Emulating its success with the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid, Ford launched the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid at the 2010 New York auto show. The MKZ is the first hybrid Lincoln's line-up.
The MKZ sits at the bottom of Lincoln's line-up, and shares its platform with the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan. In its last update, the MKZ acquired Lincoln's now standard winged grille. Stylistically, the MKZ Hybrid varies little from its conventionally engined counterpart.
The MKZ Hybrid uses the same power train as the Ford Fusion Hybrid. This system can propel the car under electric power for short distances, up to 47 mph. With its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the system produces 190 horsepower and gets about 40 mpg.
The MKZ Hybrid benefits from Lincoln luxury and Ford technology. The cabin is decidedly upscale, with heated and cooled leather seats, and wood trim. On the tech side, it gets Sync and a THX audio system.