Lincoln is hard at work reinventing its design language, and those who've had an early look say we're all in for a surprise. Ford wants to reinvent its luxury arm into just that, a true luxury brand set to rival the best that Germany and Japan have to offer. One of the steps required to make this transformation is to incorporate premium style into the existing lineup of products. Our spy photographers caught a camo-clad MKZ running undergoing testing, and the new design language is hidden under the automotive hefty bags.

We can't see much of what's going on, but we know Lincoln plans to make its products markedly different from its Ford cousins. Everything from the instrument panel and switch gear to the headlamps and sheetmetal creases will scream Lincoln. And it sounds like it will do so in a manner that's quite pleasing to the eyes.

Besides the new look, Lincoln will step to the luxury plate with new powertrains that provide power while also returning improved fuel economy


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      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want to see Lincoln succeed, can't wait to see the new body style!
      gtv4rudy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ford really needs to hit the ball out of the ball park with this one. No more rebadging Fords please.
      Flat4
      • 3 Years Ago
      Glas to see Lincoln testing new designs. I wish the LS platform would have survived in RWD. Hated to see it go. It is a GREAT handling car!
      John Lewinski
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought the front might end up looking like a contemporary Mark IV look- maybe like a Jaguar or Aston Martin front end with a tasteful vertical barred center grille. But this spy pic looks like they're sticking with the split grille look- not a fan. But will wait and see.
      roy
      • 3 Years Ago
      My parents always told me people dont like the TRUTH,so let me give you the Real T. Working for a Ford dealership still I seen co worker lose 401K,Jobs,& Homes in 2008 and no one gave them a bailout. Hadn't GM and Dodge got one there wouldn't be no Cadillac,Camaro,or Challenger today they would be Out Of Business. Banks start buying Banks then down sized and people still waiting for Ford to fail so we have to ask for MONEY.Alittle known facted about the auto world you might not know all car companies share platforms I don't care if it's AWD,FWD,or RWD.I know Ford and Lincoln will be fine,when you don't face the truth you will end up reliving it... Ford American own,not own by America
      Oceanblue78
      • 3 Years Ago
      The headlights and tail lights look interesting. Thank God they have the lower plastic painted! Hope that stays as will the current MkZ!
      tkosoccer03
      • 3 Years Ago
      is this mondeo based??? it almost looks to big to be the next MKZ...
      sam cookd
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am disappointed autoblog. I sent a tip almost 2 weeks ago with pictures of 2 of these cars when they came through OKC. Get my fame in the comments http://db.tt/zYgESOkS http://db.tt/37WFL0oD http://db.tt/rOLi7jKz
        AM2
        • 3 Years Ago
        @sam cookd
        Nice pics, now we can see more headlight details.
      MartinDawg75
      • 3 Years Ago
      I own a 2010 Lincoln MKZ--LOADED--it's one of the best cars I've ever owned! The "electronics" are GREAT...from the stereo and navigation are right on!! Say what you want...it's a good looking car, with exceptional style and handling!! I'm glad I chose an American car...instead of a Japanese tin can!!
      L1011
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want Lincoln to succeed, I truly do. But from what little I've seen, it appears to be more of the same old, same old. Ugly grill, ugly taillights (I bet they don't even have amber turn signals), the overhangs appear too large (but that may just be the camo, not sure), etc etc. The clock is running out on Lincoln. It's do or die time.
        soundbargaming
        • 3 Years Ago
        @L1011
        Thats why I have been saying. They need to do something revolutionary not evolutionary. A flying car, something. We are tired of the same 4 wheels, ICE, and "employee discounts". Give us Fifth Element like flying cars. Come one Lincoln! Be the first brand to change the industry!
        Andrew L
        • 3 Years Ago
        @L1011
        What? all the Lincolns now have amber turn signals except the Town Car
        John Lewinski
        • 3 Years Ago
        @L1011
        and you're saying amber lights are attractive???
          You guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @John Lewinski
          No, but they're easier to spot when they're blinking than red.
      Tarantula
      • 3 Years Ago
      First!
      Steven
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm looking forward to seeing the newly revitalized Lincoln lineup. But how about "reinventing" that needlessly confusing nomenclature they are using for their vehicles now? All MK... something or other. Who can tell one from the other by name alone? It's terrible. Please change the names, Lincoln!
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