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The New Lincoln MKZ Officially Launches in China

The New Lincoln MKZ Officially Launches in China, Evolving Luxury Experience in the Midsize Premium Sedan Segment



BEIJING, July 18, 2016 – Lincoln, an iconic luxury automotive brand with a heritage linked to presidents, royalty and movie stars, today officially launched the midsize premium sedan, the new Lincoln MKZ in Beijing.

The newly upgraded Lincoln MKZ, imported from North America, is available in four trim series: the Premiere, the Select, the Reserve and the Preferred, priced at RMB 284,800, RMB 304,800, RMB 332,800 and RMB 388,800 respectively.

The midsize premium sedan segment is one of the largest in China’s luxury auto market. Accounting for around 20 percent of the market, it is expected to grow about 84 percent in volume by 2025. Since its introduction to China in late 2014, the Lincoln MKZ has proven to be increasingly competitive in the premium sedan segment.

To enhance the personalized driving and passenger experience, Lincoln has added eleven new features and numerous premium upgrades, from the texture of a dial, to ground-breaking connectivity technology and concert-level audio system.

“Since its Asia debut at Auto China 2016, the new Lincoln MKZ has gained a great deal of customer interest and positive feedback,” said Amy Marentic, President of Lincoln China. “With its distinctive design, intuitive technologies and effortless performance, we believe the new Lincoln MKZ will continue to be a competitive entry in the segment, while exceeding the expectations of the new generation of luxury customers.”

Bringing Quiet Luxury to Life
The new Lincoln MKZ exemplifies the brand philosophy of Quiet Luxury, a truly human, personally-tailored experience and the next phase of The Lincoln Way.

The new Lincoln MKZ provides a spirit of modernity and progressivism, without being overstated or aggressive. The all-new signature grille adds an elegant, dynamic and progressive charisma to the nameplate. The 1.4-square-meter, fully retractable panoramic glass roof offers the largest-in-class open air roof among sedans. The 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine has been enhanced to provide a more refined driving experience. Adding to the technology story, the new Lincoln MKZ has Adaptive Cruise Control and Auto Hold to help you relax during heavy traffic congestion.

The new Lincoln MKZ is the first Lincoln nameplate with the SYNC® 3 plus the all-new MyLincoln Mobile App suite of technology. Through SYNC® 3, users can connect their cellphones with the vehicle's infotainment system through a friendlier interface with a faster response time. With the new MyLincoln Mobile App, vehicle owners can remotely lock or unlock their vehicles, control the air conditioning and check routine maintenance records.

more at: http://www.lincoln.com.cn/en/press-r...=1249241945519

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MKZ ... available in four trim series: the Premiere, the Select, the Reserve and the Preferred...
PREFERRED??
guess I need to hit the Library's broadband to see what's what...
...and where's the PRESIDENTIAL?
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...modernity and progressivism, elegant, dynamic and progressive charisma
instead of overstated or aggressive
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hmm....

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Re: The New Lincoln MKZ Officially Launches in China

Was also gonna comment on that. Is that a new trim level above Reserve but below Presidential? Or was that a typo?

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PREFERRED??
guess I need to hit the Library's broadband to see what's what...
...and where's the PRESIDENTIAL?

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Was also gonna comment on that. Is that a new trim level above Reserve but below Presidential? Or was that a typo?
yeah a bit strange but remember that the previous MKZ also had the 4 trims and Preferred what above Reserve and below Presidential
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Re: The New Lincoln MKZ Officially Launches in China

at Library...

MKZ China specs

only see the 2.0T

panoroof is opt on Reserve
std on Preferred (still no rear window sunshade available with it)
and sounds like the LED HLs are Only on Preferred

30way Perfect seats only on Preferred = STD

running out of time...
...would like to know if the China Premiere gets "SoftTouch" or real Leather???


really wondering what's left for [Presidential]??
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Re: The New Lincoln MKZ Officially Launches in China

From what I read in the Chinese sites is that Presidential trim is deleted, and if the translation is correct, that a new base level trim is added.
The base trim has soft leather and the other 3 get Scotland Bridge of Weir leather.

source http://newcar.xcar.com.cn/201607/new...ype=all#page_2

Two power levels for the 2.0T 203ps (offered in the 3 lower trim levels) and 253ps offering in the top trim.

Also was not aware of the size changes - 2017 Lincoln MKZ comparison with the current model body size models 2017 models MKZ 2016 MKZ length (mm) 4925 4931 Width (mm) 1864 1864 height (mm) 1477 1468 Wheelbase (mm) 2850 2848
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I thought that the wheelbase would be lengthened...
For that 'Executive' use type of vehicle
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I thought that the wheelbase would be lengthened...
For that 'Executive' use type of vehicle
If they did, they could call it Continental.
Oh wait.....

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Also was not aware of the size changes - 2017 Lincoln MKZ comparison with the current model body size models 2017 models MKZ 2016 MKZ length (mm) 4925 4931 Width (mm) 1864 1864 height (mm) 1477 1468 Wheelbase (mm) 2850 2848
The overall length for the 2016 model in inches was 194.1, but with the new front end, it's a shorter 193.9. But the wheelbase looks like it is some sort of metric measurement correction with zero net change inches but a 0.07 adjustment in metric. With the height, it depends on the wheels with the 2016 US version being 58.1 or 58.2. The metric variance is just 0.35(less than half an inch).

So there is really no size change for the Chinese market for the 2017 MKZ.
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From what I read in the Chinese sites is that Presidential trim is deleted, and if the translation is correct, that a new base level trim is added.
The base trim has soft leather and the other 3 get Scotland Bridge of Weir leather.

source http://newcar.xcar.com.cn/201607/new...ype=all#page_2

Two power levels for the 2.0T 203ps (offered in the 3 lower trim levels) and 253ps offering in the top trim.

Also was not aware of the size changes - 2017 Lincoln MKZ comparison with the current model body size models 2017 models MKZ 2016 MKZ length (mm) 4925 4931 Width (mm) 1864 1864 height (mm) 1477 1468 Wheelbase (mm) 2850 2848
closest google-translated site-version I could find just now


Do you have an other Link, @MKII (or do you speak/read Chinese (too)?)
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