All-New Aviator Takes Flight
Advanced performance, Grand Touring offering expands Lincoln’s portfolio
The all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator defines effortless luxury performance among premium SUVs, offering impressive power and capability combined with sleek elegance and intuitive technology.
Delivering Quiet Flight, Aviator offers two powertrains — a standard twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 gas engine and the Grand Touring’s hybrid powertrain. This marks the first time Lincoln has combined a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and advanced electrified hybrid technology capable of delivering smooth performance and nearly instantaneous torque.
“Aviator signals a takeoff point for Lincoln,” says Joy Falotico, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “It offers unparalleled elegance combined with effortless performance – a true representation of Lincoln’s vision for the future.”
Based on a rear-wheel-drive architecture, Aviator offers a compelling combination of performance, capability and choice, with intelligent all-wheel drive available and the option of a gasoline or hybrid powertrain.
The standard twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, paired with a new 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, delivers 400 horsepower and 415 ft.-lbs. of torque for effortless acceleration.
With the hybrid option, Aviator Grand Touring’s twin-turbocharged engine and advanced electrified technology takes the levels of performance even higher, with an impressive 494 combined horsepower and best-in-class 630 combined ft.-lbs. of torque.
The powerful electric motor, with maximum output of 75 kilowatts and a 13.6-kilowatt-hour battery pack in Aviator Grand Touring, is designed to complement the performance of the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. Together, they produce robust, effortless performance while maintaining a whisper-quiet cabin.
Complementing the impressive powertrain performance is an advanced suspension that pairs pothole mitigation and Lincoln-first road preview technology to create a ride that adjusts to nearly any situation.
The effortlessness of the overall experience in Aviator starts even before clients enter the vehicle. Right from the start, the available Air Glide Suspension automatically lowers the vehicle to greet the driver, adding a new level of sophistication to Lincoln’s signature welcome lighting embrace.
Clients can then use their compatible smartphone as a key to access the vehicle. Lincoln’s available Phone As A Key technology, debuting in the all-new Aviator, is activated using the Lincoln Way app. It allows owners to lock and unlock, open the liftgate and, most importantly, start and drive the vehicle — all without a traditional key.
Phone As A Key offers additional functionality. Drivers can recall individual preferences for adjusting seat, side mirrors and steering column positions. Comfort and entertainment settings can be activated through the feature as well. If owners want to loan their Aviator to a family member or friend, the technology makes that equally effortless, too, as up to four “keys” are provided with each vehicle in addition to the standard smart key fobs.
Should a phone battery go dead, a passcode can be entered on the standard exterior keypad to gain entry, then a backup code can be entered on the center touch screen to start and drive the vehicle. If a phone is lost or stolen, Phone As A Key can be easily deleted, providing additional peace of mind for clients.