Lincoln's next-generation Aviator First seen at the North
American Auto Show will "crossover" to a car-based
platform while maintaining its place as Lincoln's entry
in the mid-sized SUV segment.
The Aviator's move to a car-based platform will help Lincoln
lower the price of the SUV, probably with some sacrifice
to its off-road characteristics. The new Aviator will
get an all-new look and architecture. As the first Lincoln
car-based SUV, the concept is designed with sporting lines
while incorporating current Lincoln design cues.
A signature bright metal strip inspired by the 1961 Lincoln
Continental begins at the grille, runs over the fenders,
frames the full-length glass roof and ends at the lower
tailgate, highlighting the vehicle's profile. The all-glass
roof provides a panoramic overhead view, and increases
the feeling of interior space.
One of the most noticeable characteristics of the Aviator
is a new trademark Lincoln polished egg-crate grille,
a trait Lincoln promises on future production models,
and a feature also seen on the Lincoln
Mark X concept.
Similar and related vehicles:
Lincoln Mark X
Lincoln Mark 9