Both the 2024 Lincoln Aviator and its platform mate, the Ford Explorer, are in line to receive a refresh, as Ford Authority has covered extensively in recent months. These forthcoming mid-cycle refreshes will bring about revised exterior styling at the front and rear, along with a few changes in terms of interior design and tech, too. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2024 Lincoln Aviator will present buyers with one very notable change – the luxurious crossover will ditch its HVAC button array.
The 2024 Lincoln Aviator will not come with the physical HVAC controls that are present on the current model, and instead, will utilize a setup that mirrors what’s offered on the 2023 Lincoln Corsair – which also ditched its physical HVAC controls for digital “buttons” on its center touchscreen as part of its own refresh. This became somewhat evident when Ford Authority spied the interior of the 2024 Lincoln Aviator for the first time in January, but that particular area was covered up with camo, making it difficult to confirm at that time.
Otherwise, it’s virtually a guarantee that the refreshed Aviator will come equipped with a larger center touchscreen, making it easier to use these digital controls, even if many prefer the presence of physical buttons. It’s also likely to be similar to the treatment present in the 2024 Explorer, as we saw with a completely uncovered ST-Line model last month.
To date, Ford Authority has spied uncovered examples of the 2024 Lincoln Aviator on three different occasions, giving us a good look at its updated exterior styling, too. There, we can clearly see the luxurious crossover’s larger front grille, updated signature lighting elements, and a few other subtle tweaks that aim to keep the Aviator fresh for at least a couple more years, when a more comprehensive redesign is expected.