The $ 70,000 Aviator has its own crush on "three-row, medium premium utility," which for the 2020 year model will offer a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 providing 400 horsepower and 400 lb / ft of torque. Of course, if you opt for a new gas-electric hybrid power plant, the numbers jump to 450-plus HP and 600 lb / ft of torque, because of physics.
An upgraded version of the SUV will offer increased control levels. For example, the Aviator is equipped with Lincoln Drive Modes, which regulates the travel, handling and response of vehicles to prevailing weather conditions, specifically: Normal, Economical, Excite, Slippery and Deep Conditions. The GT version includes two additional settings, the Pure EV and the Preserve EV, which handle the behavior of the hybrid-electric drivetrain.
While on the road, the Lincoln Lincoln Co-Pilot system will soon handle many boring driving jobs, such as Traffic Jam Assist, which is basically adaptive cruise control with the ability to stop-and-go, or Evasive Steer Assist, which hits the vehicle out of the road if you quickly close the slowing car or suddenly stop. You will also have access to the Reverse Brake Assist and Active Park Assist Plus features that help you back up and, well, parking.
We will have further details regarding prices and availability following tomorrow's press conference, which is currently scheduled for 12:35 p.m.