It’s been almost fourteen years since the last Lincoln Aviators rolled off the production line and into showrooms across North America, and in that time the automobile business has seen a number of significant changes. While the biggest trend of the past five years has doubtless been in the direction of small, subcompact SUVs like the Lincoln MKC, the typical general SUV market has been somewhat oversaturated with compact crossovers, and customers are clamouring for a better range of full-size Luxury options.
In keeping with these changes, the 2019 Aviator that was unveiled at the 2018 New York Auto Show is nothing like the much smaller Aviator that made its appearance in 2005. The new Aviator is a three-row dream that, in keeping with its name, draws its aesthetic inspiration from the soaring, streamlined contours of an airplane. In a market heavy on sharp angles and boxy shapes, the Aviator is already turning heads for its simple, fluid exterior and clean lines.
Inside, the Aviator boasts a truly incredible array of features, including an aluminum brushed metal and leather interior, beige-and-grey colour scheme, wireless phone charging, and a 12-inch display screen. The innovation that has garnered the most press so far, however, is the Phone As A Key technology that will allow owners to essentially use their phone as a remote control for their car (the vehicle also includes a backup keypad lock to use in the event of phone battery failure).
None of this comes at the expense of power, and the Aviator’s twin-turbo engine is rumoured to deliver 350 horses. But the real news is that the Aviator will come with a hybrid option. In an SUV that will probably see most of its service in urban areas, this is big, and it will likely be one of its most appealing features — especially among environmentally conscious buyers who want the luxury of a Lincoln SUV without compromisingefficiency.
If you want to get a new Lincoln this spring the best place to start looking is at your local Lincoln dealership. A Lincoln is not like any other car, and when purchasing one you want to make sure you are buying from a licensed dealer who understands the complexities of a luxury vehicle. If you live in the Greater Toronto Area, the best dealership to visit is Colony Lincoln in Brampton. With more than 45 years in the business, Colony Lincoln can help you find the perfect car for you, and as a licensed OEM parts dealer, can help you with any tune-ups or service you may need down the road.
For many Canadians, spring is the time when the urgeto get behind the wheel of a brand new car is strongest. With the new Aviator hitting showrooms soon and a full range of exciting Lincoln vehicles like the MKC and Navigator waiting to be discovered, it is also the perfect time to start shopping for a new Lincoln.