Lincoln Aviator Teased Ahead of New York Auto Show. It Might Be A Hybrid!
In a press release, Lincoln says the new Aviator is “the first of two all-new utilities that Lincoln will bring to market in the next two years as it grows its utility portfolio and commits to electrification across its lineup globally.” Could this thing have a hybrid option right out of the gate? We know Ford is committed to electrification and is serious about making it happen soon, so maybe we’re about to see that in action with the debut of the Aviator.
And what about the second all-new utility that Ford alluded to? Our best guess is a replacement for the MKC, Lincoln’s smallest crossover that shares a platform with the Ford Escape. With the MKX being replaced by the Nautilus, the little MKC is about to become the oldest SUV in Lincoln’s lineup and it’s only been around since the 2015 model year.
The new Aviator will likely be a 2019 model possibly still coming to dealers at some point in 2018. The new SUV will debut at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday, March 28.