2017 Lincoln MKZ gets new look, more power

Lincoln has a new look, and more power to go with it.

The 2017 MKZ has been unveiled sporting the brand’s new rectangular grille that was first shown on the Continental Concept earlier this year.

Behind it, you’ll be able to get a new twin-turbocharged. 3.0-liter V6 engine rated at 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, making the MKZ the most powerful Lincoln in the brand’s history.

That’s for all-wheel-drive models, it’ll have 350 hp in front-wheel-drive MKZs. A 245 hp 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder will also be available, along with a hybrid MKZ.

The MKZ interior has been updated, too, with buttons and knobs replacing many of the finicky touch-sensitive controls featured in the current model.

High-tech driver aids include a pedestrian detection system with automatic braking, radar cruise control, self-parking and lane-keeping assist.

Additional details and pricing for the new MKZ will be revealed closer to its on sale date in summer 2016.