Ahead of the L.A. Auto Show, Lincoln unveils its all-new 2017 MKZ sedan.
Referring to it as “quiet luxury,” the new car combines intuitive technology, effortless performance and distinctive design to deliver an enhanced driving experience.
It features a push-button gear shift, and a reimagined interior space that includes a floating center console.
As for technology, the MKZ boasts a new adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality that can automatically slow the car and resume higher speeds when traffic clears. The system activates the brakes automatically to bring the car to a complete stop if the driver fails to apply brakes in time, while an auto hold feature keeps the car at a complete stop without the driver having to press and hold the brake pedal — making stop-and-go driving more relaxing for owners.
There’s also an enhanced park assist that uses ultrasonic sensors to help Lincoln MKZ seamlessly steer itself into a parallel or perpendicular parking spot.
Under the hood is a Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter GTDI V6 engine, producing 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.
Finally, the Driver’s Package for the MKZ includes 19-inch wheels, Ebony-painted calipers, light Magnetic-painted grille, Ebony interior with carbon fiber appliqués, customizable multi-contour seats and aluminum pedal covers.
The 2017 Lincoln MKZ hits dealers in Summer 2016.