The Lincoln Aviator is set for a comeback after a 13 year hiatus. Manufactured by Lincoln motors, a subsidiary of Ford Motors, the Lincoln Aviator made its international debut in 2003. Two years after the release of the first Aviator, Ford halted its production due to low sales. The 2018 Lincoln Aviator is expected to be the successor of the Lincoln MKT models currently in production.
The new midsized luxury crossover SUV from Lincoln Motors will feature a design similar to that of the MKT models. Also, the design of this Aviator is similar to that of other SUV brands key among them Toyota and BMW. Nevertheless, the new Aviator is expected to offer better mileage and overall performance.
2018 Lincoln Aviator – Exterior and Interior Design
As already stated, the new 2018 Lincoln Aviator will have a design similar to that of the Lincoln MKT model. Nonetheless, the new Lincoln is expected to undergo several changes in its exterior and interior designs. For starters, the 2018 Aviator will feature a new grille and new powerful LED headlights for night driving. A chrome trim will occupy the SUV’s front portion while the side portion will feature a chrome strip extending all the way to the car’s rooftop. The tires are covered by heavy bumpers.
As for its interior, the new Aviator is expected to have a spacious interior characterized by an automatic climate control system and plush leather seats. For luggage, the new Aviator boasts of adequate space to store all kinds of luggage. The infotainment system will also get an upgrade. For steering, Lincoln opted for a soft leather steering wheel. The car will come with all the high-tech options expected to be found in a modern crossover SUV, this includes cruise control, collision control, and smartphone connectivity.
2018 Lincoln Aviator – Engine and Performance
Though Lincoln is yet to confirm, speculations are rife that the new 2018 Aviator will be powered by a 4.6-liter DOHC 32-valve V-8. Couple by dual intake runners the 2018 Lincoln Aviator will be capable of producing 302 hp at 5740 RPM. In regards to torque, the car will be able to achieve impressive 3000-pound feet of torque at 3250 RPM.
With such a powerful engine under its hood, the new Lincoln Aviator 2018 can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just under 7.6 seconds. The suspensions on this crossover SUV are superb and are able to maintain the car’s stability despite it weighing 5082 pounds. The transmission on this vehicle is also impressive as it is the Ford five-speed automatic transmission. The latter transmission delivers smooth upshifts and timely downshifts.
2018 Lincoln Aviator – Price and Release Date
The actual release date of the 2018 Lincoln Aviator is still unknown. However, it is highly expected that Lincoln will announce the release of the new Aviator in either November or December 2017. The manufacturer might push its release to early 2018 though.
As for its price, the new Aviator 2018 is set to be cheaper than other Ford crossovers. In this regard, it is expected to come with a price tag of anywhere between $ 35,000 and $ 46,000. The $ 35,000 price tag will be most likely be for the base model, while the $ 46,000 tag will be attached to other variations of the new aviator.