After it was initially expected to usher in a mid-cycle refresh, the 2024 Lincoln Aviator will instead carry over for one more model year before that happens, alongside its platform-mate, the Ford Explorer. As Ford Authority reported last month, production of the 2024 Explorer is set to begin at the Chicago Assembly plant on January 2nd – though as always, that date is subject to change, particularly given the fact that the now-over United Auto Workers strike directly impacted production at the Chicago facility for several weeks. Regardless, sources familiar with the matter have now told Ford Authority when 2024 Lincoln Aviator production is slated to begin, too.
2024 Lincoln Aviator production is currently scheduled to begin on January 2nd, 2024, just like the Explorer, though as is the case with that model, this date is subject to change in the coming weeks and months. Meanwhile, order banks for the 2024 Lincoln Aviator opened up on back on October 17th for what will be the current model’s final year of production before the 2025 model year ushers in that aforementioned refresh.
As Ford Authority reported last month, the 2024 Aviator carries over completely unchanged save for one major update – the plug-in hybrid Grand Touring model has been discontinued for the new year, though it’s possible the PHEV will make a comeback as part of the 2025 refresh, perhaps packing a different electrified powertrain. However, for now, it’s unclear if that’s the case, and we already know that the automaker is developing all-electric versions of it and the Explorer.
In the meantime, Ford Authority has spotted numerous refreshed Aviator models out testing over the past few months, many devoid of any sort of camouflage, revealing the model’s updated exterior styling, as well as some interior revisions – including the disappearance of its physical HVAC button array.