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2021 Lincoln Aviator Gains New Flight Blue Color: First Look

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator adds three new colors to its roster: Asher Gray, Ocean Drive Blue, and Flight Blue. Here’s our first look at the Flight Blue option.

Assigned order code C8, Flight Blue is available on the 2021 Lincoln Aviator Reserve, Black Label and Black Label Grand Touring. However, the Flight Blue color is not available on the Standard (base) model or Grand Touring trims. Additionally, the new color can’t be paired with the Monochromatic Reserve I and Monochromatic Reserve II equipment groups.

Flight Blue is a no-cost option and can be paired with all interior color environments wherever it is available, with one exception. It is unavailable with the Destination interior theme on Black Label or Black Label Grand Touring models.

2021 Lincoln Aviator Trim Levels:

  • Base
  • Reserve
  • Black Label
  • Grand Touring (PHEV)
  • Black Label Grand Touring (PHEV)

2021 Lincoln Aviator Interior Color Combinations:

  • Ebony
  • Sandstone
  • Slate Gray
  • Ebony Roast
  • Destination*
  • Chalet*
  • Flight*
  • * Black Label interior themes

It’s also worth noting that Lincoln touts Flight Blue as its signature color, one inspired by aviation and one that represents the idea flight and freedom. It is also available on the luxury marque’s other models, including Corsair, Nautilus and Navigator. Given the high regard in which Lincoln holds the color, it isn’t terribly surprising that FoMoCo’s luxury division decided to extend the hue’s availability to the Aviator Reserve, as the color had previously been limited to the Black Label and Black Label Grand Touring for the 2020 model year.

As of this writing, the 2021 Lincoln Aviator is available at the retail level, as the Ford Chicago Assembly plant has been producing the three-row crossover since September 2020, albeit with moderate disruptions to its output as a result of the ongoing microchip shortage.

Shoppers interested in the Lincoln Aviator should check with their local dealer regarding pricing and availability of models clad in the Flight Blue color.

2021 Lincoln Aviator

Ford Authority has extensively covered the changes to the Lincoln Aviator for 2021, which include the adoption of a high-end cabin air filter, automatic heated and ventilated seating, the Auto Air Refresh feature, and the Monochromatic Reserve equipment grouping. Additionally, the Aviator is set to take over livery duties for the Lincoln Continental, which the luxury division discontinued last year.

The Lincoln Aviator rides on the Ford CD6 platform shared with the 2021 Ford Explorer. Lincoln reintroduced the Aviator for the 2020 model year as an all-new addition to the lineup. The new model, a luxury crossover utility vehicle with three rows of seats, representing the second generation of the nameplate. The Aviator also serves as an indirect replacement for the discontinued Lincoln MKT.

We’ll have more on the 2021 Lincoln Aviator soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Lincoln Aviator news, Lincoln news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Ethan Smith

    Edward, I seriously do not understand the point of these articles you make. This color has been out since 2020. The Aviator LAUNCHED in this color. We are in the 3rd quarter of 2021. New colors of the Aviator have already been introduced. Gilded Green ans Bronze Smoke.

    This article is again, pointless.


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