Wednesday, April 7, 2010
NY Auto Show: 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid On Sale This Fall
The new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Lincoln's first hybrid, uses a the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 hybrid engine, Ford's second-generation hybrid technology. The new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is expected to deliver at least 41 miles per gallon in the city when it goes on sale this Fall. Lincoln says Lincoln MKZ Hybrid's projected fuel economy tops its nearest competitor, the 2010 Lexus HS 250h, by 6 mpg. The combined gasoline engine and electric motor provide 191 net horsepower. Plus, the pure electric mode on the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid extends to 47 mph compared with the Lexus HS 250h battery-only mode which reaches just 25 mph.The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid uses a the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 hybrid engine, Ford's second-generation hybrid technology.
The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes standard with features and technologies like the SmartGauge with EcoGuide, Ford's interactive technology providing real-time information on efficiency and driving performance, Lincoln SYNC, a voice-activated communications and entertainment system, and MyKey which allows parents to program a key to limit speed and audio volume to encourage teens to drive safer and improve fuel efficiency.
Also, Ford and Microsoft announced Microsoft Hohm™, an energy management application for Ford’s electric vehicles that will help owners determine when and how to most efficiently and affordably recharge battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles. It also should help utility companies manage the added demands of electric vehicles on the electric grid.make electric vehicle ownership easier and more affordable for consumers.