Those who are old enough probably remember that the original Aviator wasn’t a successful model at all. With only three years in production, we can say that it definitely didn’t leave any important mark in the automotive industry, not even in the history of this luxury carmaker. However, its name definitely sounds good to be used once again. The prototype has been presented and it is expected that the new generation will hit the market next year, as the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. The prototype looks amazing, which automatically means big expectations from the crowd.
When it comes to the new model’s position in the company’s lineup, it will stand between Nautilus and Navigator, as w mid-size three-row SUV, with lots of luxury. It will come in both gasoline and hybrid variants which should, along with plenty of styles, make this model attractive to a wide range of potential customers.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we already mentioned that the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator will take place between Nautilus and Navigator in the company’s lineup. Still, it will be much closer to the Nautilus, mainly because of a unibody platform. This will be a mid-size three-row crossover, so it’s not hard to presume that it will actually be a luxurious causing of the Ford Explorer. Two models will share a lot of parts, especially when it comes to mechanics. Therefore, you can count on a rear-wheel-drive layout, though AWD is certain as well.
In terms of the styling, there are no surprises on the prototype and we definitely don’t expect to see too many changes to the production model. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator will follow the brand’s newest design language, recently presented with the new generation of the legendary full-size Navigator. Compared to its predecessor, the MKT, it looks significantly better, thanks to a far more mature and significantly more stylish grille design and new, more conventional headlights. On the rear end, the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator also takes inspiration from the Navigator. It comes with a single-piece lighting group that spreads from one side to another, all over the tailgate. The overall shape is pretty boxy. Although a modern crossover, this model definitely features SUV-ish, rectangular shape. In perspective, this means a lot of practicality, in terms like headroom, cargo capacity and much more.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Interior
On the inside, you can bet on nothing else but luxury. In accordance with its name, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator interior looks like a real jet cockpit. The dashboard takes a lot of inspiration from the Bell and Ross, a company famous for its aircraft dedication. Therefore, you can count on plenty of exclusive details inside the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. This refers not only to gauges and similar but on a complete cluster. For example, on areas that are usually trimmed with wood, this crossover features fine, polished aluminum accents, like ones you can find in old aircraft.
Besides these amazing visual details, you can count on lots of comforts and convenience. The first thing you’ll probably notice is huge front seats, made of the finest leather. These seats provide amazing comfort, but the second row is at a high level as well. Of course, we count on captain’s chairs in the offer as well. On the other side, the third row is really tight and definitely can’t accommodate adult passengers in a proper way. There’s probably no real need to mention that the list of tech features will be spectacular, highlighted by a large 12.3- inch touchscreen display on the center stack and head-up display. Still, most controls will be physical, due to aviation-like styling approach.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Engines
It seems pretty clear and certain that the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator will come in two engine variants. As you probably know, this company said the last farewell to V8 engines. So, six-cylinders are the best you could possibly get. Still, keep in mind that Ford makes some super-efficient engines that are usually more powerful than most V8 competitors. For this occasion, we are about to see a new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo unit. It has a max output of 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It will come in a pair with a new 10-speed automatic, which sends the power to rear wheels. Of course, all-wheel drive will be available too.
Besides a gasoline unit, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator will come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain in the offer as well. This powertrain will combine the same V6 engine with an electric motor, making a total output of 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Release Date and Price
The all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator is coming next year, though more precise details are yet to be announced. When it comes to the price, base models will probably go somewhere between 45.000 and 50.000 dollars.