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Lincoln Announces the end of the MKZ

Lincoln Announces the end of the MKZ

It is with great regret that we announce the end of the Lincoln MKZ. While many have not been fans of Lincolns naming convention, there is no doubt that many have been fans of the car. Lincoln have announced the sedan will be retiring this year with no plans to bring it back.

The end of the MKZ fits into Lincoln’s plan to branch out into other areas. To be honest, we all thought last year would be the final year for the MKZ. Lincoln obviously thought there was another year in the model yet and they were right. It’s a solid performer that delivers premium quality driving in a relatively well-priced packaged. We will be sad to see it go.

If you like the look and feel of the 2020 Lincoln MKZ, you had better buy one fast as there won’t be any more!

2020 Lincoln MKZ

I must admit that I personally hoped the MKZ would get a proper name like the Aviator or Navigator rather than be shelved altogether. It’s a great looking premium sedan that looks so much better than many domestic competitors. Less aggressive, less masculine and very much a car of its time.

The design has been refined to deliver an understated model with decent aerodynamics, flowing lines, rounded edges, a more subtle grille and an upmarket feel inside and out.

Inside, the cabin is light, airy and quiet. Those amazing front seats set the MKZ apart from most of the competition. Properly specced, the MKZ can look and feel like a gentleman’s club. Lots of leather, wood trim, luxurious surroundings and quiet competence everywhere you look. It isn’t as cutting edge as other sedans but that’s not where Lincoln shines.

Mechanicals

The 2020 Lincoln MKZ has three engine options. It offers a turbocharged 2.0-litre four cylinder that delivers 245 hp, a 3.0-litre turbo V6 that delivers 400 hp and a hybrid engine that delivers 188 hp. All use a six speed automatic transmission to drive the rear or all wheels.

The 2020 Lincoln MKZ offers automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, rear parking sensors, automatic high-beam headlights, and adaptive cruise control as standard on all versions of the car. The 2019 version received a five star safety rating and it is likely that the 2020 model will perform the same, if not better.

I lament the decline of the sedan. I think it’s a shame that we are all buying generic vehicles that all look the same, feel the same and perform the same. When you have standout vehicles like the 2020 Lincoln MKZ, I just don’t understand why you would want to drive in blandsville. That’s just me though.

To get hold of a 2020 Lincoln MKZ before they disappear, visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.

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