According to what recent reports hold, the 2018 Lincoln Aviator will go through rigorous analysis for incorporating much-needed improvements. The Aviator model is probably the shortest-lived vehicles as it was shelved from production in 2005 after its official debut in 2002.
2018 Lincoln Aviator – Design and Technology
As far as styling goes, this 2018 Lincoln Aviator is suspected to be significantly different from its predecessor. Its new generation styling will comprise flared headlights with jewel-styled active LED daytime running lights. The grille will feature chrome inserts and vertical slats as part of the signature styling. Furthermore, down below, the front bumper will wear rugged plastic cladding which will continue on the side body edges.
The hood and windshield will get a boxy stance with minimalistic curves. Up top, the roof will get utility racks that will characterize a sporty look. Likewise, the exterior color options will include Nebula Gray, White Frost, Mercury Red, Acid Green and several others. The cushioned seats will also feature height-adjustable head restraints and utility storage. The driver’s seat in specific will get power lumbar support and dual-stage heating.
The steering wheel will be built off of an energy-absorbing column for utmost driver safety. Other standard safety features would include Adaptive Cruise Control, Seatbelt Pre-tensioners, Crumple Zone Cabin and Multistage Airbags.
2018 Lincoln Aviator – Under the Hood
The newest Lincoln Aviator will use a 4.6L V8 engine with a DOHC valve train configuration. Its outputs are expected to stay around 302 HP at 5,750 RPM and 300 lb-ft torque at 3,250 RPM.
Considering the brawny outputs, this engine will help in achieving great acceleration too as the 0 to 60 mph sprint might take around 6.9 seconds or less. However, for achieving improvements in fuel savings, this power mill will be mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The official EPA ratings are expected to stay around 24 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on highways and also a 26 mpg on a combined scale.
2018 Lincoln Aviator – Availability and Cost
The recent automotive news holds that the official launch of 2018 Lincoln Aviator is scheduled for the last quarters of 2017. It is even likely that the official release date gets postponed to Q1 of 2018. Finally, this new-gen Lincoln Aviator will come with an appealing price point. Needless to say, the starting price could stay somewhere around $33,000.