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    Report: Lincoln recycling tree fibers into new MKX armrest

    Want to hug a tree, or at least a really small part of one. Then set your arm down on one of those armrests in the 2014 Lincoln MKX crossover. The US automaker is working with Weyerhaeuser and Johnson Controls on a tree-based, cellulose-reinforced polypropylene material used in the component that ...

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    Official: Lincoln MKX will use tree-based fibers in its armrests

    Nothing says American luxury car quite like a big cushy armrest, and now Lincoln has decided to stabilize theirs with a little bit of environmental friendliness. The 2014 Lincoln MKX crossover is using tree-based fibers to manufacture the structural component that attaches armrests to the floor ...

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    Report: Ford recalls 7,300 Lincoln MKZ Hybrids for potential rollaway problem

    The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid might not be "true luxury," yet, but it is being recalled. According to The Detroit News, around 7,300 gas-electric MKZs from the 2013-2014 model years have a problem with the powertrain control module that could cause the vehicles to roll even after being put into park. ...

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    Video: Neil Young fills up LincVolt, back from the dead, with cellulosic ethanol

    Long may you run, Neil. That's our take on reports of Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young cruising around the country in his 1959 Lincoln Continental that's been converted to run on cellulosic ethanol, or biofuel made from wood, grass and non-edible parts of plants. Young recently showed off ...

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    Official: 2013 Lincoln MKZ configurator comes alive, hybrid option at no extra cost

    Lincoln has officially fired up the configurator for the 2013 MKZ, keeping the option sheet fairly simple with a total of five trim packages. The party gets started with Premiere trim, which includes SYNC with MyLincoln Touch, a huge 10.1-inch LCD information screen and leather seating. Stepping ...

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    Report: Lincoln MKZ may get a plug-in option like its Ford Fusion cousin

    Ford may make a plug-in hybrid-electric version of its Lincoln MKZ sedan for the 2013 model year, if there's customer demand for that variant, USA Today reported, citing comments Ford executive Scott Tobin made at the Detroit Auto Show recently. As it is, the 2013 MKZ will include gas-powered and ...

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    Confirmed: Lincoln's small car isn't dead... it never really existed

    Here's the problem with releasing a concept: More often than not, people expect you to build it. So when a source tells you that a showcar doesn't have a shot at production, many assume it's been killed. Unless, that is, it was never going to come to market in the first place. Such is the case ...

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    Report: 2012 Lincoln Navigator, 2013 MKS to get EcoBoost engines

    Listen up, Lincoln fans, it's time to gear up for an onslaught of seven new or substantially revised vehicles by 2014. Reportedly included in that mix is an assortment of vehicles focused on sipping less fuel than one might expect of a typical Lincoln. Ford's global product chief, Derrick Kuzak, ...

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    Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sales exceeding Ford's expectations

    Given that the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is little more than a gussied-up Ford Fusion Hybrid, it's not surprising that the gas-electric MKZ achieves the same 41 miles per gallon city and 36 mpg highway rating. Admittedly, we were a bit shocked when Lincoln announced that the MKZ Hybrid starts ...

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    XL Hybrids converts Lincoln Town Car to reduce costs and fuel use

    The commonly black Lincoln Town Car is turning green over at XL Hybrids, a Somerville, MA start-up. The company converts the car to hybrid power, adding an electric motor that allows for a 15-30 percent reduction in fuel consumption while providing an additional 20 horsepower. Although conversion ...

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    Ford VP: "You can't sell a hybrid in today's market"

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    On several occasions in the past, Ford Motor Company execs have reiterated the company's stance on electrified vehicles, saying that 25 percent of its global sales in 2020 will come courtesy of vehicles that feature battery ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    Shows other luxury hybrids how it's done

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    On the whole, luxury manufacturers just can't seem to figure out what to do with hybrid drivetrains. Sure, there's some vague notion of improved fuel economy, but for every ...

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    2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid priced at $35,180, same as V6 model

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    Lincoln has dropped a bit of a surprise with the pricing of the 2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid. Unlike most other hybrid vehicles, there will be no price premium compared to the cheapest conventional model. The MKZ hybrid will start ...

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    2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid officially rated at 41 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy

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    In what should be a surprise to no one, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid has been officially certified by the EPA as the most fuel efficient luxury sedan in the U.S. market. Given that the MKZ is really little more than a very ...

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    2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid gets updated SmartGauge with apple blossoms

    When the 2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid goes on sale this fall, it will have an updated version of the SmartGauge that debuted last year on the Ford Fusion hybrid. The basics of SmartGauge remain the same, with a pair of 4.3 LCD displays flanking a central speedometer. The LCDs can display several ...

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    Ford kills Mercury, will make Lincoln the most efficient luxury brand

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    Ford Motor Company is finally getting serious about making Lincoln a top notch premium brand to compete with the likes of Lexus and Cadillac. To make that happen, the Blue Oval will introduce seven all new or heavily refreshed ...

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    Cadillac not concerned with Lincoln MKZ hybrid launch, Converj status unchanged

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    Ford Motor Company recently unveiled its Lincoln MKZ Hybrid at the New York Auto Show. The vehicle will become the brand's first entry into the luxury hybrid vehicle segment, a segment dominated by Lexus products. For Ford, ...

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    Report: Lincoln MKZ hybrid a low volume seller, 4,000 sounds about right

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    Ford unveiled its newest hybrid offering, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid at the New York Auto Show. For Ford, the vehicle will become the company's first luxury hybrid product in a segment dominated by the Lexus brand. ...

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    New York 2010: 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is exactly what we expected

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    Ford has reminded us over and over again about its plans to offer a full line of electric vehicles in the United States. The Escape and Mariner hybrids started this trend, the Fusion and Milan hybrids are garnering lots of ...

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    Report: Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will debut in New York

    When we take a hard look at the current Lincoln lineup, we see some issues. For starters, the Navigator, MKS, MKT, MKX and MKZ aren't exactly setting the sales charts on fire. Come to think of it, we just listed the entire Lincoln lineup. Okay, so Ford's luxury marquee can easily be likened to a ...


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