Now instead, with Lincoln’s latest conceptual reboot, and cars like this completely...

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