Lincoln Confirms 2019 Launch Of Aviator PHEV, Will Look Like Concept

MAR 31 2018 BY CHRIS BRUCE 4

Look for the new Aviator to arrive in 2019.

The Lincoln Aviator concept debuted at the 2018 New York Auto Show, but a question remained whether the company actually intended to bring this handsome shape to the road. There’s good news for premium SUV fans because the production model is reportedly nearly identical to the model on display in the Big Apple. Lincoln design boss David Woodhouse confirms the production Aviator’s design direction to Road & Track.

Related – Lincoln Debuts 3-Row Aviator Plug-In Hybrid

The Aviator makes great use of SUV’s traditional two-box shape. The front end takes cues from the latest Navigator’s chiseled and masculine styling. However, there are softer, flowing lines in profile that soften the appearance. The disparate elements combine into a handsome form for a midsize, three-row model in the premium segment.

Inside, there’s lots of leather with perforated details, and charcoal gray trim provides a visual contrast. Gloss black elements add another texture to the cabin.

The road-going Aviator arrives in 2019. If the powertrain stays true to the concept, then the SUV would be available with a biturbo V6 with an extra boost from a plug-in hybrid. Lincoln claims that this setup makes the Aviator “mightier than many supercars on the road today.” The platform underneath is for rear-drive vehicles but all-wheel drive seems like a definite choice for the production model.

Lincoln would also pack the Aviator with tech for making driving easier. In addition to the company’s Co-Pilot360 assistance suite, the SUV would use new Suspension Preview Technology that has a forward-looking camera for monitoring the road ahead and adjusting the damping depending on upcoming conditions. Owners could also use their smartphone instead of a traditional key.

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Source: Road & Track

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What is the all electric range?

Exactly my question too. If the all electric range is somewhere around 40 miles, I’ll be the first in line to buy one. Unfortunately, this is from the Ford Motor Company, and they will likely disappoint.

According to Joy Faltico, “30+” AER …..!! Hope this is true!

This was posted 3 days ago from MT:
http://www.motortrend.com/news/lincoln-chief-joy-falotico-interview-aviator/

Certainly, the J1772 plug can’t continue where it is, so we know at least one thing that will change.