The Lincoln Motor Company unveiled the 2017 Lincoln MKZ at the LA Motor Show yesterday.
The new MKZ features changes to the powertrain, and a few design tweaks. It also has a few new driver aids fitted in.
The biggest change is the new V6 engine under the hood. The engine is a 3-litre twin-turbo V6 from Ford's Ecoboost line of engines and is currently exclusive to the MKZ. In the all wheel drive variant, the engine produces 400bhp and 542Nm of torque. For the front wheel drive variant it produces 350bhp. The optional Driver's Package on these models improves the handling thanks to a torque-vectoring rear differential derived from the Ford Focus RS hot hatch. Other engine options include a 2-litre petrol and hybrid
Design changes include the mesh-like front grille and the headlamp unit includes the daytime running lights as well. The interior also sees the center console moves away from touch controls in favor of old-school knobs and buttons.
New kit includes a 14 speaker system (with an optional 20 speaker also available). Other tech include various driver aids including the adaptive cruise control system which can deal with stop-and-go traffic and holds the sedan in place without the driver needing to push down the brake pedal. The Pre-Collision Assist uses radar and cameras to detect pedestrians and automatically activates the brakes to avoid causing a collision.