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Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Drove Sales Gains In February

Posted on March 12, 2012
2013 Lincoln MKZ concept, photo provided by Lincoln.
2013 Lincoln MKZ concept, photo provided by Lincoln.

DEARBORN, Mich. — According to a press release, Lincoln achieved a 16% gain in U.S. sales in February compared to a year ago. The higher numbers were driven by sales of the MKZ sedan and MKZ hybrid. Sales of the MKZ hybrid, which offers an EPA-estimated 41 mpg / city, accounted for 21% of all retail sales of the MKZ. Total retail sales of the MKZ improved 15% versus February 2011.


“Fuel economy really shaped the month, even among luxury customers,” said Kevin Cour, Lincoln sales and service operations manager. “The Lincoln MKZ hybrid, for example, surged in popularity in cities hardest hit by rising fuel prices in February.”

2013 Lincoln MKZ concept, photo provided by Lincoln.
2013 Lincoln MKZ concept, photo provided by Lincoln.

The MKZ saw the most gains in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle in February. Each of these markets has seen at least a 13% increase in gas prices during the past month. The luxury hybrid also saw gains in Boston and New York.

In Los Angeles, the driver of a Lincoln MKZ hybrid who travels 1,000 miles a month could save more than $1,000 a year compared to regular gasoline-powered luxury sedans at the current gas prices of $4.37 a gallon.

Lincoln’s MKX crossover saw a sales gain of 33% nationwide in February, combining with the MKZ to account for 67% of all U.S. sales for Lincoln for the month.

Both the MKZ sedan and MKX crossover were ranked in the top three for long-term durability in their segment in the annual J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 Vehicle Dependability Study.

Lincoln will have seven new or significantly refreshed Lincoln products by 2015, including the all-new Lincoln MKZ sedan.

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Source: Lincoln

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