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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lincoln MKZ Concept: Future Vision Today +VIDEO

The new Lincoln MKZ Concept, revealed today at the NorthAmerican International Auto Show, signals a significant step in Lincoln’s reinvention, providing a clear visionof its next-generation vehicles.
“With the Lincoln MKZ Concept, we are not introducing a new car. We areessentially introducing a new brand,” said DerrickKuzak, Ford Motor Company group vice president for Global ProductDevelopment. “The MKZ Concept is the next step in the reinvention of Lincoln, something we’ve been quietly butaggressively pursuing.”
Watch the complete Lincoln Press Conference at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Lincoln MKZ Concept: Exterior
The MKZ Concept strongly hints at the production model arriving indealerships later this year, as well as Lincoln’s design future.
“The MKZ Concept’s shape is a vision of simplicity completed with just afew strokes,” said Max Wolff, Lincoln design director. “Our movement as abrand is toward something we call elegant simplicity. It’s something warmerand more restrained, which is moving away from complex designs andtraditional luxury.” (View a video highlighting the main design elements ofthe Lincoln MKZ Concept here.)
Warm hues are evident in every aspect of the new vehicle’sCognac-colored exterior. The deep finish is achieved with a rich base coatcovered in multiple layers of tinted clear-coat finishes.
The sedan’s profile is dominated by a long, sleek and sweeping rooflinethat allows the design to break away from the traditional sedan three-boxshape. The lengthening of the roofline enables a more flowing, elegant andmore naturally aerodynamic appearance. (Access Lincoln MKZ Conceptspecifications here.)
A panoramic glass roof spans uninterrupted from the windshield to thetop of the backlight. Integrated into the sedan’s aluminum and boron steelsuperstructure, the fixed-glass expanse extends to the side roof rails ofthe cabin, creating an airy, open interior. (Click here for gallery.)
LED technology enabled an extremely thin and distinctive full-widthtaillamp graphic. Exhaust tips are cleanly integrated into the rearfascia.
Lincoln MKZ Concept: Interior
The Lincoln MKZ Concept’s four-seat interior is open, warm and inviting.”The front graphic is repeated in the dramatic sweep of the instrumentpanel, helping tie the interior to the exterior. These flowing forms createa comfortable and functional interior that particularly appeals to theyounger, more diverse customers we are targeting,” said Wolff.
Innovative interior features include push-button transmission gearselection, an open, tiered center console and liquid crystalinstrumentation. The reconfigurable 10.1-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT)LCD positioned ahead of the driver operates with the latest version ofMyLincoln Touch as does the nearly flush-mounted center8-inch LCD touch screen.
Responsibly harvested poplar wood, aluminum in bright and satin finishesas well as leather help create a sculptural, luxurious and comfortableinterior space. Champagne-colored leather seats with dark taupe accentsfeature a champagne perforation pattern, so-called because the perforationson the seat backs conjure the image of champagne bubbles rising from thebottom of a glass.
Lincoln MKZ Concept: Engineering
The Lincoln MKZ Concept is a styling study that rides on an all-newmidsize platform. The sedan is capable of utilizing multiple powertrainoptions in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.
Like the recently introduced MKS and MKT withEcoBoost, the Lincoln MKZ Concept features LincolnDrive Control and the sophisticated Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD)adjustable suspension. (Click here for information on these Lincoln technologies and here for background onthe Lane Keeping System, another feature integrated into the MKZConcept.)

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