The all-new Aviator SUV may not be the most attractive high-riding vehicle we’ve ever seen so far, but it’s definitely one of the best whole (so-to-say) today. That’s because the mid-size seven seats SUV is not just a very interesting piece of work, but it offers some impressive features and technologies. Plus, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator is going to be mated to a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The production model that’s coming early next year will mirror the concept without any doubt. This is why you can start reconsidering the luxury crossover already. In case you’ve slept over the show in the Big Apple you’ve probably missed Lincoln’s shiny star (Aren’t they all shiny?). According to them, the old-new nameplate has been mated to a plug-in hybrid powertrain. They don’t want to say anything more precise about it, though we assume it’s going to be made from an electric motor and a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 gasoline engine. The drivetrain will be paired with standard all-wheel drive and 10-speed automatic transmission, while the overall output could go over 400 horsepower. The 2020 Aviator will not be limited to the hybrid option of course. Instead, the carmaker will borrow a few EcoBoost options in order to make the SUV as competitive as it’s possible.
The exterior styling of the mid-sizer looks a bit familiar. Though regardless of the fact, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator appears to be smooth and dynamic enough to satisfy the biggest sticklers, yet it’s also boxy enough to satisfy Lincoln’s regular customers. With its 200 inches of wheelbase, the Aviator is going to be exactly on half of the topping Navigator and smaller Nautilus. The cabin features quite impressive leather upholstery and clean dash. Essentially, there are three rows of seating, though it’s important to say that the third isn’t as cozy as some report suggest. No, it’s more for kids. The first row, on the other, can be optioned to provide up to 30 positions and pretty good massage, while the second row slides and reclines.
In any case, the crossover offers plenty of latest technologies including the latest Sync infotainment system and Lincoln Co-Pilot360 suite. The features will make the ride easier, more fun, and safer in every sense of the word. The amazing infotainment is, for instance, mated to an intuitive navigation system that triggers automatically when it’s needed (in case your fuel is low, the navigation will point out the closest gas station in a few seconds). It’s also paired with new Suspension Preview Technology. The feature has a forward-looking camera for monitoring the road ahead. It also adjusts the damping depending g of the upcoming road conditions.
The carmaker hasn’t set the base price yet, so stay tuned.