The redesigned 2020 Lincoln Aviator is the answer to the SUVs BMW X5 and Volvo XC90

The new 2020 Lincoln Aviator has introduced at the LA car show. This luxury SUV will go on sale later in 2019 as a 2020 model. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator slots between the Nautilus and Navigator models. Knowing that Aviator will look to rival BMW X5 and Volvo XC90. Just as the previous model, Lincoln will try to mimic and bring aeronautical design.

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator perfectly combines the styling cues of the standard SUVs and modern air jets. For that reason, the name Aviator makes more sense. The exterior will remain rugged but further upgrades will make this SUV more modern. The interior also delivers astonishingly modern features and plenty of standard safety systems. Under the hood, Aviator will offer two drivetrain choices, along with the hybrid version.

2020 Lincoln Aviator

2020 Lincoln Aviator aircraft inspiration

Lincoln will continue to combine the aeronautical design with the standard SUV’s styling cues. Lincoln’s design director says the aircraft was the inspiration once again. The goal is to deliver a distinctive aero design, and here it is. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator will also share a lot of styling cues with the larger Navigator model. However, we are still not quite sure how much will that two borrow. For now, we can see a three-row seating configuration, along with the body-on-frame chassis and rear-wheel-drive setup.

However, Aviator will be smaller than Navigator, that thing is certain. The front end looks very fresh, especially the larger grille. The exterior now adds more chrome materials and high-gloss black finishes. However, the biggest addition is the keyless remote unlocking system. It is an interesting approach from Lincoln as keyfob is gone, totally. It means the customers can lock/unlock their Aviator with their smartphones.

2020 Lincoln Aviator interior

2020 Lincoln Aviator interior is classy

We don’t know how to describe the interior of the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator. Perhaps, the best word we can find right now is “calm”. Unlike the rest of the luxury SUVs, Aviator is definitely more distinctive. If you want sportiness, forget about the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. No, if you want pure elegance, stylish design, and classy treatments, then the 2020 Aviator is the answer. Literally, everything from the inside looks elegant. The level of luxury is pretty high, which means there are no hard plastics and similar cheap materials. Instead, this SUV offers soft leather upholstery, more aluminum, chrome, and real wood materials.

The Lincoln Aviator is available in a six-passenger and seven-passenger configurations. Six-passengers configuration comes with two individual chairs in the second row. With the seven-passenger layout, mid row adds a standard bench. The comfort is great and the cabin space is ample. Even the third-row occupants can enjoy in ample legroom. Another strong point of the upcoming Aviator is the technology department. This SUV makes a real standout with some great features. For example, just as the exterior ditched the keyfob, the interior ditched the use of a traditional key. Thanks to the Lincoln-Way App you can start and stop the vehicle via cellphone. Besides that, the latest SYNC system is available, along with the Wi-Fi charging, Bluetooth and satellite navigation.

2020 Lincoln Aviator side

2020 Lincoln Aviator powertrain

The approaching 2020 Lincoln Aviator will deliver a couple of drivetrain choices. We still don’t know if the base engine will be a smaller 2.0-liter from the Nautilus model. This turbo unit with four cylinders delivers 245 horses inside the Nautilus. A slight re-tune could help Aviator to reach 280 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Another option is a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that can generate 450 horsepower. The V6 powertrain comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The ride is incredibly quiet and smooth, just like the gearbox itself.

A rear-wheel-drive configuration comes as standard, but the customers can buy the optional all-wheel-drive setup. The all-new hybrid drivetrain will find its place in the offer.

Plug-in Hybrid

It is the first time in history that the Lincoln is mating a twin-turbo engine with the plug-in hybrid setup. The overall output will see additional improvements, both horsepower and torque figures. However, the biggest boost will happen in the overall mileage. We can’t wait to see the official engine specs, especially hybrid specs.

2020 Lincoln Aviator rear

2020 Lincoln Aviator price and release date

As always before, Lincoln is keeping thing quiet, as much as possible. While we still don’t know the exact price of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, we know the price of its competitors. The 2020 Audi Q7 will cost around $50,000 if not exactly that much. That means the Aviator will arrive with the more or less the same price. Expect the price to start at about $47,000.

The famous Aviator Black Label will cost significantly more. Probably over $60,000. The hybrid variant will start at $52,000, so the options are numerous. Even the base model offers more than enough luxury. This SUV will go on sale later in 2019. Probably in the last quarter of the year as the model for 2020.

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