Fresh from exposing the Corsair in New York City as the replacement for the MKC, the Lincoln Motor Company might replace the MKZ with the Breeze in 2021. Rather than the existing generation and the Continental, the CD6 vehicle architecture would enable rear- and all-wheel drive.
Car & Driver discovered a trademark of the Zephyr from 2016, filed once again somewhat of being restored from earlier trademarks. The last time Lincoln utilized this name was in 2005, then switched to MKZ two years later. According to the motoring publication, “Lincoln might show a concept version of the Zephyr eventually in 2020.”
2021 Lincoln Zephyr Rumors
As you’re well aware, there’s no strong proof the Zephyr will return. The Black Label has been stopped for the 2019 model year, and the MKZ is one of the two “worth destroyers” in the lineup. The other one is the slow-selling Continental.
On the other hand, let’s wishful think for a minute. The MKC became the Corsair, the MKX into the Nautilus, and the Aviator works as a replacement for the MKT. These changes in the lineup make the MKZ stand out like an aching thumb with its name, however at the same time, keep in mind that Ford is cutting down on guest cars to concentrate on crossovers, SUVs, and trucks.
It makes sense to change the name of the MKZ to Zephyr, let alone make a crossover out of it. On the other hand, the S650 generation of the Mustang will transition to the CD6. This indicates that Ford still believes in passenger cars, paving the way for the Zephyr in 2021.
In the case of the Explorer and Aviator, the CD6 has shown itself with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The Explorer ST develops 400 horsepower from the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6, which tops at 143 miles per hour thanks to the 10R80 automated transmission and Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System.
If Lincoln were to use the CD6 for the Zephyr, then we wouldn’t be shocked if the Fusion would go rear- and all-wheel drive in the nearest of futures as well. For the time being, Ford plans to eliminate the mid-size sedan in the United States of America.