Next Generation Lincoln Aviator Might Borrow Explorer Platform


Production of wide-known large Lincoln Aviator model was discontinued almost 10 years ago, but recently it was reported that this model will be produced again.

When to Expect It?

2017 Lincoln Aviator

It is known that the new Lincoln brand will receive, so-called “waterfall” grille. Aviator, apparently, will be presented at the Detroit motor show.

Platform Choosing

2017 Lincoln Aviator redesign

According to one unofficial source, known for true information about cars, Lincoln is currently working on the next Aviator, which will be based on the 2018 Ford Explorer and nodes on the platform of the popular crossover Mazda CX-7. The same basis will be cheaper Aviator twin Ford Edge.

In the past Aviator was forcedly removed from the pipeline, as it was not very popular. The new model will be available in the new generation. It should be on the market supposedly in 3-4 years, although it is still official communications about terms were not.

2017 Lincoln Aviator spy shots

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Losing Weight

2017 Lincoln Aviator interior

The source reports that will be phased out and Ford Flex 7 seater SUV Lincoln MKT that have been implemented in the U.S. market and the markets of the Middle East.

It also became known that the new generation of models such as Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, will get an aluminum body and platform, which will allow the car essentially “lose weight”. New versions of popular cars are also equipped with 10-speed automatic transmission.

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V8 and V6 Engines

The previous version of the novelty was demonstrated at the motor show in Chicago held last year. Last version of the car received new hood, grille, rims, taillights, chrome trim, led headlights. Legacy motor V8 5.4 liters was replaced by a new twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 is 3.5 liters.

Designed to be Big

2017 Lincoln Aviator exterior

The Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Navigator are designed for those who like large and impressive cars. The first option is more modest and economical. While it is difficult to predict the fate of a new Aviator, but given all the improvements and innovations, it needs to be positive, and the car should win on the world markets it is a decent place.

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Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.7
  • Performance4.6
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.7
  • Fuel economy4.4

The new model of Lincoln Aviator 2017 will be much different in comparison with its predecessor. The new Aviator will be looking much like a enlarged hatchback, rather than SUV.

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