Even though its existence was spilled days before the 2010 New York Auto Show began, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid was still eagerly awaited by quite a few people.
Now, the official details are in, and we dare to say that the Lexus HS 250h has been bested by the Blue Oval’s luxury hybrid offer. Under the bonnet you’ll find the already tried-and-true 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine, coupled with an electric motor, resulting in a combined power output of 191 HP.
The projected fuel average is an extremely impressive 41 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway. Also, the MKZ Hybrid can go on full electric power at speeds of up to 47 mph. Besides the impressive eco stats, expect plenty of premium features on the inside of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, from the SYNC-powered infotainment system, to the heated and cooled seats, the MyKey system and, of course, the SmartGauge with EcoGuide technology, which informs the driver of the performance and capacity of the hybrid powertrain.
All in all, if you like your hybrids with a touch of luxury, then you should definitely check out the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid at the 2010 New York Auto Show, and in dealerships later this year.