The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is a medium-sized sedan that is going to be the first vehicle of the company in the market to be dressed in the novel face when it is available for sale. The improvement, to be shown at the auto show in Loss Angeles, includes a refreshed interior and extra sporty model and an introduction of a new twin-turbocharged engine. The old grille available in the existing MKZ will also be replaced by a new one, carrying the logo of the company at its central part.
This will be a mesh grille, which was first unveiled at the auto show in New York, when its flagship sedan, the Continental was launched, which will released shortly after the 2017 MKZ with the novel signature look. Lincoln confirms that this design lingo will spread across its entire vehicle lineup.
2017 Lincoln MKZ Changes, Exterior
The 2017 MKZ and the Ford Fusion will be constructed on the same CD4 platform. However, most of the external elements of the new MKZ have been taken from the Lincoln Continental. The major external change was done on the front fascia of the new MKZ that has experienced lots of surgery. Following years with the conventional waterfall grille, the automaker has introduced the front part of its 2017 model MKZ with a split grille that is adorned with horizontal lines and with the company’s logo at its center.
The 2017 Lincoln Sedan also comes outfitted with redesigned headlights with LED bulbs for better visibility with distinctive details unlike the ones in MKC i. For the 2017 model year, the new MKZ comes with five trim levels, such as select, premiere, reserve, an innovative sporty driver’s package exclusive to the MKZ and the top Black Label model. The driver’s bundle comes with an athletic suspension, unique wheels with 18-inch alloy wheels for entry-level models and 19-inch alloy wheels for higher end models, discretionary summer tires and standard four-wheel drive system.
2017 Lincoln MKZ Interior
The next generation Lincoln MKZ interior comes with a driver’s package comes with nice inside touches, such as a skirmished aluminum ribbing on the middle console, carbon fiber smart pieces, more stuffing on the armrest, which is lifted at the back, profound bins for modern day’s extra-large phones and numerous handy USB ports.
Technology upgrades that have been carried out in the cabin include improved driver supports for parking, adaptive travel control and automatic hold that keeps the vehicle from inching frontward at a stop when the driver has taken the foot from the brake, Other internal changes done in the new vehicle include the replacement of descending volume controls on the MyLincoln Touch infotainment structure with real keys and appending the 20-speaker Harman high-end Revel audio system.
The new vehicle also comes with an updated park assist that is equipped with ultrasonic sensors to allow the vehicle flawlessly steer itself into a vertical or parallel parking mark. The pre-collapse support with walker detection can prevent the vehicle from front accidents or lessen the callousness of such incidents.
This time, Lincoln adds a new 3.0-liter engine in the powertrain lineup of its 2017 model MKZ, in addition to traditional engines.
The first discretionary 2017 Lincoln MKZ engine will be from the EcoBoost family, which will be a four cylinder, 2.0 liter turbo four engine to offer the new vehicle the utmost power of 245 ponies.
The next mill in the array is a new 3.0-liter GTDI mill with V6 configuration to deliver the vehicle with the highest power of 400 ponies and an utmost twist of 400 pounds per foot, with the four-wheel drive mode. These two engines will be combined with a six-velocity mechanical transmission.
The new Lincoln MKZ hybrid variant will be offered to the higher end models only, which will offer the new vehicle by combining a 2.0-liter GTDI traditional with an electric motor. The expected combined mileage will be 40 mpg when the engine is paired with a CVT gearbox.
Price and the discharge date
The new 2017 Lincoln MKZ release date is expected to hit the market with the initial cost of $ 36,115 during the concluding part of 2016.
See also: 2017 Lincoln Continental, 2017 Hyundai Genesis G90
New Lincoln MKZ 2017 pictures