- Retains the entire design of the Aviator Concept showcased earlier this year.
- Pricing is yet to be announced and will go on sale in North American and Chinese markets.
Lincoln has finally revealed the all-new 2020 Aviator in the production guise at the ongoing Los Angeles Motor Show. The Aviator is one of the most gorgeous looking Lincolns in recent times and it looks like a scaled down flagship, the Navigator. It remains identical to the concept showcased at the New York Motor Show earlier this year.
The Aviator wears the American carmaker’s new design direction. It has a huge dimension with outlandish proportions. The LED headlamps take inspiration from the Navigator flanking the new Lincoln grille. The stately lines make the Aviator look majestic and large wheels further help the grandeur stance of the three-row SUV. The tail lights are simple, with a horizontal bar running across the tailgate. On the inside, the Concept resemblance continues with the use of opulent materials all around. There’s leather along with aluminium, wood and just the right amount of chrome.
The large central infotainment screen floats on the dashboard and the instrument cluster is all-digital. There are also modern connectivity features, one being ‘smartphone key’ – this brand is the first model to allow users to use their smartphone to unlock the vehicle. It also gets all the bells-and-whistles that Lincoln has on offer.
Under the skin, the Aviator shares its underpinnings with the next Ford Explorer. The powertrain option includes a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 putting out 400bhp and 542Nm mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission sending power to rear wheels. Lincoln also revealed a plug-in hybrid variant which produces 450bhp and 810Nm. The carmaker didn’t reveal any further details about its first-ever plug-in variant model.
The new Aviator comes as a competitor to the likes of Volvo XC90, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi Q7. Following the debut at the LA stage, the Aviator will go on sale in the North American and Chinese market sometime next year.