We are getting ready for the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator, which is a crossover that comes not just with a new name, but with plenty of brand-new design solutions as well. Some of you may remember the original Aviator, a luxury SUV that was short in production, between 2003 and 2005. The new version looks far more ambitious. It will hit the market this summer and bring tons of luxury, which indicates it could compete pretty well in the segment of luxury mid-size SUVs, which is definitely one of the most crowded segments among premium cars.
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator will have a lot in common with the new Explorer, as you may presume. The two models will share most of their mechanics. However, the Aviator will take the luxury to the completely next level. Besides a new V6 engine, we will see a hybrid version in the offer too.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Design
The nameplate may sound familiar to you, but the 2020 Lincoln Aviator will be a completely new model. The concept version has been presented recently. Therefore, most of the characteristics are already known about the new model. First of all, there is a completely new platform. A longitudinally-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive is what you can count on. Of course, AWD models will be available too. The new architecture is very advanced and guarantees excellent driving characteristics. After all, it will be used for the next-generation Mustang as well. Another thing that comes to mind is new suspension setup. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator will feature air springs, which will allow adjustable height in a range of more than three inches. An interesting feature is that the crossover automatically lowers itself when the driver approaches.
Styling and Interior Design
When it comes to the styling, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator will definitely be a very attractive crossover. If we can rely on the look of a concept version, the new SUV will have a lot of things in common with the recently-redesigned Navigator. The two models will feature pretty similar front ends, based on the brand’s newest design language. Moreover, count on a very similar shape. Despite being a crossover, the Aviator will feature pretty SUV-ish appearance, though it won’t look rugged but rather very stylish.
Same goes for the interior design. In accordance with its name, many gauges will resemble the old airplanes. In terms of the cabin layout, all versions will feature three rows of seats, though you can opt for the second captain’s chairs, as well as on different center console in this row.
At this point, we know that the standard gasoline model will be available in three versions. Those would be Standard, Reserve and Black Label.
The Standard trim already offers tons of standard features. Some of the highlights are things like LED headlights and taillights, 19-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate, etc. On the inside, you can count on 3-zone climate control, 12-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, simulated leather seats, driver memory settings
The Reserve trim adds a fine amount of upgrades. Some of the most notable are bigger wheels, ambient lighting, 14-speaker audio system, 14-power-adjustable front seats
Finally, there is the Black Label version. Besides tons of additional standard equipment, this model also comes with numerous styling upgrades, such as new wheels, exclusive exterior colors and interior color schemes and more.
The Grand Touring and the Grand Touring Black Label trim levels will be reserved for a hybrid version, but details are yet to come.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator will come in two variants, either with a gasoline engine or as a hybrid. Of course, base models will feature a gasoline engine. That would be the company’s new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which is good for about 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Such an amount of power guarantees amazing performances.
For those who prefer electrified powertrain, there will be a plug-in hybrid version in the offer as well. At this point, we are still waiting for the details, but it looks like the new system will be good for about 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Release Date and Price
The production of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator is about to start in about a month. So, sales should begin soon after. The new model will be assembled in Chicago. Base versions are expected to cost around 52.000 dollars.