2017 MKZ, MKX Named Top Safety Picks

At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring on I-45, we know that you and your family’s safety is paramount.  That’s why we are proud to share the news that the 2017 Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKX have been named top safety picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in their respective categories:

  • Lincoln MKZ, Midsize Luxury Car Winner*
  • Lincoln MKX, Midsize Luxury SUV Winner*

The IIHS conducts tests to determine a vehicles crashworthiness, meaning how well the vehicle protects its occupants in a crash. In addition, the test  also rates a vehicle for front-crash prevention, systems that warn the driver or brake automatically to avoid or mitigate a frontal collision. The vehicles that perform best in the tests qualify for Top Safety Pick which has been awarded since the 2006 model year, or Top Safety Pick+, which was inaugurated in 2013.

To qualify for being named a 2017 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in five crashworthiness tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints – as well as a basic rating for front crash prevention, according to IIHS. Also, IIHS says, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

The new Lincoln MKX further strengthens Lincoln’s position in the midsize luxury utility segment, one of the largest luxury segments in the U.S., representing about one-quarter of the retail luxury automotive market.

The new Lincoln MKZ for 2017 combines intuitive technology, effortless performance and distinctive design to deliver an enhanced driving experience Lincoln calls quiet luxury.

The vehicles are available with a array of driver-assist technologies. Their Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses camera and radar technology to monitor the vehicle’s proximity to other vehicles and pedestrians. If a potential collision is detected, the system can alert the driver with visible and audible warnings and, if needed, pre-charge the brakes and increase brake sensitivity to help provide full responsiveness.

The lane-keeping system uses a forward-facing camera to detect lane markings. It can apply steering wheel torque and alert the driver with a steering wheel vibration should sensors detect drifting.

Both vehicles are equipped with BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert uses radar sensors to alert drivers with lights in their sideview mirrors if another vehicle is detected in blind spots. When drivers are backing up, the system can detect a vehicle approaching from either side, notifying drivers with a warning light and an audible tone.

An auto hold feature keeps the car at a complete stop without the driver having to press and hold the brake pedal – making stop-and-go driving more relaxing for Lincoln owners. Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection is an available technology that can help avoid some frontal crashes or lessen the severity of such events.

For more information, go to http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news. To shop for your Lincoln today, take the short drive on I-45 or log onto www.PlanetLincoln.com.

* With optional front crash prevention

 

Planet Flashback – Look Back at Luxury of Lincoln

The words luxury and Lincoln have gone hand in hand for decades. At Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas, we pride ourselves on Leading the New Luxury Revolution with the classy MKS, MXZ, MKX, MKT and Navigator.

The luxurious look, feel and forward-thinking safety and technology is all built upon the beauty of our past. So, we wanted to share a few classic cars and moments from years gone by in this Planet Lincoln Flashback.


1939 Lincoln Zephyr


1947 Lincoln Continental


1954 Lincoln


1965 Lincoln Continental


1979 Lincoln Continental

Take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving The Woodlands and greater Houston area) to see our new luxury lineup. Log on anytime to www.PlanetLincoln.com to see our new, certified pre-owned and used car specials, coupons and much more!