Mark Fields, 2013 Lincoln MKZ and MKZ hybrid, on Driving the Nation

Mark Fields, Ford’s President of the Americas, told Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, that Lincoln would stick with hybrids for no, not venture into electric cars like Ford has done. The 2013 MKZ Hybrid has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that creates 41 city/36 highway miles per gallon. Fields said the price for the hybrid would be the same as the regular engine.

Drivingthenation then talked to Barbara Whalen, Ford’s Color and Material Manager. Color can be the deciding factor in the purchase of a car. Whalen talked about the interior and exterior colors and their significance.

Darrell Behmer, Ford’s chief exterior designer stopped by to tell us about the transformational design on the exterior and interior, including the sunroof, the pedestal mirrors and the flying wings in the front.

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:10+00:00 May 17th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Hybrids, Lincoln, Video,|0 Comments

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.