Lincoln is making big moves and is going to be the go-to American luxury carmaker, thanks to some excellent products that is currently on sale and new product in the pipeline. One of the best moves on Lincoln’s part, in my humble opinion, is the use of actual names for their vehicles like the Continental, Navigator, Nautilus, and Aviator, instead of “XYZ 350” etc.
The Lincoln Aviator is their latest product, which is hitting showrooms right now or very soon. It’s a very attractive looking SUV, based on the new RWD architecture of the Ford Explorer. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is offered with two powertrains, a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 and hybrid version of that engine.
The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 produces an impressive 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque, while in the hybrid version, called the Aviator Grand Touring, the engine/electric motor produces 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque, that is an amazing amount of power! The Grand Touring adds a 101-horsepower electric motor to the V6 and a 13.6 kWh battery pack.
I personally think the Lincoln Aviator is a very nice-looking vehicle, it does remind me a bit of a Range Rover Sport, but that’s also a good-looking vehicle. However, I do feel there’s something off in the design when you look at it head-on. I think headlights might be too small? I don’t know, I can’t quite put a finger on it.
The interior on the 2020 Lincoln Aviator is another area where Lincoln hit it out of the park, it’s extremely luxurious looking, I say looking because I won’t know until I’ve actually stepped inside it. But it looks very similar to the Navigator’s interior, which is very luxurious with soft-touch materials throughout the cabin, real wood, and aluminum.