Jul 24, 2012 6:34 PM
DETROIT (AP) - Ford is taking aim at Lexus with a new Lincoln luxury sedan that goes on sale this fall.
The Lincoln MKZ will start at $35,925. That is $175 less than the Lexus ES 350. Ford will also offer a hybrid version of the MKZ at the same price. The hybrid version of the Lexus costs $2,750 more.
The MKZ is a critical car for Ford, which is trying to revamp the Lincoln brand after years of neglect. It's the first in a string of new Lincolns that will reach dealerships over the next three years.
Ford first revealed the new MKZ midsize car in January, but didn't announce the price until now.
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