Billed as a “not-so familiar face,” the 2020 Aviator follows in the footsteps of a similarly named concept which debuted at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. As a result, the production model has a prominent grille which is flanked by LED headlights which appear ideal to those used on the concept.
While we’ve already seen the front of the model before, the video gives us our first look at the Aviator’s rear end. Like the Navigator and Aviator concept, the production model has slender brake lights which are connected by a thin illuminated strip. Additional styling details are hard to make out, but we can see a roof rack and what appears to be a center-mounted antenna.
The video doesn’t reveal much of the interior, but a brief shot of the dashboard confirms the model will have a digital instrument cluster. That’s not much to go on, but the Aviator’s cabin will likely resemble the earlier concept which itself was heavily influenced by the Navigator.
Lincoln has been relatively tight-lipped about the model, but the Aviator will will offer three rows of seats and plenty of cargo space. The company also teamed up with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to create a series of unique chimes for the crossover.
The automaker hasn’t said much about performance specifications, but the Aviator concept had a plug-in hybrid powertrain. One is expected to be offered on the production model and it could be joined a handful of engines shared with the 2020 Ford Explorer. These could include a 3.3-liter V6, a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 and a hybridized 3.3-liter V6.
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