MKX와 플랫폼을 공유하며 스마트폰으로 키를 대신하는 등 첨단을 담기 위해 노력한 흔적이 있습니다.
실내의 고급스러움도 좋고 3열 시트 구조의 공간도 마음에 듭니다.
파워트레인은 400마력 V6 3.0리터 트윈 터보 가솔린 엔진과 10단 자동변속기를 아우른 전통적인 방식과 트윈 터보 엔진과 모터를 결합한 하이브리드 모두 가능합니다.
가격만 너무 높지 않으면 잘 팔릴 요소가 가득하네요.
All-New Lincoln Aviator Takes Flight with Advanced Technologies, Grand Touring Performance Option
All-new Lincoln Aviator brings Lincoln’s design vision to life, elevating beauty and performance in the brand’s newest SUV
Aviator Grand Touring, with its advanced electrified hybrid technology, introduces a new level of performance from The Lincoln Motor Company
Intuitive and industry-leading technologies, including Phone As A Key, are designed to create an effortless experience for drivers in the all-new Aviator
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2018 – The all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator touches down at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week with advanced technologies that let the luxury SUV kneel to greet you, scan the road ahead for uneven pavement, and allow you to drive away using your smartphone instead of a key.
The three-row, midsize premium utility elevates Lincoln’s design vision while delivering on Quiet Flight, a key brand concept that supports tenets of beauty, gliding, human and a crafted sanctuary. Lincoln Aviator will be available globally, entering the highest volume segment in the U.S., the midsize luxury market, and the third-highest volume segment in China.
Also debuting is the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring, named for its gliding power and effortless performance. This marks the first time the company has combined a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and advanced electrified hybrid technology capable of delivering smooth performance and instantaneous torque.
“Aviator represents the very best of our brand DNA and signals the direction for Lincoln vehicles going forward,” says Joy Falotico, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “It offers elegance, effortless performance and unparalleled comfort – a true representation of Lincoln’s vision for the future.”
Power, capability, and choice
Aviator offers the kind of capability premium clients require in a three-row SUV, with available all-wheel drive and a choice of gas or hybrid powertrain. The standard twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, paired with a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission, is expected to deliver an impressive 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque for effortless acceleration.
With the hybrid option, Aviator Grand Touring’s twin-turbocharged engine and advanced electrified technology is targeted to deliver even greater levels of performance. Projected to produce 450 horsepower and a massive 600 lb.-ft. of torque, the all-new Aviator Grand Touring is expected to deliver greater performance than many three-row, midsize luxury hybrid SUVs.
“This is our most advanced hybrid technology,” says John Davis, chief program engineer, The Lincoln Motor Company. “Together with the standard twin-turbocharged gas engine and advanced electrified Grand Touring technology, Aviator is set to define effortless performance – performance that only Lincoln can deliver.”
Lincoln Drive Modes allow clients to further customize their drive experience, while a 12.3-inch standard configurable LCD instrument cluster confirms their choices with beautiful, easy-to-read dynamic graphics and prompts. In addition to Lincoln’s five signature settings – Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery and Deep Conditions – two new modes are engineered specifically for Aviator Grand Touring. These modes, Pure EV and Preserve EV, allow clients to choose when and how to best use their electric energy, while an enhanced Excite mode maximizes performance.
Client-focused, intuitive technologies
Aviator delivers a wealth of intuitive technologies designed to assist the driver while enhancing the overall experience of the journey. Right from the start, its suspension system automatically lowers the vehicle to “greet” the driver, adding a new level of sophistication to Lincoln’s signature welcome lighting embrace. The convenience of this feature makes loading cargo easier as well.
The effortlessness of the overall experience continues as clients enter, using their compatible smartphone as a key to access their vehicle. Lincoln’s Phone As A Key technology, debuting in the all-new Aviator, is activated through the Lincoln WayTM app. It allows owners to lock and unlock, open the liftgate and, most importantly, start and drive the vehicle – all without a traditional key.
Phone As A Key offers additional amenities. For instance, drivers can activate a locator chirp to find their vehicle, or
If owners want to loan their Aviator to a family member or friend, the technology makes that equally effortless too, as up to four “keys” are provided with each vehicle in addition to the standard smart key fob.
Should a phone battery go dead, a passcode can be entered on the standard exterior keypad to gain entry then a backup code can be entered on the center touch screen to start and drive the vehicle. If a phone is lost or stolen, Phone As A Key can be easily deleted, providing additional peace of mind for clients.
Also new to Lincoln is an available technology that enables Aviator to “see” potholes or uneven pavement and immediately make suspension adjustments to keep the ride as smooth as possible. Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview uses an advanced forward camera to constantly scan the road, seamlessly adjusting the suspension as needed.
All Lincoln vehicles come standard with a suite of driver-assist features known as Lincoln Co-Pilot360TM. With the arrival of Aviator, Lincoln’s most advanced suite of driver-assist technologies will be available in a new upgrade aptly named Lincoln Co-Pilot360TM Plus. It adds:
Traffic Jam Assist helps guide the vehicle using adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane centering and traffic sign recognition, which scans speed limit signs along the roadway, adjusting speed based on the information obtained Evasive Steer Assist offers assistance to the driver to help avoid a collision with a slower or stopped vehicle; it provides additional steering support when a collision cannot be avoided by braking alone Reverse Brake Assist can help you stop the vehicle while backing up if Aviator’s integrated rear sensors and camera detect an obstacle at the rear Active Park Assist Plus removes the stress from parking by taking over steering, shifting, braking and acceleration functions with the touch of a button to navigate parallel and perpendicular parking spaces with ease
“All of this innovative technology is purposeful,” says Falotico. “Together, these features help make Aviator’s drive experience even more effortless and intuitive.”
The boundless allure of flight has long inspired automotive design, and the all-new Lincoln Aviator takes that inspiration to the next level.
“The connotations of flight are intrinsic in the lines of the vehicle,” says David Woodhouse, design director, The Lincoln Motor Company. “You have the stature and presence of the grille at the front, then the body and tail taper off – creating a distinct aerofoil analogy.”
The dramatic lines of Aviator exemplify Woodhouse’s views on luxury. “Luxury is about creating something you didn’t know was possible,” he says. “It requires a certain degree of mystery, seduction and allure – factors that are decidedly in play with Aviator.”
Aviator’s iridescent Flight Blue exterior color on display in Los Angeles complements its flowing lines. Lincoln’s signature grille is executed in high-gloss black and chrome accents that beckon the eye, while a wraparound windshield completes the aviation- inspired theme.
An all-new Lincoln Black Label theme, Flight, harmoniously combines Luggage Tan and Ebony, further elevating the ambience of the cabin. Bright engine turn appliqués, brushed in small circles, replicate the finish of early aviation instrument panels and enhance the theme. The supple leather of the seats is minimally processed to retain its natural texture.
Chalet is another Lincoln Black Label option for Aviator, evoking the contrasting pleasures of mountain slopes and the inherent comfort of an après-ski lodge. With Espresso and Alpine Venetian leathers and deep Silverwood appliqués, each touch is designed to awaken the senses.
Another Lincoln Black Label theme available is Destination. Celebrating the art of travel, Destination takes its inspiration from vintage luggage, harkening back to a time when travel was rich with excitement and intrigue. Mahogany Red Venetian leather with an intricate diamond weave on the seats is complemented by smooth khaya wood appliqués – making travel both near and far a true pleasure.
Lincoln Black Label is created for clients seeking the ultimate in a luxury experience, offering premium materials in specially curated designer themes and a host of membership privileges. The grille for the all-new Lincoln Black Label Aviator features reverse lattice mesh with a repetitive pattern of strong, bright-finished badge motifs.
The signature grille for Lincoln Black Label Aviator Grand Touring features unique Lincoln stars embedded within the quadrants in an elegant chrome finish, while the grille for Aviator Grand Touring is also adorned with the embedded stars.
Comfort and convenience Aviator’s spacious, airy cabin accentuates horizontal lines, minimizing visual clutter to deliver a soothing sanctuary. An available RevelTM UltimaTM 3D Audio System re-creates an authentic concert-hall experience by immersing occupants in rich, superior sound emanating from 28 speakers throughout the cabin.
An ergonomically advanced steering wheel is intended for ultimate ease of use and customization; only subtle thumb movements at the 10 o’clock position are needed to access the voice command button. The steering wheel features streamlined, four-way switches at strategic positions to control music, phone and navigation functions.
Available Perfect Position seats with Active Motion offer 30-way adjustability, massage capability and additional lumbar support for driver and front-row passenger for paramount comfort, while flexible second-row seats recline, adjust fore and aft, and slide forward for easy access to the third row. The third row provides ample seating with plenty of room left over for cargo, assuring nothing and no one is left behind. Advanced under-floor battery packaging in the Grand Touring edition allows for all the benefits of an electrified powertrain without compromising luggage space or legroom.
Other convenience features include an available wireless phone charging pad located in the front-row center armrest, while a handy media bin is available for the front-row passenger. Multiple power outlets throughout the cabin and a standard Wi-Fi hotspot keep occupants connected wherever the journey may take them.
“At Lincoln, we’re always thinking about the next, best way to elevate luxury for our clients,” says Falotico. “Aviator arrives at this perfect intersection – where strength and beauty meet performance and technology.”
2016 링컨 내비게이터 컨셉카(Navigator Concept), 2016 뉴욕 오토쇼 데뷔한 모델입니다.
차세대 내비게이터를 예고하고 있네요
링컨이 2016 뉴욕 모터쇼를 통해 차세대 풀 사이즈 SUV를 예고하는 내비게이터 컨셉트(Lincoln Navigator Concept)를 선보였다. B필러를 생략하고 단 초대형 윙도어가 인상깊다.
높은 차고를 고려해 도어를 열면 아래쪽에 계단이 생기도록 설계했으며 실내엔 30방향으로 조절이 가능한 독립식 6인용 시트를 달았다.
커다린 그릴과 4각형의 헤드램프는 최근에 선보인 컨티넨탈과 비슷한 모습. 프런트 오버행을 줄이고 리어 오버행을 늘려 스포티한 모습니다.
V6 3.5 에코부스트 엔진으로 최고출력 400마력을 내고 사전추돌 방지 어시스트, 360도 카메라, 차선유지 기능, 와이파이 연결 시스팀 등의 장비를 챙겼다.
Lincoln today reveals the all-new Navigator Concept, introducing quiet luxury to full-size SUVs and offering a glimpse at what comes next for the brand’s best-known nameplate.
"The all-new Navigator Concept reinforces our commitment to give every Lincoln client what we call quiet luxury – vehicles and experiences that are elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene," said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. "This kind of quiet luxury sets Lincoln apart. Now, we're showing fans of large SUVs how we can exceed their expectations, without being the loudest statement on the road."
Lincoln invented the large luxury SUV in 1997, and now is reimagining Navigator for modern clients interested in better performance, more space and further refinement.
Lincoln's design team drew inspiration from luxury sailboats and yachts when designing the new concept. This influenced everything from the clean, modern lines and Storm Blue paint on the exterior that mimics the grays and blues of sea and sky, to the teak finishes, custom gear and wardrobe management system found inside.
The Navigator Concept is engineered to provide drivers peace of mind. It features a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine delivering more than 400 horsepower and smart new technologies to make this SUV even more sure-footed on different road surfaces and in changing weather conditions.
Drivers can choose several drive modes to improve ride and handling and to find the drive experience that best suits their mood – including steering, suspension and noise levels. Each mode is accompanied by a matching digital animation in the cluster.
Navigator Concept provides the nameplate’s most spacious interior ever – a key want among buyers of large SUVs – delivered with a refinement that leapfrogs competitors
The leather-wrapped interior is rendered in a light blue. Six Lincoln-patented Perfect Position Seats adjust 30 ways to best support occupants’ different body types. The driver’s seat, for instance, includes independent deployable thigh supports for maximum comfort.
A custom wardrobe management system holds gear chosen for a day on the water, while Lincoln’s Revel audio system has been specifically tuned to create the highest level sound and visual quality.
All of this is accessed through power gullwing doors and deployable concertina steps. A special lighting sequence welcomes passengers for every journey – a signature Lincoln feature.
The Navigator Concept features Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, which uses radar and camera technology to scan the road ahead. If a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, the system provides a warning to the driver. If the driver does not respond in time, it automatically can apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of, or even eliminate, some frontal collisions.
Pre-Collision Assist can help drivers avoid rear end collisions with other vehicles at all speeds, while Pedestrian Detection can help the driver avoid pedestrians at lower speeds. Both systems can reduce the severity of forward collisions, or even prevent certain forward collisions.
A 360-degree camera and enhanced park assist features take the stress out of parking, exiting a parking spot and maneuvering. The system seamlessly integrates views from four cameras – creating an overhead image that allows drivers to see all around the vehicle.
On the road, a lane-keeping system vibrates the steering wheel to alert drivers they are straying from their lane and provides mild steering input to encourage them to steer back toward the center of the lane.
In the cabin, head restraint monitors provide passengers Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing them to wirelessly share music and content from personal devices.
For drivers, a large panel screen clearly displays key information. The display can be customized from a digital touch screen housed in the center stack.
2013년 북미모터쇼(디트로이트모터쇼)를 통해 정식 데뷔할 링컨의 첫 콤팩트 SUV인 링컨 MKC 컨셉트카 고화질 사진들
DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2013 – Lincoln today introduces the MKC Concept, a vision of how Lincoln will enter the industry’s fastest-growing small luxury utility segment.
With nearly 60 percent growth in 2012 and more than 200 percent in the last four years, the small luxury utility segment has far eclipsed all other luxury segments. The opportunity is a key next step in Lincoln’s strategy to grow with four all-new vehicles targeted at the highest-growth segments over the next four years.
“We are reinventing Lincoln by focusing on the largest and fastest-growing segments of the luxury market, while offering clients something different,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln. “The just-introduced MKZ re-establishes Lincoln in the largest luxury segment, and the MKC Concept highlights a key opportunity in the fastest-growing part of the luxury market.”
This segment growth is being driven at both ends of the demographic spectrum. Many new buyers are coming into affluence and purchasing their first luxury vehicle. Others are moving from larger vehicles to smaller ones to simplify their lives. This growth includes China, where Lincoln will begin selling in the second half of 2014 through independent dealers.
Creating ‘Lincoln Experiences’
Lincoln is being reinvented in every way – from a complete new lineup of stunningly designed vehicles to how dealerships provide surprising personal client services and how drivers engage with their vehicles. The goal is to appeal to a new type of luxury clients considered cultural progressives, who are open to new ideas and experiences.
In current and future vehicles, these “Lincoln Experiences” will include a variety of distinctive features, such as push-button transmission engagement, programmable ride control, unique and diverse powertrains, personalized lighting, and a suite of customizable functions that are unique for each client as the vehicle instantly recognizes the operator and creates a personalized welcoming sequence.
Future Lincolns also will combine these unique experiences with the option of stunning, bespoke interior and exterior design appointments that will transcend typical luxury automotive standards, furthering the brand’s transformation. The MKC Concept explores many of these transformative ideas.
The MKC Concept builds on the foundation of the Lincoln Design DNA found in the new MKZ. These warm, open and inviting design cues are a core element of the brand’s heritage.
“The MKC Concept has a wonderful stance and sits beautifully on its wheels,” said Murat Gueler, MKC Concept lead exterior designer. “It has a sleek, sculpted body and wheel arches and elegant shoulders. The lines of the vehicle appear relatively simple on first look but with a second view reveal a dynamic three dimensionality.
“The Lincoln design team has done an outstanding job with the MKC Concept in communicating Lincoln’s design vision for reaching a new and discerning clientele.”
An uninterrupted, highly crafted rear-view appearance highlights the signature full-width taillamps. This is made possible by a liftgate design with a side-view cutline – a Lincoln first. It shows how the dedicated Lincoln design and engineering teams have worked together to deliver customer-focused solutions that not only elevate the appearance, but also provide maximum load capability.
“This approach eliminates the traditional vertical cutline on the rear seen on utilities, which in turn contributes to the athletic presence of the vehicle,” Gueler said.
The continuity also is apparent in the execution of the frameless windows, which amplify the richness of the design, as does the signature split-wing grille. The exterior is augmented by warm, cream-based white metallic tri-coat paint, 20-inch premium wheels with polished chrome rims, and a large fixed panoramic roof that runs the length of the vehicle.
Interior design, colors and materials
High-end bespoke design, materials and execution inspire the four-passenger interior.
“There is a significant upgrade in materials and a stylish, fashion-oriented package. The materials are combined with progressive combinations and uses of stitching and colors,” said Soo Kang, Lincoln interior design chief.
Just like MKZ – which sets the tone for the brand’s thoughtful new approach to design – the MKC Concept features a distinct push-button gear shift selector. This enables a flowing, expressive and architectural center console design covered with riveting details, and unique colors and materials.
The headliner is wrapped with high-end material, providing a warm and luxurious feel. The pillars are wrapped with premium leather. The seats also feature premium leather and include a unique embroidered Lincoln Star and crimson stitch accents.
The Lincoln Star lattice also is subtly placed on the MKC Concept’s floor mats to complement the lattice design in the speaker mesh, light fixtures and lug-nut covers.
The smooth leather also wraps the door trim uppers, armrests, bolsters, console side rails, instrument panel and cargo area.
“There is a rich softness to the exterior and interior palette of the MKC Concept,” said Susan Lampinen, group chief designer, Color & Material Design. “The leather-wrapped architecture complements the open-pore and designer hand-dyed woods.”
Other refined details include finishes like appliqués cut from layers of reconstructed natural wood infused with a metallic flake for a glistening effect on the steering wheel, upper instrument panel and door panels.
A true Lincoln
“The Lincoln MKC Concept is designed to strike a perfect balance between warm, inviting comfort and the engaging and superb dynamic qualities of performance, ride, handling and braking,” said Farley. “This balance is focused toward a new luxury automotive client emerging in the marketplace – someone who recognizes a great vehicle and demands a balance between all-out performance and comfort.”
“The new Lincoln MKZ represents the future of Lincoln in both style and substance,” said Jim Farley, Group Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales and Service. “It is proof of our commitment to deliver a new breed of Lincolns for a new generation of Lincoln clients – motor cars that are distinctive, elegant, full of technology and a delight to own.”
The 2013 Lincoln MKZ enters the midsize luxury segment later this year.
> It is the first Lincoln created by a dedicated team in its new Lincoln Design Studio
> 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, heated front seats and SYNC® with MyLincoln Touch™
> MKZ is offered with a choice of three powerful, efficient powertrains, including a next-generation hybrid expected to ensure the MKZ remains America’s most fuel-efficient premium sedan
> Class-exclusive available inflatable rear safety belts supplement eight standard airbags
Camera- and Radar-Based Driving Aids
The new Lincoln MKZ offers the Lane Keeping System, a suite of advanced driving aids that helps drivers avoid drifting from their lane due to distraction or fatigue. 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. For a more complete description of the Lane Keeping System, click here.
Available radar-based (ultrasonic) driving aids further enhance the driving experience. Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support each use a long-range radar system that scans in front of the vehicle, automatically adjusting to traffic speed and providing a visual and audible alert when a potential front-end collision is detected.
Active park assist and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert use multiple short-range wide-angle radar sensors. Each function provides a distinct benefit, ranging from making parallel parking easier to warning of oncoming vehicles while backing out of a parking space.
SYNC with MyLincoln Touch
SYNC with MyLincoln Touch is standard in the new MKZ. The combined system makes it easier to use the entertainment, climate and available navigation features as well as devices brought into the car (e.g., phones, PDA, MP3 players). Twin five-way controls on the steering wheel manage essential systems, and many functions can be voice-activated via SYNC.
Standard SYNC Services make turn-by-turn directions available via one button push and simple voice commands. Continually improving voice recognition software learns user voices, improving the efficiency of voice commands.
MKZ Dynamic Driving Technologies
The new MKZ offers Lincoln Drive Control as standard. Lincoln Drive Control is an automatic system that delivers an ideal balance of a smooth ride with confident handling as it intuitively responds to driver commands and the road, making the 2013 model the most refined and engaging MKZ ever.
Always on, Lincoln Drive Control orchestrates the performance of the Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) adjustable suspension, electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), engine, transmission, Active Noise Control (ANC), traction control and stability control systems.
The result is an unsurpassed combination of refined ride and engaging driving dynamics. CCD offers three modes (Sport/Normal/Comfort) that are accessible using MyLincoln Touch. Selecting “Sport” on the Push Button Shift gear selector enables a decidedly more sporty driving experience.
CCD contributes to Lincoln Drive Control’s transparent action by monitoring the car’s suspension settings up to 500 times per second. The real-time system adjusts the suspension up to 50 times per second to deliver more controlled handling with a smoother ride. CCD augments a highly developed chassis that includes a refined strut front suspension and an all new integral link rear suspension.
The new MKZ is the only sedan in its class to include Continuously Controlled Damping and Active Noise Control as standard equipment.
MKZ Engines, Transmissions and Drive Systems
The 2013 Lincoln MKZ offers three distinct powertrains. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost®delivers the performance of a traditional V6 along with expected segment-leading fuel economy that is at least 3 mpg better than the closest competitor. This engine delivers a projected 20-percent increase in highway fuel economy versus the 2012 MKZ.
Emphasizing performance and efficiency, the optional 3.7-liter V6 produces significantly more power (37 horsepower and 28 lb.-ft. of torque) than the previous MKZ V6 while improving fuel economy approximately 5 percent.
Maximizing fuel efficiency, the optional 2.0-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain is expected to enable the 2013 MKZ Hybrid to remain North America’s most fuel-efficient premium sedan. The 2012 MKZ Hybrid is rated at 41 city mpg, 36 highway mpg.
Non-hybrid models utilize a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel add to the performance driving experience of the MKZ.
2.0-liter I4 FWD/AWD
240 premium fuel
FWD: 22 mpg city 33 mpg highway
3.7-liter V6 FWD/AWD
AWD: 18 mpg city 26 mpg highway
2.0-liter I4/Electric Hybrid FWD
188 (combined engine and motor)
141 (engine only)
129 lb.-ft. (engine only)
FWD: Not yet available
2.0- and 3.7-liter gasoline engines are equipped with six-speed automatic transmission; 2.0-liter Hybrid is equipped with a continuously variable transmission. Horsepower, torque and fuel economy figures all are projected, not certified.
Improving grip on slippery roads, the available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system anticipates and adjusts the power delivery to the front and rear axles in as little as 16 milliseconds, faster than the blink of an eye.
Retractable Panoramic Roof
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. Click here to view a video on the feature.
Nearly identical to the MKZ Concept shown at the North American International Auto Show in January, the production 2013 Lincoln MKZ embodies a design language that is subtly distinctive.
“We call it elegant simplicity,” said Max Wolff, Lincoln Design director. “We wanted the new MKZ to be inviting and approachable. We moved away from traditional luxury cues and complex designs. We came up with something warm that is rich, yet still intentionally restrained.”
A sweeping roofline defines the new luxury sedan’s profile. The steeply raked windshield and lengthened backlight make for a sleeker and more flowing appearance that is 10 percent more aerodynamic than the model it replaces. “The MKZ shape is a vision completed with just a few strokes,” said Wolff. Click here for gallery.
Although strikingly modern, the design retains classic Lincoln design elements including a more refined interpretation of the split-wing grille, first seen on the 1938 Lincoln-Zephyr. Click here for image.
Rearview mirrors stand on door-mounted, sculpted pedestals. This fitment enables the front door glass to extend farther forward to improve visibility and to allow even more light into the interior.
The crafted headlamp assemblies include bright, energy-efficient LED lighting. The front headlights turn in sync with the steering wheel, providing enhanced visibility. At the rear, LED technology enabled a thin, distinctive full-width taillamp graphic.
Design teams created an inviting interior featuring bold architectural elements, rich natural materials and fine details. Click here for gallery.
“The exterior’s front graphic is repeated in the dramatic sweep of the new instrument panel, helping tie the interior to the exterior in a harmonious manner. These flowing forms – along with the open center console – create a comfortable and functional interior that particularly appeals to younger, more diverse drivers we believe will now consider Lincoln,” said Wolff.
Innovation and technology abound inside the new MKZ. Replacing the traditional mechanical transmission shift lever is a contemporary five-button interface. The individual buttons of Push Button Shift engage Park, Neutral, Reverse, and forward gears in two modes, Drive and Sport.
Push Button Shift gave designers freedom to create a sculptural multi-level center console with more functional storage areas.
Positioned ahead of the driver, the full-color 10.1-inch LCD instrument cluster operates with the latest version of SYNC with MyLincoln Touch. The all-new design combines dimensional indicator rings framing a brilliant and reconfigurable Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD. An equally critical component of MyLincoln Touch is the nearly flush-mounted center 8-inch LCD touch screen that displays information clearly in easy-to-reference color-keyed quadrants.
Premium-grade, supple leather covers all seating surfaces. Responsibly harvested wood and metal-toned surfaces create a luxurious and comfortable interior space.
Standard luxury amenities include an 11-speaker audiophile entertainment system and cabin air filtration, plus heated front seats (with the driver's featuring 10-way power controls), remote start capabilities and Active Noise Control.
To make the MKZ exceptionally quiet, ANC electronically targets frequencies and reduces their intensity. To improve the refinement of the driving experience, other frequencies are subtly enhanced.
The available THX® II Certified Car Audio System is a Lincoln-exclusive that features 700 watts, 14 channels and 14 speakers. THX audio engineers spent more than 200 hours custom tuning the THX-certified equipment to the new MKZ’s interior. The result delivers home-theater surround sound to the road.
The new MKZ is the only sedan in its class to offer inflatable second-row outboard seat belts. Rear-seat passengers – often children or mature passengers – can be more vulnerable to head, chest and neck injuries. The available inflatable second-row, outboard seat belts spread impact forces across more than five times the area of conventional belts, reducing pressure on the chest while helping to control head and neck motion and helping reduce the risk of injuries. For more information on this feature, click here.
포드세일즈서비스코리아(대표이사 정재희, 이하 포드코리아)는 링컨의 플래그십 모델이자, 고품격 장인정신과 첨단 테크놀로지가 결합된 럭셔리 프리미엄 세단 ‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’를 21일 국내 공식 출시한다.
신형 V6 3.7L Ti-VCT 알루미늄 엔진으로 최대 출력 309마력과 최대 토크 38.3 kg•m, 탁월한 퍼포먼스를 자랑하는 ‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’는 길이 5.2m, 너비 1.9m*, 탑승 공간 2,996 리터의 대형 프리미엄 세단으로, 주행경험에서부터 내외부 디자인까지 링컨의 제품 철학을 일관되게 반영하면서도 향상된 테크놀로지와 디자인을 적용해 동급 최강 모델로 새롭게 탄생했다.
동급 유일, 링컨만의 첨단 테크놀로지로 주행 안정감 극대화
‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’는 새롭게 적용된 링컨만의 첨단 테크놀로지를 통해 다이내믹•쾌적•안전성 등 주행의 모든 면에서 최대의 만족감을 선사한다.
가장 큰 변화 중 하나는 연속 댐핑 제어(Continuously Controlled Damping, 이하 CCD) 기술에 기반한 최첨단 노면 지능형 전자식 서스펜션이다. CCD 기술은 차량이 주행하고 있는 노면 상태를 파악해 눈을 깜빡이는 것보다 짧은 시간(초당 500번)에 모든 바퀴로 전달되는 충격을 서로 다르게 흡수하게 하는 첨단 기술. 일례로 차량이 도로 위에 생긴 구덩이를 지나가게 될 경우, 즉시 댐핑 압력을 조절해 운전자가 느끼는 충격과 불편함을 최소화하여 보다 편안한 운전을 돕는다. 동급 차량에서 이 기능을 기본 장착한 것은 ‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’가 최초다.
또 하나의 특징은 전동 파워 스티어링(EPAS)을 갖춘 ‘링컨 드라이브 컨트롤(Lincoln Drive Control)’이다. 전동 파워 스티어링은 급격한 커브, 부드러운 주행 등 다양한 운전상황에서 파워 스티어링의 조작감이 지속적으로 변화하는 기술. ‘링컨 드라이브 컨트롤 시스템’은 전동 파워 스티어링 기술을 바탕으로, 변속 레버를 변경하는 것만으로 핸들링 퍼포먼스 및 주행 퍼포먼스, 서스펜션, 변속기, 트랙션 컨트롤 등을 손쉽게 제어해 안정적인 주행과 함께 도로 환경에 맞는 맞춤식 운전을 가능하게 도와준다. 이번에 출시된 ‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’의 ‘링컨 드라이브 컨트롤은 다이내믹 또는 쾌적한 주행 모두를 만족시킬 수 있도록 다음의 두가지 모드를 지원한다:
Ø 드라이브 모드(Drive Mode): 일상 생활에 어울리는 부드럽고 편안한 운전 경험 제공
Ø 스포츠 모드(Sport Mode): 견고한 스포츠 서스펜션 세팅으로 변화시켜 퍼포먼스 위주의 운전 경험 전달
럭셔리를 빛내는 링컨의 안전성
‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’의 프리미엄은 안전성으로 더욱 빛난다. 동급에서 유일하게 장착된 토크 벡터링(Torque Vectoring, 코너를 돌때 좌/우 바퀴의 회전수를 조정하여 더욱 안전하게 코너를 돌 수 있도록 돕는 기술)과 커브 컨트롤(Curve Control, 급한 코너를 빠른 속도로 회전할 때 네 바퀴 중 필요한 곳에 적절한 제동력을 가하는 기술)은 더욱 안정적인 주행을 돕는다. 특히, 한쪽 차선이 인식되지 않는 경우 핸들 진동을 통해 운전자에게 위험을 경고하는 차선 이탈 경고 장치’(Lane Keeping System)와 보조 제동 기능이 포함된 충돌 경고 장치(Collision Warning)는 위험을 감지하고 이를 알리는 수준을 넘어 보다 적극적으로 운전자의 안전을 지원하는 기능들이다. 보다 편안한 운전을 도와주는 어댑티브 크루즈 컨트롤(Adaptive Cruise Control)과 액티브 파크 어시스트(Active Park Assist, 자동 주차 보조 기능) 등을 통해 주행 안정성과 편의성에 링컨 특유의 럭셔리함을 더했다.
링컨의 장인정신으로 재탄생한 New MKS
‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’는 럭셔리·친환경·편안함’(LUXURIOUS, ORGANIC, COMFORTABLE)의 키워드로도 표현될 수 있다. 새로운 링컨의 디자인 컨셉으로 재해석된 프론트 범퍼, 펜더, 본네트, 리어 범퍼 디자인과 두 배 이상 촘촘해진 폭포수 그릴은 여전히 링컨 특유의 고급스러움을 선사한다. 링컨의 럭셔리 디자인 터치는 스티어링 휠의 방향과 연동되는 어댑티브 HID 헤드램프, LED로 점등되는 테일라이트, 패널이 완전히 열리며 뒷자석에서도 하늘을 볼 수 있도록 2중 유리로 구성된 듀얼 패널 문루프를 아우르며 차량 전체에 흐른다.
포드의 전설적인 대표 모델 ‘T’와 1950년형 ‘링컨 컨티넨탈’(Lincoln Continental)을 비롯해, 럭셔리 항공기나 요트의 실내에 주로 사용되는 스코틀랜드 ‘브리지 오브 위어’(Bridge of Weir™)사의 고급 소가죽을을 사용한 인테리어는 턱시도 스트립과 파이핑, 핸드 스티칭으로 고급스러움을 한층 업그레이드 시켰다. 특히, 링컨의 디자이너들은 가죽 본연의 아름다움을 유지하기 위해 엠보싱 공법 대신 친환경·유기농 태닝 공법을 적용했으며, 머리받침 및 차량의 시트 쿠션은 친환경과 편안함, 오랜시간 지속되는 내구성을을 위해 콩 추출물을 주재료로 제작되었다.
스마트 테크놀러지, 스마트 럭셔리!
2013 뉴 링컨 MKS는 대시보드와 센터콘솔, 계기판 등에도 디자인을 적용했고, 마이링컨 터치 시스템을 채택했다. 2013년 뉴 링컨 MKS는 전체적으로 한결 세련되고 고급스러우면서도 보다 향상된 편의성을 제공한다. 특히,
4.2인치 풀 컬러 LCD가 채용된 클러스터와 새로운 5버튼 컨트롤이 장착된 스티어링 휠을 채택했다. 스티어링 휠의 가죽 밑으로 장착된 얇은 금속이 스티어링휠을 따뜻하게 만들어 주는 ‘히티드 스티어링 휠’(Heated Steering Wheel)은 혹한의 겨울에도 따듯한 운전환경을 제공한다
. l 스마트 테크놀로지는 8인치 디스플레이에 싱크(SYNC®)가 포함된 마이링컨 터치(MyLincoln Touch™) 시스템을 탑재했다. 또한, 음향 공학적 설계와 함께 정격 출력 700W·16개 스피커를 갖춘 THX® II 인증 오디오 시스템(THX® II Certified Car Audio System)이 옵션으로 추가됐다.
포드코리아의 정재희 대표이사는 “’2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’는 링컨이 지닌 장인정신을 기반으로 첨단 기술과 고급스러움이 조화된 링컨의 플래그십 세단”이라며, “럭셔리 브랜드 링컨의 진면모를 모두 보여주는 최고의 세단 ‘2013 뉴 링컨 MKS’는 한국 소비자들에게 프리미엄 세단의 새로운 기준을 제시할 것”이라고 말했다.
아메리칸 럭셔리의 부활을 외치고 있는 링컨이 차세대 MKZ의 예고편이자 향후 브랜드 아이덴티티를 알려줄 MKZ 컨셉(Lincoln MKZ Concept)을 2012 북미모터쇼에 출품했다.
MKZ 컨셉은 기존 MKZ의 디자인을 조금 더 화려하면서 세련된 모습으로 변경했다. 길이 4,931mm, 너비 1,864mm, 높이 1,446mm, 휠베이스 2,850mm로 현행 MKZ보다 약간 좁고 길다. 두 갈래로 나뉜 그릴에 헤드램프를 붙여 파격적인 얼굴이며 완만하게 누운 윈드실드에 파노라믹 글라스 루프를 자연스럽게 이었다. 헤드램프와 테일램프는 최신 LED로 만들어 미래지향적이다.
투톤으로 처리한 실내는 럭셔리 이미지에 맞춰 고급소재와 뛰어난 마무리를 자랑한다. 무드 조명으로 은은한 멋을 냈고 LED 방식의 계기판으로 다양한 효과를 가져왔다. 센터 페시아에는 대형 모니터를 포함해 차세대 씽크와 마이링컨 터치 시스템이 자리한다.