According to the latest reports, the Lincoln car maker is planning a comeback of the Aviator model. It is a three-row crossover SUV which company discontinued after just three years being on the market. This was because of the slow sales, but now the Lincoln automaker will most likely re-launch it. So, we are soon hoping to see the all-new 2018 Lincoln Aviator.
The new Aviator is expected to once again be based on the Ford Explorer. It is also said that with the arrival of the newest Aviator, the Lincoln car maker may discontinue the MKT model. However, the production of the new Aviator is still not officially confirmed, and everything is still based on speculations and rumors. If these rumors appear to be true, the new Lincoln should arrive with improvements in every segment including design, interior and technology.
2018 Lincoln Aviator engine and performance
When it comes to the engine of the new 2018 Lincoln Aviator, there is still no any official information or any precise details. And at this moment, we can only guess. According to some rumors, the new Lincoln could be powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. This unit is able to make 380 horses and 651 pound-feet of torque. However, some sources claim that the Aviator could be capable of producing even 450 hp and 678 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, it is rumored that the Aviator could also receive a 4.6-liter V-8 engine. This one will have the output of 302 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque.
Design of exterior and interior
Speaking of the exterior design, the 2018 Lincoln Aviator is expected to be refreshed but at the same time, it should keep its recognizable appearance. Not much is yet known about the exact modifications which the newest Lincoln is about to receive, but we believe that it is going to look more modern than before. So, there will be some small upgrades on both front and rear fascias. Those should include revised grille and headlamps so as the taillights and bumpers.
Inside, the 2018 Lincoln Aviator will offer spacious cabin and will have three rows of seats. The design of the interior will be similar to the old Aviator. However, it will be improved with more quality materials and upgraded tech features. As well, we can also expect nice wood and metal trim and leather upholstery if not in the base trim than at least in higher trim levels. The cargo space should also be very generous which makes it a good choice for trips. As for the equipment, there will be plenty of modern features. Those will include USB, tri-zone climate control, ambient lighting, anti-lock brakes, traction control, lane departure warning and so on.
Release date and price
It is still uncertain when the new 2018 Lincoln Aviator is expected to make the world’s premiere. Perhaps it could be sometime during next year. As for the pricing, there isn’t any precise information also.