The 2011 Lincoln MKV Hybrid
With US automakers playing catch up with their European and Japanese rivals the upcoming New York Autoshow should have a few surprises in store. The 2011 Lincoln MKV Hybrid is due to be officially released at the big apple’s autoshow, so far the claimed 41 mpg is generating a lot of interest and puts the hybrid at the top of the fuel economy pecking order for mid-sized sedans hybrid or otherwise.
Powered by a 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle I-4 engine and electric battery-driven motors with a total 191hp the MKZ Hybrid is capable of 47 mph running on electricity alone, a feat that other luxury hybrids are yet to even come close to matching. With an expected release date of autumn/2010 Ford have indicated that the amount of interest in the sedan could eventually place them ahead of Lexus in the North American market.
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Specifications
Power – 191 hp (combined)
Engine – 2.5 Litre Atkinson-cycle I-4
Price – YTBA
Range – YTBA
Top Speed – YTBA
Release Date – Fall – 2010