Iconic American auto brand Lincoln, part of the Ford family, is going hybrid for the first time, it was announced at the New York International Auto Show. The new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, according to Ford, is expected to be the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in America when it goes on sale.
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will reportedly offer gas mileage in the city of 41 MPH. It will make use of Ford’s second-generation hybrid technology – the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 hybrid engine, combining that with an electric motor to provide a 191 net horsepower. This hybrid sedan will be able to go up to 47 MPH in electric mode only and comes equipped with the Ford SmartGauge with EcoGuide technology to give “drivers enhanced positive feedback on long-term fuel efficiency and driving performance through the ‘growth’ of virtual small flowers on the system’s right-most screen.”
Being as this is a luxury vehicle, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sports a variety of comfort features, including a 10-way power passenger seat, power driver memory seat settings, heated/cooled front seats, wood trim, a keyless entrypad and an acoustic laminated windshield.
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