The Lincoln Company has revealed the concept model of its luxury SUV called Aviator at the 2018 New York Auto Show. However, the production version is almost identical to the concept and it should enter the showroom next year as the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. This model has first debuted in 2003, but just a few years later, the carmaker has stopped its production because of the slow sales. However, they have decided to bring it back to the market and it will probably replace the Lincoln MKT model. It will be placed between the smaller Nautilus and the large Navigator model.
Like we have previously mentioned, the upcoming Aviator will look pretty much the same as the concept model. And we must admit that it looks very attractive with its simple but modern styling. The cabin of the new Aviator will be able to welcome up to seven passengers. It will be made of premium materials which will give its more luxurious appearance. In the terms of safety, the new Lincoln will offer many standard features. Under the hood, it will get a twin-turbo engine and in addition to this, it will also be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
2020 Lincoln Aviator powertrain
The all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator is expected to arrive with a twin-turbo engine which should be able to deliver up to 350 horsepower. It will ride on the new platform which also underpins the newest Ford Explorer. Therefore, the Aviator will come standard with a rear-wheel drive configuration. But the all-wheel and front-wheel drive layouts will also be possible. Furthermore, the latest news has confirmed that it will also be offered with a plug-in hybrid engine. We assume that it will be able to reach 60 mpg in around 7 seconds.
Exterior and interior design
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator will be based on the concept model which has recently been presented in New York. It will feature a clean and simple design and will borrow some design cues from the Navigator model. The front end is dominated by the large and attractive grille. The rear end also features horizontal lines, horizontal taillights, and four exhaust outlets. As well, the whole body will feature some nice chrome details.
The interior of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator will be spacious and able to carry up to seven passengers in three rows of seats. The cabin will also feature horizontal and clean lines also and it will get aluminum and brushed metal details. The seats will be covered in quality and soft leather. In front of the driver, there will be a large 12-inch screen and the Sync infotainment system will be standard. The Lincoln’s Co-Pilot 360 system will also be included among standard equipment. As for the safety, it will be provided with automatic emergency braking, cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, a reversing camera, automatic high-beams headlamps, and lane keeping assist.
Release date and price
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator should arrive sometime during next year. The pricing is not yet known, but we estimate that it might be around $55,000.