DETROIT – When Ford unveiled the Lincoln MKZ concept at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, executives said the all-new model would be the first step in re-establishing Lincoln as a viable luxury brand. But those plans hit a snag with last week’s announcement that the launch of the ’13 MKZ is being delayed by last-minute quality inspections. “Close evaluation of some early MKZs revealed a few elements in execution that we feel do not measure up to ...

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