Lincoln MKZ wins Automobile Award
Six months into its Middle Eastern debut and the all-new Lincoln MKZ continues to create a buzz among discerning clientele looking for a distinctive lxury mid-size sedan. With its appealing looks and unique technologies, the Lincoln MKZ is hard to go unnoticed, an attribute that allowed it to clinch the “Best Luxurious American Mid-Size Car” from Automobile magazine.
Presented by Automobile publisher and Future TV presenter Ibrahim Fakhry, the award was received by Ford executives, Kalyana Sivagnanam, director of Sales, Marketing and Service for Ford Middle East & North Africa and Thierry Sabbagh, Ford Middle East’s director of Sales.
“Without a doubt, the Lincoln MKZ represents the future of Lincoln in both style and substance, featuring a stunning design wrapped around intuitive, purposeful technology,” said Sivagnanam. “We are very pleased to receive this award from Automobile magazine. This is yet another important recognition to the Lincoln MKZ and proof that our mid-size winner is delivering what discerning customers want in terms of distinction, elegance and technologies,” he added.
Lincoln MKZ is the first vehicle from the dedicated Lincoln Design Studio and signifies the introduction of the reinvented Lincoln brand, which will focus on attracting a new body of premium automotive customers.
Ibrahim Fakhry, publisher of Automobile magazine and presenter of Future TV’s Automobile Show, said, “The new Lincoln MKZ was a clear winner for the American luxury mid-size segment this year. With its new design, smooth and elegant interior and dramatically open and flowing center console thanks to the push button shift , the Lincoln MKZ is both a feast for the senses and exciting to drive.”
The all-new Lincoln MKZ brings to the midsize luxury segment distinct offerings:
•With a sweeping profile, MKZ incorporates one of the world’s widest-opening retractable glass roofs
•Lincoln Drive Control is an intelligent system that delivers a refined ride and engaging driving dynamics. Standard Lincoln Drive Control intuitively integrates multiple systems (engine, transmission, body and chassis) to deliver totally new Lincoln driving quality
•MKZ innovations include a distinct Push Button Shift gear selector that enables flowing and architectural center console design
•A quiet, well-appointed interior is enhanced by standard Active Noise Control, genuine wood trim, full LCD instrumentation, and SYNC® with MyLincoln Touch™
•Class-exclusive available inflatable rear safety belts supplement eight standard airbags
•The Retractable Panoramic Roof is a new signature feature for Lincoln. The 15.2-square-foot glass panel offers one of the largest openings available on any current sedan. The design maintains the structural strength of a steel-roof vehicle
•Offers the Lane Keeping System, a suite of advanced driving aids that helps drivers avoid drifting from their lane due to distraction. Consisting of Lane Keeping Aid, Lane Keeping Alert and Driver Assist, the Lane Keeping System utilizes a mono-vision camera integrated into the rearview mirror to read the lane markers ahead.
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