DEARBORN, MI - Lincoln's new 2011 MKZ Hybrid, Lincoln's first-ever hybrid, will be offered with the same base price as its conventional gas sibling when it goes on sale this fall.

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will have an MSRP starting at $35,180, including destination and delivery - pricing identical to the 2011 Lincoln MKZ gas model.

Lincoln is the first automaker to offer luxury customers a premium hybrid vehicle with an MSRP that matches its conventional gas sibling, according to the automaker.

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid uses second-generation hybrid technology - the 2.5L Atkinson-cycle I-4 hybrid engine - named one of Ward's 2010 "10 Best Engines." The system combines the best attributes of the gasoline engine and electric battery-driven motors to deliver optimal performance and fuel economy.

Declared the most fuel-efficient luxury car in America, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid delivers a 41 mpg fuel economy rating in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

In June, Lincoln announced it will enhance its Lincoln brand lineup with seven all-new or significantly refreshed vehicles in the next four years as part of an aggressive growth plan focused on standout product design, class-leading technology, and new powertrains.


Originally posted on Automotive Fleet