2015 Lincoln MKZ, the new facelift to the current second generation car is awaited by buyers who have taste for this luxury marquee. The body is currently new, so don’t expect any major changes, although minor updates and enhancements along with fixes are common in even new car models. This goes with the current trend amongst auto makers to please buyers and tune the product accurately to customer taste. read on…
(2014 model shown on this page, 2015 will be a minor update to the current second generation car)
2015 Lincoln MKZ exterior redesign:
2015 Lincoln MKZ is a beautiful looking car in terms of outer redesign. Built on the CD4 platform along with the Fusion and Mondeo cars, the second generation body is state of the art and is not expected to see much change in form of the new 2015 Lincoln MKZ. Announcement of new generation along with a hybrid model gave the MKZ a shot in the arm, resulting in a sales boost and rise in popularity. Looking at the car from outside the well designed car looks very well balanced and state or the art. A well shaped grille that stands out on it’s own is complemented by sophisticated looking curves and lines on the hood and front fascia. The lines and angles flow back to the rear where a full length rear tail lamp cluster delights the eye of the viewer. LED powered rear cluster is sleek and feels ahead of time. The lower part is complimented by reflector inserts and dual exhaust outlets that are as slim as they can be. Changes in the new model will mainly be how the lamp glass is colored and the grille/indicator inserts besides the DRLs. You may see clearer lamps, new alloy wheel design or difference in how chrome is used. There is no indication on whether the grille will see a change, and in our opinion it might stay the same.
2015 Lincoln MKZ interiors
2015 Lincoln MKZ may get some more features as standard, so do not expect any radical change here. There may be updates and upgrades in terms of the central infotainment system, minor feature enhancements and additional trim option at the best. The current model is a comfortable car with a simple yet elegant looking interiors that don’t get in the way. There is enough stowage space for the things you might need to keep in the car. Automatic transmission is electronic shift type and can be controlled via buttons on the left hand side of the central console, making for a cleaner center. The power adjustable, heated seats are very comfortable with good support all over. Rear seating is also good and the multi zone climate control takes care of the temperatures. Retractable moon roof is also present on the car, along with interior LED lighting. The car is loaded with features and we could say that it might see additional features in terms of small increments to available trim, chrome inserts or changes to the central touchscreen infotainment system that handles navigation, Bluetooth, audio and others.
2015 Lincoln MKZ Engine/Transmission
2015 Lincoln MKZ cab be bought with a 2.0L GTDI I-4 EcoBoost engine mated to a 6-speed SelectShift Automatic with Paddle Shifters which pushes out 240 hp @ 5,500rpm and 270 lb-ft torque @ 3000 rpm. The hybrid has a 2.0L atkinson cycle L4 hybrid engine that makes 141 hp @ 600 rpm and 129 lb-ft torque @ 4000 rpm, in total the hubrid engine and motor turns out 188 hp. This engine is mated to a eCVT transmission. Another engine option is the 3.7L V6 making a respectable 300hp @ 6500 rpm with 277 lb-ft torque @ 4000 rpm. This engine is also mated to the 6 speed SelectShift auto transmission with pedal shifters.
2015 Lincoln MKZ release date & Price
2015 Lincoln MKZ may be available by either end of this year or first quarter of 2015. Firm launch date is not yet known. If you are looking to buy this car now, it will not make a huge difference as the body is current and only minor updates are expected. The most significant change may be choice of new colors.
Over to you:
What is your opinion on the 2015 Lincoln MKZ? Kindly leave your comments
- 2015 Lincoln MKZ is a new generation car
- Comfortable and up-market
- Very modern and dynamic body
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