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L.A.. Auto Show: 2020 Lincoln Aviator can fly … along the way

The brand new 2020 Lincoln Aviator can have a name from history books, but it's the most powerful and technologically…

The brand new 2020 Lincoln Aviator can have a name from history books, but it’s the most powerful and technologically advanced vehicle brand ever made.

Three-row SUV is offered with a plug-in hybrid drive consisting of a 3.0-liter dual turbocharged V6, a 10-speed automatic gearbox and an electric motor between those aimed at performance beyond efficiency, but delivering a little of both.

Aviation chief engineer John Davis said the combined power would be at least 450 hp and 600 lb-ft torque, which would make it more powerful than Lincoln’s top in the Navigator SUV.

The aviator can move a little distance in all electronics mode, but Lincoln does not brag about the range yet, so I do not expect it to be very far. Figure between 20 and 30 miles. Davis said that even if you do not plug it in to charge it, it should always have enough power in the reserve to deliver full power in short outbreaks.

Standard Aviator models come without hybrid bits, but still have 400 hp and 400 lb-ft torque, which sounds more than enough. Unlike Lincoln’s other front or four-wheel drive crossover SUV – Nautilus and MKC – the larger aviator is built on a rear or four-wheel drive platform, in its high-end competitors. This improves both handling and pulling capacity, according to Davis, and allows the designers to give it a long and sleek hood.

The aviator will be offered with an air suspension system that can adjust its driving height and active attenuator attached to a camera that monitors the road in front of the vehicle and prepares the shock to match what’s going on.

Additional sensors allow Aviator to automatically brake for obstacles or apply gently pushing the steering wheel to help guide the driver about them if avoidance measures are taken. It can also steer into a parking space, which switches from driving to reverse when needed while the driver only holds a button.

Ini, the Aviator has a 12.3-inch touch screen infotainment system display, an all-in-one instrument cluster, real wood and metal trim, high-quality leather upholstery, massaging 30-way front seats and an additional surround sound system with 28 speakers.

You can use a new technology that Lincoln calls “phone as a key” to use your smartphone to enter and launch the vehicle without bringing a fob. Keys can be provided to friends or family members, and there is a phone code at the door instead that can be used with a code if a phone is killed while on the way. It uses a Bluetooth connection that only works near the vehicle, which reduces the risk of the signal being intercepted by thieves.

Aviator pricing has not been announced, but is likely to start over $ 50,000 MKT for ages when it enters showrooms in the middle of next year.

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