Recently, Lincoln Zephyr was seen in a Chinese auto dealer. Lincoln Zephyr, or what we once knew as one of many predecessors to the MKZ, made its debut at Auto Guangzhou earlier this year, with prices varying between 255,000 yuan to 342,000 yuan (35,343 euro to 47,400 euro). It is a luxury sedan. In China, sedans are still very popular, so luxury brands still have them in their lineup, even if they mainly sell SUVs in the rest of the world.
With a wheelbase stretching more than 2,900 millimeters, the Zephyr emphasizes rear seating space and legroom – an essential focus for Chinese consumers. As for the dimensions, the mid-sized sedan measures 4,982mm long, 1,865mm wide, and 1,485mm long, placing it between the outgoing MKZ and Continental dimensionally.
At the front, a full-width light bar is divided by Lincoln badging, placed on a large front grille surrounded by a pair of sleek headlights and C-shaped air intakes.
A strong character line along the side, flush door handles, angular rear tail-lights are reminiscences of the Audi A7. The worded Lincoln badging round out the styling of the Zephyr.
Inside, wall-to-wall screens house a large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a massive 27-inch SYNC+ infotainment system that stretches across the entire dashboard. Passengers are treated to plush leather seating with blue accents, with a 128-color ambient lighting system and air fragrances also available.
The Lincoln Zephyr is made in China by the Changan-Ford joint venture. It is powered by a new ‘CAF488WQC’ 2.0 turbocharged engine, made locally at Changan-Ford. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The output of this setup is 235 horsepower (175 kilowatts). Besides, Lincoln may also offer a hybrid powertrain at some point.