Luxury vehicle shoppers who have been waiting to see the all-new Lincoln Aviator in person should be able to do so soon. The Lincoln Aviator sold no units in the U.S. or Canada in Q2 2019, because it hadn’t begun to ship in either country at the end of Q2. However, the first four Lincoln Aviator units that were shipped ended up in Mexico where the quartet sold.
That means the 2020 Lincoln Aviator is shipping and sales have kicked off. The Lincoln Aviator should land in dealers in the U.S. and Canada soon. We expect sales numbers for the highly anticipated 2020 Lincoln Aviator to be strong for Lincoln.
The Aviator is an important vehicle for Lincoln as it sets the direction for all future Lincoln models. This is a good thing for Lincoln as the new Aviator was universally praised for its style and design. Respected automotive industry executive Bob Lutz said in a recent interview that Ford was ahead of GM when it came to design and specifically said that the Aviator was “off the charts in every respect.”
The standard powertrain for the Aviator is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission delivering 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Stepping up to the Aviator Grand Touring gets the same engine with an output of 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Both versions of the Aviator use the same 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator starts at $51,100 for the base model and tops out at $87,800 in Aviator Grand Touring Black Label trim. The Aviator is an all-new model for Lincoln and isn’t replacing an existing vehicle; it slots into the line between the mid-size Nautilus and full-size Navigator.