The 2022 Lincoln Aviator carried on in the U.S. mostly unchanged following a complete redesign for the 2020 model year, though as Ford Authority reported yesterday, the luxurious crossover did receive some updates for 2022 in China. However, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the North American version of the 2023 Lincoln Aviator will receive some minor updates ahead of what could be a refresh in 2024.
Updates for the North American 2023 Lincoln Aviator are limited to two new exterior colors, while standard seating on Reserve models changes to 10-way for the driver and 8-way for the passenger seat. However, the fact that both the Aviator and Ford Explorer are receiving refreshes for the Chinese market makes it likely that both will also receive some sort of update for 2024, while order banks for the 2023 Explorer are set to open this August.
The Chinese 2022 Aviator has been treated to an updated infotainment system, new seating, and a voice-activated scent distribution feature. However, the crossover remains unchanged in terms of mechanicals, including its carryover Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost that produces 355 horsepower and 553 newton-meters (407 pound-feet) of torque in this application and is mated to the 10-speed automatic transmission. The Aviator, like the Explorer, continues to ride on the Ford CD6 platform.
Inside the cabin, the 2022 Lincoln Aviator in China has received revised bolstering for the second-row seats along with new adjustment settings that can be activated via voice control, while third-row seating also gets an enhanced design with thicker seat bolstering in key areas. A new 12.8-inch center touchscreen dominates the center stack, while the all-new Lincoln Digital Scent system allows owners to choose from seven different fragrances with customized profiles that can be altered with voice control. The Chinese 2022 Lincoln Aviator is priced between 603,800 RMB ($90,537) and 763,800 RMB ($114,528).