The Lincoln Motor Company has been the luxury division of Ford Motor Company for almost a century. With the popularity of Ford’s hybrid models, Lincoln wanted to give the fans of their luxury vehicles the benefit of green technology as well. They introduced the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid in 2010 for the 2011 model year. Lincoln has recognized the increased demand for hybrids industry-wide and wants to be sure it has an entry in the race as well. For 2014, Lincoln Motor Company has chosen to double their production of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid to 40 percent of the total number built.
Different propulsion, same price
Unlike most hybrid vehicles, the MKZ Hybrid costs the same as its gas-powered variant. However, the sales of the hybrid version have steadily increased over the past few months. This has improved Lincoln’s overall market share in hybrid vehicles from four percent last year to 16 percent this year. Many consumers have always enjoyed the luxury and reliability that Lincoln vehicles have to offer. For more than 100 years, Lincoln has provided a variety of models from passenger cars to limousines, all with the luxury one would expect from a Lincoln.
You can judge a Lincoln by its cover
More consumers are looking for better miles per gallon and more environmentally friendly vehicles, but giving up luxury was one reason they have shied away from hybrids. Combining the look and luxury of the gas-powered version with the fuel efficiency of a hybrid alternative, Lincoln hopes more consumers will look to the Lincoln MKZ hybrid as their next car. According to statistics from the Electric Drive Transportation Administration, automakers have sold 257,635 hybrids in the first six months of this year and the increase in sales is expected to continue.
While 2014 Lincoln MKZ hybrid is not available at dealers just yet, Permian Lincoln has many new, certified pre-owned and used Lincolns available as well as a variety of other quality used cars, trucks and SUVs to choose from. You can browse our inventory online or come see us at 1000 North Dal Paso Street in Hobbs, New Mexico. We look forward to meeting you very soon and helping you find the perfect Lincoln for you!