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Ford today announced that its new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will be priced at $35,180—exactly the same as the standard gasoline version. The MKZ Hybrid is a luxury variant of the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which is priced at $28,825. Both vehicles have a 156-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder coupled with an electric motor to produce a […]

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Lincoln announced that the fuel efficiency rating for their first ever hybrid, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, is now official: 41 mpg rating in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway. The official EPA rating makes it the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in America. A few years ago, a luxury sedan achieving more than […]

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Lincoln has unveiled its MKX Concept during Auto China 2014 in Beijing. The Lincoln MKX Concept hints at an EcoBoost-powered global SUV that will become the third of four all-new Lincoln vehicles due by 2016. It is designed to capture the attention of consumers worldwide. This unveiling in Beijing marks the first time Lincoln has […]

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New data was released in the quest to provide an answer to the new-old question: are hybrids the wiser option money-wise. Vincentric announced its 2013 Hybrid Analysis on October 22, in which 13 of 33 hybrid vehicles were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their all-gasoline counterparts. Although this is an increase of […]

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As we reported as pending in our Fusion review posted mid-July, Ford has now formally announced the 2014 Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi can be equipped with rear inflatable safety belts. Ford said the 2014 Ford Fusion is now the only car in the midsize segment to offer rear inflatable safety belts, adding to the […]

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Ford Motor Company declared it set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up 15 percent over the first quarter of 2013. Ford explained part of this success of the fact demand is growing in markets across the […]

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Accentuating the positive, Ford has announced broad sweeping changes to its electrified vehicle program. In amongst these are software upgrades to hopefully enable improved fuel economy from its C-Max, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. As has been well publicized, lawsuits have followed claims of “47 mpg” for the two Ford models, and as we […]

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Ford is it name, and hybrids are its new game. Actually, Ford Motor Co. has been engineering hybrid powertrains for many years now, but its newest family of U.S.-produced gas-electric cars has the company seriously stoked as it encroaches on Toyota’s former stronghold with sales records and conquest sales. The new lineup consists of the […]

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Ford’s new Fusion hybrid is gaining in popularity in Canada. While not providing exact sales numbers, Ford of Canada said Ford Fusion Hybrid sales were up 209 percent when compared to March 2012. Meanwhile, the regular ICE-powered Fusion sales increased 26 percent. The same pattern happened on the Lincoln side with MKZ Hybrid sales rising […]

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More awards are heading toward hybrid cars’ trophy shelves as more variations of hybrids have come into production and acceptance by their drivers. At least this is one summation of findings from Strategic Vision, a San Francisco-based research and consulting firm whose most recent Total Value Index (TVI) found Volkswagen of America again ranked the […]

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