2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring

December 30th, 2019 by

The all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator features many Lincoln-first technologies, including the Brand’s first-ever, luxury-performance hybrid power train. It’s such an important milestone that it has been given its own model designation- Aviator Grand Touring. Though not available until later this year, you’ll want to know all about Aviator Grand Touring!

Performance Redefined

Many people typically think “performance” comes from large engines that are loud – the total opposite of the Lincoln quiet flight philosophy. With Aviator Grand Touring and its all-new engine, performance is redefined. A Twin-Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine is paired with advanced electrified hybrid technology. Aviator Grand Touring is targeted to deliver more than 450 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque through the standard all-wheel-drive system. Acceleration is swift, yet smooth and quiet. While it delivers a unique blend of performance, this Aviator model will take you long distances in Lincoln comfort, style and luxury – earning the name Aviator Grand Touring.

Effortless Power and Optional Electric-only Propulsion

Drivers can optimize their driving experience by selecting one of the seven standard Lincoln Drive Modes, including Pure EV and Preserve EV, two new modes specifically engineered for Aviator Grand Touring.

Pure EV Mode allows the Aviator Grand Touring to operate quietly, powered only by the electricity stored in the system’s battery. Electric capability will depend on how much energy is stored in the battery at the time of selection, and once depleted, the Aviator Grand Touring hybrid engine takes over.

Drivers looking to use the Pure EV functionality later in their journey can prepare the system by selecting the Preserve EV mode. Preserve EV mode uses the engine to charge the battery up to 80%. That way, drivers will have electric-only power when they are ready to select Pure EV mode.

Delivering Performance and Confidence

Aviator Grand Touring has the ability to be plugged in to charge its battery, classifying it as a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). Doing so will offer them the full benefit of the Pure EV functionality, potentially increasing time between fill-ups. Of course, Aviator Grand Touring doesn’t require owners to plug in their vehicle. It will function as a typical hybrid vehicle, allowing them to travel as normal using the hybrid power train.

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