Lincoln MKZ Concept Up in Smoke at Detroit Auto Show [Video]

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Lincoln MKZ Concept Up in Smoke at Detroit Auto Show [Video]

Lincoln is desperate for one hot new model in its lineup, just not this hot. At the reveal of the new MKZ Concept at the Detroit Auto Show this week the car in question began to smoke. Embarrassed Lincoln reps ushered giggling journalists away with jokes aplenty. Reception of the new Lincoln wasn’t mixed, it was decidedly negative and the only more appropriate fate for the MKZ concept would have been if it had blown up. You know… because it bombed.

GALLERY: 2013 Lincoln MKZ Concept

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Watch the video of the smoking hot Lincoln MKZ concept below:

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Special thaks to Ryan Bacsafra for the footage.

  • mmb777e

    Your comments are rude and unfounded. The buzz on the car has been VERY positive. This was really unnecessary to even post this useless article.

  • Mike

    Autoguide earned more credit from me today. The only outlet I know of to report on this. I tip my hat.

    If it had been a Cadillac smoking, the press would have had a field day and, it’s just a guess but, I bet mmb777e would be making comments like “typical Government Motors junk.”

  • TheBigGuy1

    Well, look at the bright side…..the car was a concept and not parked in someone’s garage overnight to burst into flames like my Lincoln Mark VIII did due to the notorious brake deactivation switch which Ford NEVER compensated me and denied the problem…and others suffered worse fates!

    Karma will get you, and it’s a bitch! :)

  • Colum Wood

    I bet you really enjoyed watching that video then. It’s not just a car smoking, it’s a whole brand. What a PR disaster.

  • marx

    REAL NICE THREE GUYS PROBABLE ENGINEERS NOT KNOWING HOW TO FIX A SIMPLE PROBLEM TAKE THE PANEL OFF AND EXT. DAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I BETTER CALL SOME ONE. WTF…………………………

  • marx

    ITS JUST SAME OLD SAME OLD. BAD ENGINEERING OVER and OVER. BUT IT MUST ME TOYOTAS FAULT. BUT KEEP ON POUNDING OUT THE HEART BEAT OF AMERICA and TELLING PEOPLE TO BUY AMERICAN. OK I WILL TOYOTA CAMERY AND HONDA MORE AMERICAN BUILT THEN ANY OTHER MANUFACTURE. OH YEA BUY THE WAY OBAMA JUST SENT 529,000,000.00 MILLION DOLLARS OF YOUR TAX MONEY TO FINLAND TO BUILD A CAR A EMPLOY THEM. WATCH AND LOOK UP WHAT YOUR CONGRESS DRIVES BMW AUDI VOLVO TOYOTA JAGS ETC………….. THEY SUPPORT U ALRIGHT WAKE UP U GOMMMMMMERS WTF

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