Buyers like commanding position and utility of the crossover SUVs and this segment exploded in last decade. Lincoln brings to this segment new levels of luxury and we saw three Lincoln SUVs redesigned or refreshed recently. Now Lincoln previews the all-new, three-row version which reborn the Aviator nameplate. The mid-size Lincoln Aviator wasn’t selling well in the mid-2000s and the company axed the production. The times changed and buyers can’t get the number of SUVs they need and Lincoln expands its SUV range with the all-new 2019 Lincoln Aviator.
The model comes to compete with the Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and Acura MDX. The launch date is scheduled for the next year and more details will surface closer to that date. For now, Lincoln showed the pre-production prototype at the New York Auto Show. Lincoln hasn’t revealed important numbers and details but promises the twin-turbo engine and electrified version. The model also debuts the new platform and looks great inside and out. It will also be smart and safe and offered with the high-end luxuries.
2019 Lincoln Aviator: Design
The all-new, three-row 2019 Lincoln Aviator comes on the new, rear-wheel-drive based platform but it will also offer the all-wheel-drive option. The model will be closely related to the popular Ford Explorer but unlike the previous version, this Aviator will have Lincoln’s clear identity.
Lincoln revealed the prototype version but the production model won’t change the form. The model looks sleek and powerful and adopts brand’s newest design principles. The Aviator will have the grille design debuted by the Continental sedan and applied recently to the SUV range. Sleek bumpers and clean lines on the hood and side panels will improve aesthetics as well as the nice prototype 22-inch turbine-blade wheels.
The rear will arrive with the full-width taillights and body sculpting will continue with the horizontal orientation.
Buyers will be able to enter the cabin using their smartphones and there the Aviator shines in the full light.
The model will offer 30-way power front seats with massage function and the horizontal-themed interior will include attractive machined aluminum surfaces and contrasting inserts.
The dash will have wide, high-mounted touchscreen that runs the latest Sync infotainment system. The model will also offer the wireless charging, WiFi hotspot, navigation, etc. The Lincoln will also install the standard Lincoln Co-Pilot360 suite. The system supports automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping, etc. The model will also have an optional reverse braking assist.
2019 Lincoln Aviator: Powertrain
Lincoln wasn’t specific with powertrain numbers. However, the 2019 Lincoln Aviator promises petrol powered base model and the plug-in hybrid setup option. The conventional powertrain will integrate the twin-turbocharged engine and the same will be used in the electrified version. The transmission will likely be the 10-speed automatic.
Lincoln promises that plug-in hybrid version will be the smoothest and most potent brand’s model ever. We are also interested to get the driving range of this version.
The Aviator also promises to the smoothest Lincoln to date and the new Suspension Preview Technology will help. The systems’ front-mounted camera keeps the eye on the road and provides parameters for the dampers.
2019 Lincoln Aviator: Release, Price
The 2019 Lincoln Aviator will arrive sometime next year. The price should settle around $55, 000.