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What We Know So Far About The 2020 Lincoln Aviator

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The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is borrowing some design elements from its wildly successful sibling, the Navigator, and will put a gap from a related cousin from Ford, the 2020 Explorer. Ford’s luxury brand hopes to recapture some of its glory days and banks in on the highly popular crossover segment.

The Aviator will fill the slot between the Nautilus and the Navigator. It’s an all-new model that is still decidedly Lincoln on the exterior with a cabin that’s a styling evolution from the Navigator.

Lincoln unveiled how the Aviator’s interior will look like during the LA Auto Show and to say that it’s mesmerizing is an understatement. It closely resembles what you’ll find inside the Navigator and there’s no doubt that the vehicle came from Lincoln. To be fair, Lincoln only introduced the priciest Black Label model, which has unique color schemes, extra leather trim, and truly represent the car in its most luxurious form.

The 2020 Aviator will come standard with a 10-inch touchscreen displayed prominently atop the dashboard. It brings the Ford Sync 3 and includes some other tech such as 4G in-car WiFi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio and two USB ports.

The Reserve trim adds a 14-speaker Revel sound system and integrated navigation, plus a 360-degree parking camera while the Black Label boosts it with rear USB ports and a 28-speaker Revel Ultima audio system.

The Aviator is a people-hauler, too. When the second row has bench seats, it has room for seven people. When the captain seats are used for the second row, the car has enough space for six adults. And since it shares a platform with the 2020 Ford Explorer, we expect the cargo to be the best in its segment, along with the Volvo XC90 and the Acura MDX.

This car will come standard with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that produces 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive is optional.

For an upgraded powertrain that adds a plug-in hybrid that makes 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, you have to go up to the Aviator Grand Touring model.

3 Things We’re Expecting From The 2020 Lincoln Corsair

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The Lincoln Corsair, which is a revival of the Corsair nameplate that Ford used in 1958 for the Edsel brand, is an upcoming compact crossover that will be introduced at the New York Auto Show this April. It is set to replace the MKC.

Reportedly, the Corsair will be based on the Ford Escape, which is also expected to debut a new generation this year at the same auto show.

Exterior

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Based on the teasers, the Corsair will retain the MKC’s shape and proportions, though the front fascia might be taller with the nose no longer angled. The wheelbase is longer, allowing for extra legroom space for the passengers at the rear. The roofline is also similar to the MKC though the roof spoiler is bigger and has a small decklid. There’s nothing special about how the Corsair might look like but we’re still holding our breaths and imagining the compact crossover to have a more aggressive bumper, a bigger grille, and sleeker headlamps.

Interior

Lincoln didn’t provide any photos of the Corsair’s cabin so we’re left with our imagination. It’s expected that the Corsair’s interior will mimic the cabin of the Aviator. This means a narrow dashboard with a floating infotainment display and rectangular air-conditioning vents. The seats and some portions of the dashboard should be wrapped in leather though the more expensive variants could feature brushed aluminum trim or even carbon-fiber. The Black Label trim, which is the top of the line, might offer two-tone upholstery options and higher quality materials.

Drivetrain

The biggest tidbit we can gather about the Corsair is the fact that it might carry a hybrid variant. Engine-wise, the Corsair should continue with the revised versions of the MKC’s 2.0- and 2.-3-liter EcoBoost engines. Lincoln’s 2.-0 liter 4-cylinder engine will make 245 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque while the 2.3-liter EcoBoost packs more power with 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque.

Lincoln will also probably pair an electric motor to one of the EcoBoost engines, though it won’t be the same as the Aviator’s V-6 hybrid that generates 400 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.

2020 Lincoln Aviator Gets Starting Price of $52,195

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Lincoln’s new midsize SUV, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, will start selling at $52,195, although when fully loaded and configured, the price can balloon to as much as $90,000.

The base model will come with a 10-inch touchscreen, exterior and interior welcome lighting, heated front seats, a 10-speaker audio system, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Also standard to the base model is the Lincoln Co-Pilot360, a system that includes blind spot detection with cross-traffic alert, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, and a rearview camera.

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The $52,195 model will have a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

The starting price is surprisingly competitive, given that the car makes more than the usual horsepower you will receive from a vehicle cut from the same segment. It is less expensive than the base model of the 2019 Audi Q7, which has a starting price of $54,545. Instead of a V-6 engine, the Q7 only comes with a four-cylinder engine. The model that makes a respectable 329 horsepower comes with a six-cylinder engine for the Q7 but the price begins at $60,945.

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Another competitor is the 2019 Volvo XC90, which has a base price of $57,295 when buyers choose the four-cylinder engine that makes 316 horses.

If you got more in the bank, you might want to check out the Reserve trim of the Aviator. This adds a 360-degree camera, quad-zone climate control, ambient lighting with illuminated front scuff plates, hands-free liftgate, and a Revel audio system with 14 speakers for $57,285.

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The Black Label models give more updates with a 28-speaker Revel sound system, panoramic roof with power shade, a head-up display, 30-way adjustable first row seats with ventilation, and a choice of special interior colors and materials. Those who choose the Black Label trim will also get 22-inch wheels and special Black Label services such as complimentary car washes, remote service pickup and delivery, annual detailing, and more. All these will come with a heavy price tag of $78,790.

There’s a plug-in hybrid option too that pairs the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 to an electric motor. Combined, this makes 450 horses and 600 pound-feet of torque. The plug-in hybrid option starts at $69,895 with the Grand Touring trim.

The Black Label Grand Touring trim is the most expensive of all trim levels. It starts at $88,895 but will reach $90,000 when all options are checked.

The base and Reserve trim arrive early this summer while the Black Label, Grand Touring, and Black Label Grand Touring will go on sale late in the summer. Pre-orders will start in the spring.

 

 

2020 Lincoln Aviator Crossover Has 400HP As Standard

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The 2020 Lincoln Aviator crossover is merciless to its competitors. Finally revealed in its production form following its concept debut at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, the new crossover has a whopping 400 horsepower as standard while even more power is promised for its plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Once launched, the Lincoln Aviator will be available in two engines, both of which are twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6s though one will arrive with a plug-in hybrid. The standard engine will produce an impressive 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. That’s 40 horses more than the top-rung six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 and about 65 horsepower more than the entry-level six-cylinder BMW X5 xDrive40i.

The hybrid powertrain brings the Aviator to 450 horsepower and a staggering 600 pound-feet of torque. That’s six horsepower away from the V8-powered BMW X5 xDrive50i but 121 more in terms of torque.

Typical to many plug-in hybrid powertrains, the one in the Aviator crossover can run the vehicle in pure electric mode or hold the charge to be deployed at a more opportunistic time such as driving on the highway. Lincoln hasn’t released figures for its pure electric range. There are no details about fuel efficiency, too.

The layout of the standard engine and the hybrid system is pretty radical. Lincoln said the battery for the plug-in hybrid powertrain fits nicely under the passenger side of the vehicle between the front and rear wheels while the motor is placed between the engine and the transmission.

This layout is partly why all versions of the Aviator will use the same 10-speed automatic transmission, which is gradually being used in the Ford family. From there, power will be distributed to either the rear wheels or through an optional all-wheel-drive system. Lincoln also said that this is a modular hybrid system, so it will be used in other Lincoln and Ford products in the future.

2019 Lincoln Nautilus Receives More Room, Co-Pilot 360, New Engine

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The Lincoln Nautilus has officially replaced the brand’s MKX crossover, which was the best-seller Lincoln in the US. The Nautilus gets a lot of new stuff from Lincoln, including a new base engine, a mesh grille, chrome accents, standard equipment, and the price increase.

The Nautilus now carries a starting price tag of $40,340, plus $995 for the destination charges. That’s a total of $41,335. It’s a price bump of $1,305 over the MKX. If you have $255 more, you can get the base model of the Cadillac TX5. Want the optional all-wheel drive? You have to shell out an extra $2,495.

The entry-level Nautilus sheds off the “Premier” tag, but the Select, Reserve, and Black Label trims remain.

The legroom and the headroom for the new Nautilus are arguably the best in the industry, according to Lincoln. Standard to all models are the 10-way power seats, a 12.3-inch digital dash, an eight-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Sync 3, and 18-inch wheels.

The Select, priced at $45,540, gets leather seats, heated steering wheel, navigation, and LED fog lights. The Reserve, which gets a price tag of $49,870, adds climate control on the seats, a panoramic roof, a 13-inch Revel audio system, and finished it all of with 20-inch wheels.

Finally, the Black Label trim upgrades those seats to Venetian leather and Alcantara headliner. It also has 19-speaker Revel Ultima stereo and 21-inch aluminum wheels.

The standard engine is the low-powered 2.0-liter, twin-turbo, four-cylinder EcoBoost that produces 245 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This, along with all the engines available, is paired with Ford’s new eight-speed automatic while the EcoBoost comes with the start/stop button.

The engine available on the upper trims is the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 with 335 ponies and 380 pound-feet of torque.

The range also gets the Co-Pilot 360. Meaning, the car now packs the following features: automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a backup camera, and blind-spot information with cross-traffic alert.

Top 3 Features of the Entry-Level 2017 Lincoln MKZ

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The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is its brand’s entry-level, mid-size, luxury sedan. With a starting price of $35,170 for its Premiere trim, the car has a lot of new features for buyers.

1. Design

Appeal is the primary selling-point of luxury cars, and the Lincoln MKZ certainly does not disappoint. While the 2017 version is merely a facelift of the car’s second-generation model, it adds a lot of flavors to be desired by customers.

Among the notable upgrades of the auto include the lighting system, front grille and set of 18-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels. Going inside reveals the more advanced Sync 3 infotainment system and high-end leather surfaces that can be further improved when getting the more expensive Black Label variant offering more opulent leather upholstery, stitching and wood trim.

2. Engine

The Lincoln MKZ is packed with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine capable of 245 hp. It is paired with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission gearbox with paddle shifters. The range-topping trim raises the bar with its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine churning 400 hp.

3. Driving Performance

The suspension of the Lincoln MKZ has been updated to include the AdvanceTrac electronic stability control (ESC), Auto Hold, Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) and Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD). The new feature results to better maneuverability for the car, and more comfortable ride for the driver and the passengers of the vehicle.

Other Versions and Trims

The things mentioned above are just a taste of what the most affordable version of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ has to offer. Buyers of the Premiere model who want more can get the hybrid or 3.0-liter variant of the car.

Versions higher than the Premiere trim are available too, which further cater to more meticulous buyers or those who are searching for high-performance options. The other variants of the Lincoln MKZ are the Select, Reserve and the special Black Label models.

Updated 2017 Lincoln MKZ Will Cost $35,935 To $54,485

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The good news is that the updated 2017 Lincoln MKZ’s base price is lower by $180 to $35,935. The bad news is that wanting the fully loaded version would set you back by $54,485.

The most enticing piece inside the new Lincoln MKZ is the new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. Then, there’s the new front end and a revised interior for 2017. These are all standards. The other options would be the new V6, as well as an all-wheel drive.

There are basically four trim levels: the Premiere would cost $35,935; the Select, $37,685; the Reserve, $40,435; and the Black Label, $48,595.

There would be two powertrains, and one of them would come in standard. Hopefully, the more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 horsepower would win over the gas-electric hybrid drivetrain with a net power output of 188 horsepower and an estimated EPA combined rating of 40 mpg.

You can get the all-wheel drive for all trim levels for the MKZ turbo-four-powered cars for an extra $1,890. The hybrid, however, can only be in front-wheel-drive.

Except for the Premiere trim level, all trims can get the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 paired with a six-speed automatic. That would cost $2,750 extra for front-drive models and $4,000 extra for the all-wheel drive.

The current MKZ has a Ford Fusion-based chassis, but that shouldn’t worry you since Lincoln might offer a new Driver’s Package, which would cost $2,395 on the Black Label or $3,395 on the Reserve. This would bring some chassis tweaks such as stiffer suspension, GKN-supplied torque-vectoring system, 19-inch wheels, and a different grille.

To add the Multi-Contour front seats, you would need to shell out an additional $595. You can also get the Technology Package for $2,395, which would include a range of new gadgets. Want a panoramic sunroof? You can get that somewhere between $1,795 and $2,995, depending on the trim level.

The MKZ will begin deliveries this summer while the bigger Continental will be on sale this fall.

2017 Lincoln Continental Pricing Released

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Lincoln finally revealed the price for its 2017 Lincoln Continental, which a lot has been anticipating for. According to the company, it would cost $45,485, including a $925 destination charge. For a sedan as space generous as the Continental, that’s pretty neat, right?

This price is several thousands higher than the starting price for a standard MKS, which the Continental replaced. Still, it is below most rivals in the segment. Cadillac’s CTS is even more expensive as it has a starting price of $46,555.

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to the aesthetic appeal of the Lincoln Continental. In fact, it is being offered in one of four trim levels—Premiere, Select, Reserve and Black Label.

There are also three V-6 engines you can opt for, with one of these unique to Lincoln. The base unit can crank up to 300 horsepower with its 3.7-liter V-6 engine. Customers can also choose a more powerful 335-horsepower turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 engine or the Lincoln-exclusive turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that can power up to 400 hp.

That $45,485 price tag will get you the Continental Premiere with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine and front-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive, if you opt for that, will cost you an additional $2,000 across the board.

According to reports, the Continental will go on sale starting this fall. Around 40,000 potential buyers have already made their interest known since the car debuted at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

Lincoln’s release of the Continental is triggered by the fact that the company also believes the buyers are now looking for big sedans that offer both comfort and luxury. This is clearly evident in the response to the releases of the Audi A6 and the Mercedes Benz E-Class—both the main competitions of the Lincoln Continental.

2015 Lincoln MKC: An All New Entry Level Crossover

The name of the new Lincoln seems more like a stock market symbol, which is giving us the hard time to keep our Lincolns straight. But no matter how you feel about its name, the 2015 Lincoln MKC is a genuine as well as competitive compact luxury crossover in every possible manner.

The advantage that MKC has on its side is the availability of good genetics, because the mechanical base of 2015 Lincoln MKC is based on the tried and tested excellent Ford Escape. This time Lincoln has laid great focus on the word ‘based’ because going by their history the car maker has always remained akin to changes in the oval front shape of Ford and replacing it with the Lincoln Badge. Although the new MKC doesn’t look any close to the Escape and it looks more like an imitation of Audi Q5, but that’s a different story to talk about. There is no denying that the 2015 Lincoln MKC has drawn its inspiration from the distinctive liftgate as well as integrated taillights of Audi Q5, which gives the profile of both the vehicles a distinctively similar look. But the addition of winged grille on its front is purely Lincoln design, which has actually added an overall pleasing effect which also looks good to the eyes. The cabin of the all new 2015 Lincoln MKC is also very pleasant with wood ascents which are not only tasteful but sleek as well complimented well by the high tech dashboard.

Under the hood, the MKC comes with the powerful turbocharged engine of the Escape as a standard equipment. The 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with four cylinder has the ability to produce 240 horsepower along with the torque of 270 pound feet. If you are looking for a performance oriented MKC then you have the option to choose turbocharged 2.3 liter four cylinder engine option which is capable of producing 285 horsepower and 305 lb feet of torque for enhances performance. Athletic handling of MKC beautifully compliments its power and performance. While test driving MKC, we reached to the conclusion that it drives more like hatchback on its tip toes rather than a nearly 2 ton weighing crossover SUV.

No matter how desirable you find the new 2015 Lincoln MKC, there are other exceptional models in the market to look forward in this segment. Some of the best options to look forward include 2015 Acura RDX, more refined and stylish Audi Q5, the class personified Mercedes Benz GLK Class, sporty 2015 BMW X3 and the family hauler 2015 Volvo XC60. No matter you find the truth, but it is difficult to approve for MKC when such fantastic vehicles are already there in the market to compete with it.. But Lincoln MKC has its own position in the market and the company has kept its price lower than most of its competitors. You can go for the 2015 Lincoln MKC only if you are looking forward to buy an alternative of the usual SUV choices also its price won’t hurt much on your pocket.

2015 Lincoln MKC: SUV with Promising Future

Most of the car lovers prefer spending their fortune on high end luxury cars that come in small packages and that has been provide quite true if we go by the recent trends of car sales, you will come to know that more and more people are showing keen interest in buying compact luxury crossovers which have also become the fastest growing futuristic car segment in the market. Every big player of luxury car market starting from Buick to Land Rover is making every possible attempt to have their own piece of share in the high class typical luxury models on their humble and existing platforms. Following the trend is 2015 Lincoln MKC, which is a newest entrant in the budding compact SUV market gives a clear indication that the American luxury car maker is in no mood to lose opportunity to make it big in the SUV segment.

Going by the first look and feel of the flagship MKC, it becomes quite clear that it will be having the same mechanical identity as the Ford Escape. However, to make 2015 Lincoln MKC look distinctive from its blue collar counterpart company has made reflective changes in its skin over the chassis and has wider stance, one piece wraparound tailgate, signature split wing grille and LED taillamps. The initial concept model launched by the company displays sculpted hood and wheel arches that may get carried over once the production version hits the market. However, the inclusion of 19 inch wheels with attractive dark chrome finish, roof rails and grille add classy and modest touch to its appearance.

But, only the visibly good looks cannot make MKC a sure shot success in the thriving SUV market especially belonging to this class. Although, Lincoln have taken in account the complaints they have received for MKZ sedan and have ensured that the same will not be repeated for MKC. The inside looks of 2015 Lincoln MKC gives the first impression of buttons and knobs that deliver tactile control over multimedia and other climate arrange functions. This time as well, Lincoln has managed to beautifully trap all these functions with its super sensitive touch panels. This time around, they have made touchscreen the anchor of MKC’s control console and user is no longer forced to punch the virtual buttons to adjust functions, which has been a drawback in older versions of Lincoln’s other cars. There has been a significant and impressive cabin improvement in 2015 Lincoln MKC  with inclusion of leather seats and real wood trims.

For the entry level 2015 Lincoln MKC, there will only be standard 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with four cylinders, 240 horsepower and 270 pound feet torque. To give competition to its rivals offering six cylinder engines, Lincoln has also introduced optional 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine featuring 275 horsepower and 300 lb ft torque. The newly launched comes with standard front wheel drive whereas buyers can opt for all wheel drive feature as well.

It’s true that compact crossover as the biggest growing car section, but 2015 Lincoln MKC has a long road to travel especially with tough competition coming from market leaders like Audi Q5, Mercedes GLK, Buick Encore, Porsche Macan and BMW X1/X3.

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