NEW FOR 2012:

- Sport Package adds luxury leather-trimmed heated and cooled seats with Miko Suede seat insert
- Exterior colours: Crystal Champagne Metallic Tri-Coat, Black, Red Candy Tinted Clearcoat, and Cinnamon Metallic added

For 2012, changes to the Lincoln MKZ are in trim, with new interior appointments in the Sport Package and new exterior colours.

Based on the Ford Fusion, the Lincoln MKZ uses a 3.5-litre V6 with six-speed automatic transmission in the FWD and AWD models, and a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the Hybrid, which is front-wheel drive only.

Features on the FWD and AWD models include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, Easy Fuel capless filler, fog lamps, LED taillamps, chrome-capped heated mirrors with auto-dimming driver’s side and puddle lamps, rain-sensing wipers, reverse sensing system, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, auto up/down front windows, cruise control, garage door opener, tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with genuine wood accents and audio controls, ambient lighting, pushbutton start, ten-way heated and cooled seats in Bridge of Weir leather-trimmed upholstery, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, SYNC and satellite radio, MyKey tire pressure monitoring system, SOS post-crash alert system, and SecuriCode keyless entry keypad.

The AWD adds adaptive xenon headlamps.

The Hybrid builds on the FWD and adds a driver’s knee airbag and fixed rear seat.