The last time the Lincoln Aviator premium SUV made it to the streets was more than a decade ago. It was only produced for three years, and the 2005 model year was the last version of the Aviator produced. Now, the Aviator is set to take off once again, as recently unveiled at 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Lincoln is once again ready to demonstrate that its premium SUV offering isn't just for luxurious utility, but also for power and capability. It is for these reasons the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator is laden not just with a powerful engine but also with advanced technologies. This new three-row, midsize premium utility takes Lincoln’s design vision on a new level while pursuing the brand’s Quiet Flight concept.
The design of the all-new Lincoln Aviator is inspired by aviation, as seen on its lines as well as on its wraparound windshield. Moreover, the stature of the front grille and tapering off of the body and tail provide a distinct aerofoil analogy. The Aviator on display at the LA Auto Show is wrapped in Flight Blue exterior color. Its Lincoln’s signature grille dons a high-gloss black appearance as well as chrome accents.
To allow the Aviator deliver an elegant and effortless performance, Lincoln has it powered by a standard twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 400 hp of max output and 400 lb.-ft. of peak torque, as sent to the wheels through a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The Aviator is also available in all-wheel drive configuration.
For those who wanted more power and instantaneous torque, the Lincoln Aviator is available in Grand Touring guise. The Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring is powered by a combination of a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and advanced electrified hybrid technology. This hybrid power provides up to 450 hp of output and 600 up to lb.-ft. of torque.
Five Lincoln Drive Modes allow the Lincoln Aviator to deliver a more customized drive experience. Drivers can select from any of the settings -- Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery and Deep Conditions – through a 12.3-inch standard configurable LCD instrument cluster. These Lincoln Drive Modes are expanded to seven in the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring, with Pure EV and Preserve EV modes allowing drivers to efficiently use their electric energy. The Excite mode has also been enhanced for the Grand Touring version.
As already mentioned, the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator comes loaded with a wealth of advanced technologies. For instance, the suspension system of Aviator automatically lowers the vehicle to “greet” the driver, aside from the brand’s signature welcome lighting embrace. Moreover, Lincoln’s Phone As A Key technology is making its debut Aviator, as activated through the Lincoln Way app. This technology allows the owners to lock and unlock, open the liftgate and even start and drive the Aviator through a smartphone.
Other technologies include, the Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview as well as the Lincoln Co-Pilot360 that includes Traffic Jam Assist, Evasive Steer Assist, Reverse Brake Assist and Active Park Assist.