NEW YORK - Lincoln recently introduced its first hybrid - the new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, expected to deliver 41 miles per gallon (city) when it goes on sale this fall.

The midsize sedan hybrid joins Ford's growing lineup of hybrids this fall and also complements the automaker's aggressive global electrification plan to introduce five new electrified vehicles by 2013.

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid uses Ford's second-generation hybrid technology - the 2.5L Atkinson -cycle I-4 hybrid engine, named one of Ward's 2010 "10 Best Engines." The combined gasoline engine and electric motor provide 191 net horsepower. The pure electric mode on the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid extends to 47 mph.

Standard features and technologies include:

  • SmartGauge with EcoGuide.
  • Lincoln SYNC.
  • 10-Way Power Passenger Seat.
  • Power Driver Memory Seat Settings.
  • Heated and Cooled Front Seats.
  • Reverse Sensing System.
  • Easy Fuel Capless Fuel-Filler.
  • Personal Safety System.
  • MyKey.
  • Integrated Spotter Mirrors.
  • Acoustic Laminated Windshield.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet