Lincoln Aviator is a midsized luxury SUV manufactured by Lincoln Motors (a division of Ford Motor Company). The vehicle was launched in the year 2003 and manufactured till 2005 models. After that the production of Aviator was suspended due to lower sales and now it is coming as 2018 Lincoln Aviator. In its place Lincoln introduced a new crossover SUV named as Lincoln MKX in 2007.
2018 Lincoln Aviator – Overview:
The next generation 2018 Lincoln Aviator is expected to replace the current MKT models manufactured by Lincoln. And in place of MKT Lincoln may introduce a compact MKZ model. The newly designed Aviator will look very similar to MKT. The newly designed SUV will get various interior and exterior touches. This new model is expected to provide better mileage, good performance, and appealing design. But still now no official announcement about its specification is made.
The front portion of 2018 Lincoln Aviator will have chrome trim, which will extend to roof and rear portion. The side portion will also have chrome strip. Other exterior features include powerful LED headlights, newly designed grille, big bumpers, and wider wheel base.
Interior portion of new Aviator will be well furnished with increased space for cargo and passengers. Some of the interior features are automatic climate control system, 30 way powered leather seats, upgraded infotainment system, soft steering wheel, good sound system, cruise control, collision alert, stability control, smart phone connectivity (with Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi) and lane departure assistance.
2018 Lincoln Aviator – Engine and Performance:
The new Lincoln Aviator is expected to be equipped with three engine types. Two engines will be general and one is intended for better off-road performance. The first powertrain will be a 2.3 liter I-4 EcoBoost turbocharged engine has a capability to produce 360 hp.
The second type is a 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine (V8) and the third type will be a 3.5 liter Ti-VCT engine. All transmission system will be a six speed automatic type and the new model is expected to provide a mileage of 22 mpg across city and 28 mpg in highways. Some rumors revealed that there may be a 3 liter V6 twin turbo engine with direct injection technology and a hybrid version of 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine also.
2018 Lincoln Aviator – Release Date and Price Range:
Previously experts believed that new Lincoln Aviator will be released by the end of 2016 or at the beginning of 2017 as 2017 model. But now it is believed that the vehicle may be available in the market from 2017 end or at the beginning of 2018. The base model may have a starting price of $35,250.