Lincoln decided to update its entire lineup and come with a new naming strategy. This is a good thing if you ask us, because names like MKZ, MKC have absolutely no chance to keep people interested. But, in late 2018 – at the Los Angeles Auto Show to be more precise – Lincoln came with the 2020 Aviator – a model that surprised everyone and is already enjoying a lot of good reviews.

Now, the model is getting ready for its market launch, and Lincoln came with a few more details on it. As a standard engine, Aviator offers a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delviers a total of 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque, but a hybrid version with 494 combined horsepower will also be offered.

This latest engine will be offered in the Aviator Grand Touring models and will be offered with two additional modes:

  • Preserve EV recharges and saves battery power for a later time, while continuing to use both engine and motor to deliver the full performance drivers expect; the high-voltage battery can be recharged up to 75 percent while driving in this mode.
  • Pure EV isdesigned to keep the driver in all-electric mode in most conditions; should demand exceed electric capability, the driver receives a prompt to allow the gas engine to engage.

Being a Lincoln, the Aviator is mostly about luxury. The SUV will be offered with a spacious, airy cabin, the latest technologies and for those who are interested best-in-class cargo volume behind the second row.

The model will be built at Chicago Assembly Plant and will be available globally in markets where Lincoln vehicles are sold.

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2020 Lincoln Aviator specifications

TypeTwin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 Engine with Stop-Start TechnologyAviator Grand Touring Hybrid Powertrain
Horsepower 400494
Torque  415 ft.-lbs.630 ft.-lbs.
Intake manifold Plastic individual runner Plastic individual runner
Fuel economy (mpg)RWD – 18 City/ 26 Hwy/ 21 Combined – AWD – 17 City/ 24 Hwy/ 20 CombinedTotal Range – 400+ (targeted)
Valvetrain DOHC, dual VCT, fixed lift DOHC, dual VCT, fixed lift
Valve diameter (mm) Intake – 32.5 Exhaust – 28.3 Intake – 32.5 Exhaust – 28.3
Valve lift (mm) Intake – 10 Exhaust – 9 Intake – 10 Exhaust – 9
PistonsCast aluminum, High-temperature cast aluminum alloy with low-friction coated skirtsCast aluminum, High-temperature cast aluminum alloy with low-friction coated skirts
Connecting rods Powered metal, Forged steel with cracked caps Powered metal, Forged steel with cracked caps
IgnitionSISI
Bore and stroke (mm) 85.4×86 85.4×86
Displacement 3.0L 3.0L
Compression ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Crank shaft Forged steel Forged steel
Fuel System Direct injection Direct injection
Fuel capacity 76.5L (20.2 gal) 68.1L (18 gal) Grand Touring