The second-generation Lincoln Aviator just went on sale in 2019 for the 2020 model year (pictured), which means the 2021 Lincoln Aviator likely won’t see a lot of changes, outside of new and discontinued colors or slight revisions to trim levels or options packages. However, Ford Authority has learned that for the 2021 model year, a combi filter will become standard on all series (trim levels) of the Aviator.
Unlike regular cabin air filters, combi filters are capable of simultaneously filtering a variety of contaminants without the need for a multi-filtered layer. Combi filters filter out gaseous contaminants such as nitrogen oxides, fuel vapors, ozone, and other odors from the surrounding air, as well as pollen, hair, dust smoke, odors, formaldehyde, TVOC, methane, ammonia, SO₂, and other harmful gases.
The activated carbon layer in a combi filter traps gaseous substances in pores which that are 10,000 times finer than a human hair. As a result, the cabin of the vehicle stays much cleaner and free of external odors.
The Lincoln Aviator returned after a fifteen-year hiatus for the 2020 model year as an all-new full-size three-row luxury SUV that slots between the Lincoln Nautilus and the Lincoln Navigator within the automaker’s lineup. The Aviator is assembled at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Illinois alongside the 2020 Ford Explorer. Both the Aviator and Explorer ride on the Ford CD6 platform.
The Aviator comes in five different trim levels – Standard, Reserve, Grand Touring, Black Label, and Black Label Grand Touring. Two versions of Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6 are available – one which produces 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, and a hybrid version for the Aviator Grand Touring that produces 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. Both are equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Aviator continues to deliver strong incremental share growth for the Lincoln brand, representing 10 percent retail share of the large premium SUV segment. Lincoln Aviator sales totaled 4,016 units in Q2 2020, and Lincoln has sold 9,682 units year-to-date.