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Lincoln MKZ Has Officially Been Axed

In 2019, a lot of sedans, coupes, convertibles, and hatchbacks were discontinued. This year, the Hyundai Accent & Elantra GT, Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fusion, Lincoln Continental, Buick Regal, Cadillac CTS & CT6, Honda Fit & Civic Coupe, Dodge Journey & Grand Caravan, and Toyota Yaris are all leaving before 2021. Now, the Lincoln MKZ joins them as Ford's luxury brand's last sedan for decades to come. That leaves the Chevrolet Malibu, Cadillac CT4, Cadillac CT5, Chrysler 300, and Dodge Charger. (That sounds like a lot, but in reality, it used to be 50% more than what's available now.)

The Lincoln MKZ survived just two generations and a few facelifts since its debut with the Ford Fusion in 2006. We hoped it would be replaced by an EV or, better yet, another generation with a real name (a new trend of Lincoln's). But, as we feared, the sporty midsize sedan is discontinued.

We'll miss the inspiring edgy, yet coupe-like profile and connected taillights. The MKZ is being indirectly replaced by the new Corsair midsize crossover and the brand's upcoming EV portfolio.


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