LA Auto Show: 2017 Lincoln MKZ

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The 2017 Lincoln MKZ goes for “quiet luxury” in its design updates, both inside and out.


What Is It?

MKZ is Lincoln’s mid-sized luxury sedan, which is designed to duke it out with the Lexus ES, Buick Regal and Volkswagen CC.


What Lincoln Is Saying:

Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln:

“Our customers are looking for three attributes in a luxury midsize sedan – technologies that ease their everyday experience, a beautiful design that is crafted with attention to detail, and a vehicle with impressive power that makes it a pleasure to drive.”


What’s New For 2016:

  • New 3.0-liter GTDI V6 engine – twin turbos produce 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring as part of the Driver’s Package encourages a “seamless” handling feel
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality
  • New squared-off grille replaces predecessor’s winged design
  • Available adaptive LED headlights
  • New climate and audio switchgear
  • Two new Black Label themes – Chalet and Vineyard


When Will It Go On Sale?

Summer 2016.