Following a redesign for the 2020 model year, the Lincoln Aviator has carried on with nothing more than a few minor changes over the past few years. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Lincoln Aviator Black Label is gaining a black-painted roof option, though the availability of that particular feature is a bit limited.
The black-painted roof will be optional on 2023 Lincoln Aviator Black Label models as part of the Black Label Special Edition Luxe Package, which also includes a number of black exterior elements such as the front grille insert, plinth and surround, side mirror skull caps, fender and door badging, front and rear door spears, roof rails, glass surrounds, and 22-inch aluminum wheels. Additionally, the optional package adds some body-color elements to the luxurious crossover including the front and rear fascias, door cladding, and wheel lips.
This package is quite similar to one that has been offered on the Lincoln Navigator Black Label for years now and is identical to the new-for-2022 Aviator Jet Package – which replaced the Monochromatic Package that was just introduced for the 2021 model year – save for the addition of the black-painted roof. As is the case with the Jet Package, the Black Label Special Edition Luxe Package is limited to three exterior color options – Silver Radiance, Diamond Red, and Pristine White.
In addition to the new Jet Package, the 2022 Lincoln Aviator lost a significant portion of the 2021 model’s max towing capability, going from 6,700 pounds when equipped with the Class IV Trailer Tow Package down to 5,600 pounds, as Ford Authority previously reported. There are even bigger changes on the horizon, however, as all-electric versions of the Aviator and its Ford CD6 Platform-mate, the Ford Explorer, are expected to launch in late 2024 following a delay.
It’s currently unclear where those EVs will be built, though recent rumors point to the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant, which currently produces the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus. Both of those models will reportedly be discontinued in 2024 as the plant is retooled to produce a total of five new EV models. Meanwhile, 2023 Aviator order banks opened today, with production scheduling following on April 21st and Job 1 production beginning at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant on June 27th, 2022, as Ford Authority reported yesterday.