Wednesday , September 28 2022

2020 Lincoln Aviator First Look: Aviator Takes Flight


The Aviator concept looked ready to roll when it broke cover in March at the New York auto show. Så det er ikke en stor overraskelse at produktionsmodellen er klar til visning denne uken på Los Angeles Auto Show. The utility vehicle goes on sale next summer.

The midsize premium utility segment is the highest volume in the U.S. and third largest segment in the critical China market, said Joy Falotico, president of Lincoln.

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The Aviator launches with halo power and family resemblance to big brother navigator, which should give it the gravitas to make a bigger splash than the last time this automaker brought an aviator to market.

The Aviator's 2003 predecessor was a Ford Explorer dressed like a Lincoln Navigator-developed in hopes of keeping buyers from straying to BMW, Mercedes-Benz, or Lexus. It did not work. Buyers saw through the badge engineering, balked at the hefty $ 40,000 pricetag and did not appreciate the clunky body-on-frame ride when competitor crossovers were switching to car-based unibody crossovers.

By contrast, the 2020 Aviator is not lifted from the Ford parts bin. Rather than trying to elevate mass-market underpinnings, the Aviator is the first vehicle from Ford's new rear-drive, unibody architecture. It will cascade to mass-market models, including the new Ford Explorer, but it's a luxury platform first. The platform is flexible enough to accommodate various engine sizes and powertrain configurations, and can handle front, rear and all-wheel drive.

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The overall design of the Aviator, with its sculpted sides, crisp character lines and a roof that slopes back and down was designed to mimic a bird in flight, according to Woodhouse. It looks much leaner and sportier than the Navigator from the outside while it emulates the Navigator's interior with a mix of premium materials including open pore woods, soft leather with six stitches per inch-we do not know how many stitches there are usually Woodhouse insists this is on the opulent side-and industrial metal trim for the Grand Touring. Each trim has a different grille.

The new Aviator offers a runway of technology. Når den fører nærmer sig køretøjet, slipper luftfjæringen automatisk ned for å komme i orkeldrevet-det har 80 mm eller reiser. The owner's smartphone acts as a key-another first for the automaker-unlocking it, opening the trunk, and starting the engine. Up to four phones can be linked to the vehicle, and if your phone dies, a password can be entered on the exterior keypad to get in and a backup code can be entered on the center touch screen to start and drive the vehicle. If a phone is lost or stolen, Phone As A Key can be easily deleted from the Lincoln Way app. The app also provides courtesy prompts such as gas station location when fuel is getting low or an offer to switch the speedometer to kilometers if the nav system notes you have crossed a border.

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Aviator's continuously controlled damping system provides a car-like ride. En populær funktion kan være "Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview", som anvender en kamera til spot potholes eller ujevne overflater og umiddelbart justere suspensjonen for virkningen.

Lincoln also introduces Co-Pilot360 Plus, an upgrade to the suite of safety systems, adding the ability to navigate traffic, adjusting speed by braking and accelerating as needed; sturing wanneer nodig om te blijven in de lane of vermijding van een collision; and brake when a vehicle is detected while the Aviator is backing up. Systemet kan parkere for deg, der krever ingen innspilling fra føreren etter at du har trykket på en knapp – bilen gjør styringen, akselerasjonen og braking inn i den valgte spot.

A large head-up display is readable with polarized sunglasses and the Aviator has adaptive LED headlights that change how the light is directed based on vehicle speed: light beam is longer and narrower when going fast, spreads out wider when going slow.

Aviator ushers in a new Black Label top trim it calls "Flight" that uses tan and ebony palettes and replicates the shape of early aviation instruments.

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Men selvom de lavere trimene sigter på en stille og ryddet cockpit, hvor de beboere kan slappe af, strække sig ud i 30-vejs justerbare massager, og listen til det valgfrie Revel Ultima lydsystem med 28 højttalere. There is a 12.3-inch touchscreen and configurable instrument cluster, wireless phone charging and connectivity to as many as 10 devices. The piano key gear selection is tucked into the center stack. A new steering wheel places the voice command button at the 10 o'clock position for an easy tap with your thumb.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra provided the notes that greet the driver when the Aviator is turned on and real percussion and violin notes replace electronic warning chirps and alerts.

Second-row passengers kunnen teruglijnen en aanpassen van hun zitplaatsen, die ook naar de derde rij gaan. Dus als u niet inbreuk op legroom of het cargogebied, de hybrid batterij is gelegen onder de tweede-rij plaatsen.

Despite all these luxury touches, Lincoln is expected to be competitive in its pricing. Audi Q7 with a V-6 or Acura MDX SH-AWD Hybrid head-on, though John Davis, chief engineer, said the powertrain competes against a V-8. The Aviator would also lock between a Buick Enclave Avenir and a Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription.

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator takes off next summer. It will be built at the Chicago Assembly Plant.

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