We’re nearing the part of the 2020 calendar year when automakers retool plants and 2021 models begin to enter production. And now, Ford Authority has learned all of the important dates pertaining to the 2020 to 2021 Lincoln Aviator changeover. The latest Lincoln Aviator will go into the new model year mostly unchanged, but will mostly likely feature some new colors after the 2020 model dropped three hues recently.
The order banks for 2020 models closed back on April 30th, 2020, and the last day to make changes to those orders is July 9th, 2020. The last day of 2020 production is September 20th, 2020. Meanwhile, 2021 Lincoln Aviator order banks open on July 13th, 2020. The first day of 2021 production is September 21st, 2020. The Aviator is made at the Chicago Assembly Plant for North America.
|2020 Model Year|
|Last day to place order||April 30, 2020|
|Last day to change order||July 9, 2020|
|Last day of production||September 20, 2020|
|2021 Model Year|
|Order banks open||July 13, 2020|
|First day of production||September 21, 2020|
As it moves toward the new model year, the Aviator is quickly establishing a spot for itself in the luxury crossover E-Segment, which is dominated by German models from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The three-row luxury crossover SUV recorded its first-ever first quarter deliveries in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South Korea in Q1 2020, yet managed its second-best quarterly sales performance since launching in the U.S. market, with a total of 5,666 units delivered.
That performance netted the Aviator a 7 percent market share, which puts it in eighth place out of ten rivals in its segment. The BMW X5 and X6 currently lead the segment, followed by the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. The Aviator replaced the Lincoln MKT when it arrived for the 2020 model year. It competes with the Cadillac XT6, Lexus RX L, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, BMW X5/X6, Audi Q7, Maserati Levante, Acura MDX, and Infiniti QX60.