Almost 9 months after its official premiere at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Lincoln has dropped a new detailed image gallery of the Aviator.
A rival to the likes of the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and others, Lincoln’s proposal in the competitive luxury mid-size SUV segment comes with a stylish and elegant design and a high end interior that’s jammed with the company’s latest technology items.
Powering the standard Aviator is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine that produces 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft (563 Nm) of torque. It’s hooked up to a new 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission driving either the rear wheels or an optional all-wheel drive system.
Should you want the latest and greatest for your flagship Lincoln SUV, then you’ll have to go for the hybrid option, which combines the 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 with an electric motor and a 13.6 kWh battery pack in the Grand Touring. The powertrain has a total output of 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet (854 Nm) of torque.
Aside from the standard model’s Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery and Deep Conditions driving modes, the Aviator Grand Touring adds two extra functions named Preserve EV, which recharges and saves battery power for a later usage, and Pure EV, for a full zero-emission experience.
The Aviator has the standard Lincoln Co-Pilot360 bundle of safety gear that includes Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert, reversing camera and auto high beams.
The Co-Pilot360 Plus is an option that adds Evasive Steering Assist, Reverse Brake Assist, Adaptive Dynamic Bending Lighting, Speed-Dependent Lighting, Active Park Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist.
Additionally, customers have other equipment available, such as the Adaptive Suspension, Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview or Air Glide Suspension, Phone As A Key, Revel Ultima 3D Audio System, Perfect Position seats with Active Motion and so on.
Pricing starts at $52,195 including a $1,095 destination fee for the base, rear-wheel drive version, or $54,695 if you need all-wheel drive, but can go all the way up to $91,145 should you select the flagship Black Label edition with the plug-in hybrid powertrain and tick the two only available options.