I think its a big let down the MKZ is suppose to be a premium luxury sedan. And the interior looks the same as it would in a Toyota corolla. not that the previous MKZ's interior was that much better but I think that was better than this.
They both are lacking the standards of a premium interior. You might think the previous interior is nicer in that pic because it black but if you put it in a two tone like the new one it will still look bland.
If you ask me Lincoln just skipped out on designing a new interior the rest of the panels look the same. The only thing that they changed was the center waterfall console and it was only the shape really and it doesn't look all that better.