2018 Lincoln Aviator – reasonable price for premium SUV

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The last of what was the Aviators went out of production in 2005; it just wasn’t selling in high enough numbers for Lincoln to make it a viable product.

Rumors are now abound that the Aviator will make a comeback for 2018 with an all new model, but at the time of writing, Lincoln & Ford haven’t denied or confirmed any of the rumors, so much of this is speculation and industry insiders giving their opinion on what they think we’ll see.

2018 Lincoln Aviator Release date

Lincoln have remained very tight lipped with information regarding the new 2018 Lincoln Aviator, but best guesses put the release date of the new model toward the end of the 2017, perhaps October or November.

2018 Lincoln Aviator release date: late 2017

2018 Lincoln Aviator Price

The SUV / Crossover market is extremely competitive right now, Lincoln need to rebuild their model’s following so expect to see the new Aviator hitting the showrooms for a reasonable price, in the region of the mid $30,000’s for the base model and up to $45 – $50,000 for the fully loaded flagship version.

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2018 Lincoln Aviator Redesign and changes

This more about what we’ll expect to see rather than the changes from the previous model, but all the information has come from reliable industry sources.

LED lighting, front and back will most definitely be on the list – Lincoln are Ford’s luxury brand, virtually no luxury vehicle made today has standard lighting. We also think that Lincoln will make rather a feature of the headlamps and the grille – that is the ‘face’ of any vehicle and can literally be the difference between a good or poor selling vehicle.

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2018 Lincoln Aviator Interior

Inside the cabin, Lincoln will be fitting a range of technology and smart features, expect to see lane departure system, pre-collision alerts, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, satellite radio, navigation, hi-def touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as a minimum.

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2018 Lincoln Aviator Specs

Under the hood, we think there will be a choice of three motors; 2.3 liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost, 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost and a 3.5 liter Ti-VCT. Power should be as much as 350 BHP in the higher end of the vehicles, perhaps around 200 BHP in the base model (any less and it will feel underpowered). Power will be sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed auto transmission, there will also be an all-wheel drive version as an option.

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Summary

The new mid-size SUV from Lincoln might get different name, but still we expected a great combination of quality and price.

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