The Lincoln MKZ is only in its second generation, but rumors are already swirling of the luxury sedan’s forthcoming demise. According to reports, the 2019 Lincoln MKZ could very well be the last as the brand aims to add more crossovers and SUVs to the lineup. While the MKZ may disappear, the name may stick around.
According to a report by Autoline Daily, the 2019 model year may be the last we see of the midsize sedan. The potential cut could come as a result of several production moves, namely the Ford Focus moving to Mexico and the Flat Rock assembly plant being converted into an electric- and autonomous-vehicle center.
While this may be the end for the MKZ nameplate, it may not be the last we see of a midsize sedan on the Lincoln lineup. Lincoln has seen great success with the new Continental, a naming structure that wanders from the alphanumeric.
If one thing is for certain, it’s that the Lincoln MKZ won’t be cut due to slow sales. The MKZ was one of the brand bestselling models in 2016 with over 30,000 sales.
We at Mountaineer Lincoln are excited for the future of such an incredible luxury brand!
The 2017 Lincoln MKZ originally debuted at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Hitting dealerships this summer, the luxury sedan packs more power, more features, and a new starting price. Making a name for itself as the most powerful Lincoln ever built, the 2017 MKZ is bound to make waves in the premium market.
With a starting price at $43,575, the 2017 Lincoln MKZ lands right in the middle of its class.
The sedan boasts a new, more powerful 3.0-liter V6 engine capable of producing 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the V6 engine, it’s the most powerful Lincoln to ever hit roadways. The V6 engine comes with all-wheel drive, providing a sportier ride with better handling.
Only a handful of luxury sedans offer 400 hp, and none of them offer the same luxury and value as the Lincoln MKZ. Available with 20 Revel speakers and all the premium materials you could ask for, this sedan is in a class of its own.
Not interested in power? No problem. The Lincoln MKZ also offers a smaller, more fuel-efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 245 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
We here at Mountaineer Lincoln can’t wait for the arrival of the MKZ!
Starting with the 2017 models in its lineup, Lincoln is preparing to fit all upcoming vehicles with a new, redesigned front face – and the 2017 Lincoln MKZ sedan will be the first car to sport the upgrade. Revealed at the recent auto show in Los Angeles, California, the 2017 MKZ is just the latest in a family of innovative sedans, as the first Lincoln MKZ debuted in 2012 as part of the company’s plan to renew and refresh its lineup.
Some of the upgrades included with the new look include an updated interior, another high trim level with a more sporty look and capabilities, and the introduction of a 3.0-L twin-turbocharged V6 to the 2017 Lincoln MKZ’s range of engines. The ‘new face’ will be a Lincoln logo mesh grille, replacing the previous model year’s horizontal split-wing grille.
The 2017 Lincoln MKZ sedan offers car enthusiasts their first look at the next phase of Lincoln’s renewal plan. This phase begins with the introduction of the new front face, granting the company’s vehicles a more modern, luxurious look. The company also plans to introduce two new nameplates to their lineup by 2020.
For the final stop in the Black Label at Home tour, Lincoln shows off its exclusive designer themes at a private residence in the Urban Reserve neighborhood in Dallas, Texas.
In the 4,000-square-foot home, luxury clients get to experience each of the four themes: Center Stage, Modern Heritage, Indulgence, and Oasis, in a home setting. The theme colors and materials are complemented by photography from Art Stelber, whose work includes photographs taken backstage at the Oscars.
“Black Label is Lincoln’s ultimate expression of luxury,” said Sally Garrett, Lincoln Black Label brand marketing manager, in a statement. “The Black Label at Home program has taken us to some of the most exclusive addresses in the country, and certainly Urban Reserve provides another luxurious elegant setting to tell that story.”
The Black Label at Home tour made previous stops in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. It will be on display in Dallas through June 4th.
The Black Label themes are available in both the Lincoln MKZ and MKC. They include premium materials and designer woods specially curated to tell a story. Which Black Label collection would you love to have in your Lincoln?
Not too long ago Lincoln introduced its exclusive Black Label collections for the 2015 MKZ sedan and MKC utility. Recently, Lincoln has been traveling the country with its Black Label designs with a stop most recently in New York City.
Lincoln designers took over a penthouse in Union Square to showcase each of the four Black Label themes—Center Stage, Indulgence, Oasis, and Modern Heritage. The event is called Black Label at Home and coincided with Lincoln’s sponsorship of the Tribeca Film Festival. Guests were able to enjoy the Lincoln Black Label collection along with new films.
“Each Black Label at Home experience represents a special opportunity for Lincoln,” said Lee Jelenic, Lincoln U.S. marketing manager, in a statement. “But when you factor in the importance of being in New York, and then the relationships we’ve built as a supporter of the Tribeca Film Festival, this is going to be a fantastic week.”
Each Lincoln Black Label theme includes high-end luxury materials such as Venetian leather, designer woods, and Alcantara. Each theme is expertly crafted to convey the ideal mood.
Which Lincoln Black Label theme would you prefer?
Android phone owners everywhere, rejoice—Lincoln has made it easier than ever before to control your Lincoln vehicle. The American carmaker recently announced that, through a partnership with Google, the free MyLincoln Mobile App for Android phones will offer new, seamless integration with the Google app. This integration, which makes Lincoln the first carmaker to incorporate the Google app into its own mobile app, gives Android and Lincoln owners the ability to control their cars with even greater ease.
“Delivering unique experiences for the luxury client throughout ownership is fundamental to Lincoln,” said Matt VanDyke, Director of Global Lincoln. “By innovating with leading tech companies, we have an opportunity to personalize the ongoing interaction between the customer and the vehicle.”
The new app is available on the 2015 Lincoln MKC, MKZ, and the soon-to-be-released Lincoln MKX. With this app, owners can start, lock, unlock, and locate their vehicle all with their phone. They can even schedule remote start times to ensure their car is nice and toasty during the cold winter months.
If you are interested in learning more about the MyLincoln App for Android phones, stop in to Mountaineer Lincoln today!
Whether it was Matthew McConaughey in our new favorite commercials, or the introduction of the high-end Lincoln Black Label, or the launch of Lincoln’s first-ever MKC, the year 2014 was a good one for the automaker. Reports showed Lincoln experienced impressive sales growth throughout the busy year.
“Lincoln built momentum in 2014 – our new products and advertising campaigns have been warmly received,” said Kumar Galhotra, Lincoln president. “We launched the brand in China, and are off to a promising start.”
The brand’s North American retail sales totaled 94,474 vehicles, a 16 percent increase over last year’s retail sales and the best yearly sales the brand has seen since 2008.
The all-new MKC played a large role in boosting Lincoln’s sales, with over 2,000 sales in the last quarter of 2014. Sales of the MKZ yielded an increase of 5% over the number posted in 2013, and the Lincoln Navigator continued the growth with a 21% increase in sales over the previous year.
For us at Mountaineer Lincoln, we look forward to seeing how the brand continues to grow throughout the year as Lincoln reaches old customers and new conquests with its quality products and customer service.
The People’s Republic of China has added two sets of three English letters to its language: MKZ and MKC. Lincoln officially made its debut in China on October 23rd, and we here at Mountaineer Lincoln expect the automaker’s premium mid-size sedan and premium small utility vehicles will become the country’s newest household names.
“Today is a significant step forward for Ford Motor Company, for the Lincoln brand, and for our business in China,” said John Lawler, Ford China chairman and CEO. “With Lincoln MKZ and MKC, we now will begin serving luxury customers in China. We believe Lincoln’s highly competitive products, coupled with its innovative and personalized ownership experience, will provide our customers with a totally differentiated offering in today’s competitive luxury auto market in China.”
The MKZ sedan will be available in three trims – Select, Reserve, and Preferred Series – with a starting price of $51,600, or 315,800 yuan. The MKC crossover adds a Reserve Series trim with all-wheel drive to its available models and begins with a price of $55,500, or 339,800 yuan.
Lincoln has plans to introduce three additional models in the country by 2016. So keep your eyes peeled to see which new models from Lincoln debut in China in the coming years.
We here at Mountaineer Lincoln are excited to see some of our favorite Lincoln models become favorites among the people of China, as well.
How many times have you been enjoying a nice drive—or, more likely, enduring a stressful commute in white knuckle, gritted-teeth anxiety—only to be disturbed by the sudden and painful impact of your car dipping into a pothole. We certainly empathize with you here at Mountaineer Lincoln. Fortunately, though, there’s finally a consistent solution on how to avoid potholes: just buy yourself a new Lincoln MKZ!
You see, the MKZ comes with a very special exclusive feature: pothole prevention. This is an excellent idea, you are probably thinking. But, you wonder, does it actually work? Yes it does, but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s how Tech Hive summed up their experience with the special feature: “the software works within two milliseconds, or about half the time it takes for you to blink an eye. The suspension ‘dampens’ or holds the tire from dropping all the way down into the hole. That’s basically like a force field you’d see in a sci-fi movie.”
The report continues, saying: “When I stopped with the tire hovering over the pothole, it stayed suspended in mid-air. On older cars, the tire would have dipped down into the bottom of the pothole.”
Forget about older cars—the Lincoln MKZ boasts the smoothest and most impressive driving performance you could ask for. Come see us here at Mountaineer Lincoln to check out all the MKZ’s features today!