Ford's Lincoln brand debuts new face for its best-selling model

 18 Nov 2015 - 10:18

Ford's Lincoln brand debuts new face for its best-selling model
A guest looks at a Ford Motor Co. Lincoln Continental concept car at an event ahead of the New York International Auto Show in New York March 30, 2015. Reuters


Los Angeles: Ford Motor Co's Lincoln brand is changing the look of its vehicles, starting with a new face for its best-selling model, the MKZ sedan.

Ford plans to unveil the restyled 2017 Lincoln MKZ at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, showing the first production version of a new grille design. The new Lincoln look debuted on the Continental prototype earlier this year and drew comparisons to British luxury brands such as Jaguar or Bentley.

The 2017 MKZ will get a new 3.0 liter turbo-charged engine Lincoln says will deliver 400 horsepower through an all-wheel drive system. The car’s current six-cylinder engine offers 300 horsepower.

The updated MKZ also gets a new interior look, optional crash avoidance technology and an optional feature that will automatically slow and accelerate the car in stop-and-go traffic.

The MKZ competes with compact luxury sedans such as the General Motors Co Cadillac ATS, BMW 3-series, Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4 in a price category that extends from roughly $36,000 to $50,000.