• Nov 11, 2008
AutoObserver is showing pics of a face-lifted Lincoln MKZ prototype that looks to be taking on more of a familial facade. With the relative (very relative) success of the new MKS flagship, Lincoln has apparently decided that grafting the MKS mug onto the mid-size MKZ can only help, as well. Not that the old nose really needed rhinoplasty, but the entry-level luxury sedan would look out of place lacking the brand's new "Winged Grille" that debuted on the MKS and will also be seen on the upcoming MKT three-row crossover. We don't know if a new grille is going to do the trick on its own, though we expect the MKZ to also benefit from the same across the board engine updates as the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, sans a hybrid version. All three vehicles will be unveiled at the 2008 LA Auto Show next week, and we'll be sure to bring shots from the show floor.

[Source: AutoObserver]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like the rear deck needs shortened; would add "sportiness".
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes. Bring back the feline. Start with the Lynx and move on up. And single people of the world await for a Cougar!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The grill is way too big for that front end. When it's all chromed out, it will be annoying.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Welp...looks like all three CD3 clones are going to be ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey guys, clicking on the pic gives me an error.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just hope they get rid of that ugly boxed dash. It was the only reason why I disliked the car in the first place. Other than that, it was not a bad 1st gen; it's a decent entry luxury.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the best selling caddy eldorado ever had a very similar dashboard. everyone that enters the mkz loves it. so retro. you must be some young, no imagination character.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, I am pretty young, 25. But to say that I have no imagination just because I do not like the overly boxy interior is a pretty lame argument. I don't mind a slightly boxy interior, but the current MXZ is overly boxy which makes it look very boring, unconventional, cheap, and doesn't totally fit with the overall design of the car. Why is it that they changed it? I believe the reason why is because I am not the only one with my thoughts towards the boxy interior. If you are going to go with retro, make the overall design of the car retro. The MKZ is not "retro".
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the interior and split-wing grille a lot better than what the MKZ has right now. Keep it up, but in the future, PLEASE try to differentiate the bodywork a little more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "With the relative (very relative) success of the new MKS flagship, Lincoln has apparently decided that grafting the MKS mug onto the mid-size MKZ can only help, as well."

      sigh... The refresh of the CD triplets began long before the MKS went on market. Unless you think Ford turned around the re-styling of the MKZ in a month and a half.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The new interior is a total 180 from current gen.! looks alot like the MKS interior now, Well done ford!
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