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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Offers Buyers a Hybrid Without a Price Premium

Posted By Marc Carter On July 26, 2012 @ 4:20 pm In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation | No Comments

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The future of the Lincoln [1] brand is here with the introduction of the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ [2] hybrid sedan. Lincoln originally unveiled the new MKZ at the 2012 New York Auto Show [3] in April, and it just announced pricing for the vehicle – it’s set to hit the streets this fall with a price tag starting at $36,800, and the best part is that the MKZ Hybrid [2] starts at the same price point as the base MKZ.

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“The new MKZ and MKZ Hybrid are proof of our commitment to reinvent the Lincoln brand for a new generation of Lincoln [1] customers,” said Jim Farley, group vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service. Buyers can choose between three powertrains for the new MKZ – a 240 hp 2.0L four-cylinder, a 300 hp 3.7L V6, and a 188-hp hybrid system that pairs a 2.0L four-cylinder with a 70-kilowatt electric motor [4].

The 2013 MKZ Hybrid [2] can travel up to 62 mph in full electric mode and it is expected to retain its title as the most fuel efficient [5] premium midsize sedan with a 41 city mpg / 36 highway mpg rating. Exclusive to the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid [6] is a SmartGauge with EcoGuide. This instrument cluster coaches drivers to become more fuel-efficient, creating visual rewards in the form of the growth of virtual flowers on the system’s right-most screen for the driver’s efforts to operate the car in a fuel-efficient manner on a long-term, day-to-day basis.

“The all-new Lincoln MKZ represents a new day for Lincoln [1] and we consider it a worthy new calling card for a reinvented brand,” said Farley.

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[1] Lincoln: http://www.lincoln.com

[2] 2013 Lincoln MKZ: http://inhabitat.com/2013-lincoln-mkz-hybrid-vehicle-debuts-at-the-new-york-auto-show/

[3] 2012 New York Auto Show: http://inhabitat.com/new-york-auto-show-2/

[4] electric motor: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+motor

[5] fuel efficient: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=fuel+efficient

[6] Hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid

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