2020 Lincoln Aviator Review

If you would like to be in the mid-sized SUV segments and are looking for a robust one, it perhaps makes sense to have some inside information about the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. The new offering comes against the backdrop of the previous version MKT, which did not match up to the expectations of vehicle lovers in the market. Lincoln perhaps has taken some lessons from this experience. It has fallen back on the time-tested and proven name Aviator and this they believe will help the upcoming model to have a higher traction.

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2020 Lincoln Aviator

2020 Lincoln Aviator Exterior

There is quite a bit of excitement as far as the exteriors of the 2020 model are concerned. Reasons to believe that Lincoln has been able to scale down the successful earlier model Navigator. As far as the exteriors and design are concerned, it comes with interesting rear-drive architecture. It perhaps has taken a cue or two from Ford Explorer. This helps the engine to be mounted in a longitude fashion. The front is relatively shallow and the hood is comparatively long.

Read: 2018 Lincoln Navigator

It could also have some bit of Range Rover built into it. This will perhaps be evident in the way in which there will be a tapering of the roofline. Further, you can also expect that the pillars will be blacked out. The rocker panel trim also might be seen rising a bit towards the rear. The wheels could be between 19 to 21 inches and it could also have a turbine style design which will certainly quite a bit of class into it.

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Lincoln Aviator 2020 Interior

There are quite a few interesting talks about the interiors of this Lincoln Aviator. The most important is the fact that it will be possible to lock, unlock and start the car with the help of a smartphone. It will be compatible with iPhone and this certainly is a key functionality which is being looked at quite interestingly.

2020 Aviator also will have a number of drivers assisted features (full list further in the text) which will come in handy handling traffic jams, braking automatically while reversing and parking assistance.
Furthermore, there is one new feature (not shown in the concept model), Lincoln’s Phone As A Key technology. You need Lincoln Way app on your cell phone, this gets you the option to open and lock, star vehicle and open the liftgate, all this not using the key.

2020 Lincoln Aviator interior

The interior will have either six or seven-seat configurations, also, it is available to get 30-way adjustability options. Those who are going in for captain’s chairs in the second row will get two types of center consoles. The steering wheel might look simpler than previous models with fewer controls. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be used as musical alerts which are a good change from the buzzers and chimes.

First thing what you see when you seat inside new Lincoln Aviator 2020 is huge 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster (configurable), things becoming better when you find out that it’s standard equipment. New Lincoln Aviator could also come with a high-quality Revel Audio system and could have 28 speakers which certainly will be a big takeaway.

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Engine

The twin-turbo V-6 engine which is turbocharged will be able to generate 400 horsepower and also be able to generate 400 lb/ft of torque. The engine is connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It will have options of both rear wheel or all wheel drive. On the whole, it will purr like a strong cat and will be able to cover distances quite effortlessly.

Read: 2019 Lincoln Aviator Concept

The second very interesting option is the Hybrid engine, only for Aviator Grand Touring trim, it uses the same twin-turbocharged engine and electric motor. together they combined 450 horsepower and an incredible torque of 600 lb.-ft., this is top of the class performance, one of the best in the World of midsize luxury hybrid SUVs.

This luxury SUV has 5 Drive Modes: Normal, Excite, Slippery, Deep Conditions, and Conserve. Hybrid Lincoln Aviator has 3 modes: Pure EV, Preserve EV and enhanced Excite (Grand Touring trim), last mod is for better performance.

Read: 2019 Lincoln Nautilus mid-size luxury crossover

Safety + driver-assist features (Lincoln Co-Pilot360):
1. Traffic Jam Assist:
– lane centering
– traffic sign recognition,
– adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go,
2. Evasive Steer Assist:
– steering support,
– assistance to avoid a collision (example stopped vehicle on the road),
3. Reverse Brake Assist:
– rear sensors + camera,
4. Active Park Assist Plus:
– navigate vehicle for a parking from any position.

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Price And Launch Date

Though not much information is available about pricing, it is expected to cost around $45K for the basic model. The launch date is also not very sure but rumors talk about it being launched during the end of 2019 or early 2020.

Thanks to Redline Reviews

2020 Lincoln Aviator pictures

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