The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is a replacement for Lincoln MKT SUV. Many upgrades will allow this premium model to battle Audi Q7 and Land Rover Discovery more successfully. Ford’s luxury division decides to move on from MK- nomenclature. Now, their vehicles will use more recognizable names. Aviator is there instead of MKT, Lincoln Nautilus will replace MKX, and Corsair substitutes MKC.
But, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator is a rebadged version of the old MKT. No, the SUV brings a lot more, outside and inside. The company presented it in 2018 with a release date set for the following year as 2020 model. Also, the specs sheet is available and we need to wait to see the price of the upcoming SUV. Well, this is something we can compare to its predecessor. At least the base MRSP. Finally, we expect to see Lincoln Aviator Black Label as the most luxurious version of this model.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Specs and Engine
Engineers unveiled the 2020 Lincoln Aviator will get a twin-turbo engine. Well, that is the most of the official announcement about drivetrains. The SUV will be able to sprint 0-60 mpg in about seven seconds. To do that, we believe it needs 300-350 hp. The Aviator is sharing the same platform with Ford Explorer. Its sibling is using a similar setup with 3.5-liter V6 engine and turbochargers. The output is 365 hp and slight downgrade will make it fit for the new vehicle. Its predecessor, Lincoln MKT used the same engine with equal specs.
The Suspension Preview Technology is something that raises the riding impression on highest levels. Drivers can feel stress with bumpy roads. This system, which includes cameras and adjustable setup of suspension will get them rid of that feeling. Smooth ride and less noise are highlights that will be hard to match. The new transmission is possible. It is time for Lincoln to move on from an aging six-speed automatic gearbox with manual mode. Ford’s 10-speed box is a certain possibility.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid
Another official info points to 2020 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid model. Besides this, again, the company refused to give any further information about this kind of drivetrain. It will probably be a V8 engine as the base, mated to a pair of electric motors. Outputs, fuel economy numbers, are still uncertain. As for the standard powertrain, the 2020 Aviator Hybrid is going to offer rear- or an all-wheel drive. Finally, the PHEV variant will be able to run by using only the electric power, but its range won’t be greater than 30 miles.
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is a mid-size luxury SUV. That means it will take a position between a full-size Navigator and the smaller Nautilus. Its 200 inches length is proving so. Compared to its predecessor, the Aviator is using a new platform, the same as the new Ford Explorer. It is a unibody architecture that offers better safety and handling than a body-on-frame concept.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Interior
As the premium SUV, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator will offer a lot of luxurious features. First of all, buyers will choose either six or seven-seat layout. In the first case, the middle row will get two captain chairs. Even taller persons will have enough legroom, while the cargo area is taking sacrifice. On the other hand, with the 7-seat layout, there won’t be so much space, but the Aviator still remains very comfortable.
Two color schemes will be available for purchase. Future owners of the 2020 Aviator will pick either gray or beige. Horizontal lines are providing an elegant appearance and cozy feeling. The second row can slide back and forth. A lot of leather and aluminum details are drawing attention to the prototype model the company presented.
The highlight of the dashboard is a 12-inch screen behind a steering wheel. A huge display will show everything you need to know about your car. Wireless phone charging spot is there. Well, you will need a Phone as a Key technology and app to use plenty of remote controls – lock, unlock, open truck, and start an engine are basics. Besides this, the SUV is going to offer standard Sync3 infotainment system.
Having a name Aviator is not a coincidence. The exterior is inspired by airplanes. Clean and aesthetic, the SUV presents straight lines. But, the highlight and the part that draws the most attention is its 3D grille. Black and chrome finishes and accents are only boosting the premium feel. Taillights line and quad exhaust tip are making the 2020 Lincoln Aviator aggressive and elegant at the same time.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Black Label
Top of the line trim level will definitely be a 2020 Lincoln Aviator Black Label. This is the most luxurious version for the flagship Navigator SUV. Special themes for the interior are the highlight of these models. Every year we see different layouts and special upgrades to each vehicle carrying the Black Label. Seats that will provide maximum comfort, premium sound, unique display, plenty of assist features, are just some of the things the Aviator Black Label is going to bring.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Release Date and Price
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is scheduled for next year. However, the vehicle arrives as the 2020 year model. As we had a preview during this year, in 2019 we will see the full premiere. That means the company is going to present all specs, features, models, and engines that we will be able to purchase. What’s more, we could see the Black Label announcement before that. However, top of the class model will come later.
Without an official info, there are few things that help us estimate the price of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. First, that is the cost of its predecessor, Lincoln MKT. Second, the base model will have an MSRP between its bigger and smaller siblings – Navigator and Nautilus. We can say $55,000 would be a fair offer for the start. On the other end, hybrid and PHEV versions will raise the price. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator will cost at least $60k. The top model, Black Label is not going to be cheaper than $70,000.