Lincoln Aviator Most Ambitious Plug-in SUV

Lincoln showed off their stunning new Aviator at the New York International Auto Show after snatching wigs with the amazing new Navigator. The premium mid-sized SUV is the most ambitious concept-like vehicle the brand has released in years boasting the latest plug-in hybrid technology and smartphone integration.

The three-row Lincoln Aviator isn’t just a one-off concept SUV. It’s said to represent the design direction the brand is taking towards more energy-conscious tech-advanced premium designs that appeal to millennials. And fans may see a rendering of the Aviator on the road one day soon.

Lincoln Aviator
Lincoln Aviator

Among some of the most notable advanced tech is the Aviator’s plug-in hybrid technology matched to a twin-turbocharged engine. We want in!! And I’m betting the whip rolls like silk. The same technology that lends itself to monster supercars gives the Aviator a responsive refined ride with no engine noise. Suspension Preview Technology uses a forward scanning camera to auto-adjust suspension to varying road conditions.

Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 is a suite of advanced technology that includes blind spot information, cross traffic alert, automatic braking with pedestrian detection, the lane keeping system, auto high beam lighting and more. Reverse Brake Assist, another cool feature will auto brake the Aviator if the rear sensors and camera detect something crossing it its path.

Lincoln Aviator interior
Lincoln Aviator interior

Along with a standard 12-inch instrument cluster, the Aviator has cool new innovations like Phone as Key that can help locate the SUV, help unlock and start the vehicle via a smartphone. With a passcode the Aviator can be driven via the center touchscreen.

Lincoln Aviator
Lincoln Aviator

Drivers have a 30-way adjustable seat with massager. And 2nd row passengers can recline and slide forward. While Lincoln Drive Mode allows customers to customize the driver experience, new features with Lincoln’s SYNC give drivers more connectivity and convenience options.

The Navigator had a very positive reception here in Chicago, so if parts of the Aviator’s design makes it into future models – or its own line, it could shake up its segment.

– 4/25/2018, Lincoln Motor Company