The time has come for an update to the 2024 Lincoln Aviator lineup. As Ford Authority has extensively reported, Lincoln has been testing prototypes of the three row luxury SUV for quite some time now, but fully exposed examples are just starting to get out on public roads and strut their stuff. Last week, photographers spotted a silver painted Aviator out and about, and now, a second one recently caught the attention of them too. Overall, it appears the Aviator exterior gets some changes up front, and no changes to its rear end whatsoever.
Right off the bat, we can see that the 2024 Lincoln Aviator will receive some noticeable changes to its grille, which has become larger, not unlike what the brand introduced on the 2023 Lincoln Corsair, which received a similar change to its front end. Additionally, the headlamp assemblies are shaped differently than before, and the signature lighting extends through the bottom and side of the assemblies into the grille itself. This is in line with how the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus front end is handled, although on that vehicle, the lighting forms a single light bar across the entire grille and connects both headlamp assemblies together. The lower fascia and bumper are tweaked as well, with a single chrome strip underneath the grille that seemingly replaces the dual strips that run underneath each headlamp on the current model. Notably absent are the front fog lamps, which appear to have been eliminated.
Out back, the most interesting changes are the ones that aren’t there, because it seems the 2024 Lincoln Aviator rear end will simply carry on with no alterations whatsoever. It looks like Lincoln may have taken out some chrome directly above the license plate and nixed some red at the edges of the taillight where it meets the side panel, but other than that, there isn’t much to see here. It’s worth talking about those wheels however, as a darker version of them are currently standard on the Grand Touring, but given the lack of a charging outlet, it is unclear what trim these wheels will appear on, or if they’re optional equipment.
In any event, the biggest changes may take place inside, with the 2024 Lincoln Aviator possibly receiving new center touchscreens along with a new infotainment operating system. We know that the 2024 Ford Explorer is getting a new setup, as photographers recently spotted its interior fully exposed for the first time several days ago. At this point it is unclear if the new system is Sync 4 or the Google developed platform that has been talked about in the past. We also don’t know if the Aviator will receive any additions to its powertrain lineup or revisions to the Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost or its plug-in variant, which is standard on Grand Touring. The SUV is practically guaranteed to get Lincoln BlueCruise though.