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Lush is usually used to describe luxury products like bath towels or face cream, and not typically used for vehicles. However, lush is exactly the word I would use I would use to describe the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator.  Instead of trying to be an all-out sports crossover like most of the European competition, Lincoln keeps true to its Quiet Luxury promise with a coddling and yes lush interior.

While there are hints of the lushness of Lincoln interiors in the Continental, Lincoln really dialed up the luxury lushness for the Navigator and repeated that act on the Aviator.  The seats are supple and highly adjustable. The controls look classy, modern, and retro all at the same time.  The grille of the Black Label editions has extra depth and a new signature blue lighting surrounding the now proud Lincoln emblem.  An air ride system called Air Glide promises to smooth out bumps before the vehicle even hits them.

Lush is another way to describe what the powertrains must feel like. The standard 3.0-liter twin-turbo feels deep and effortless in Lincoln's Continental, but in the Aviator now backed by a 10-speed automatic, it will feel even more effortless. The plug-in hybrid variant with its 600 lb-ft of torque, most of which will be available at a very low RPM, will be even more so.

It wasn't so long ago that people were expecting an obituary for Lincoln while Genesis was the newest up-and-coming brand in the luxury segment.  With this new Aviator, I think Lincoln has raised the bar on the entire segment and now not only Genesis, but Cadillac, BMW, and even Mercedes Benz should sit up and take notice. 

Effortless, Quiet, Comforting, Luxurious.... Lush. That's my opinion of the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator.

Related: 2020 Lincoln Aviator Returns After A 13-Year Absence

 

 


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Will have to check this out when it hits the lots. @Drew Dowdell how do you feel the interior space is for big people like me?

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4 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Will have to check this out when it hits the lots. @Drew Dowdell how do you feel the interior space is for small people like me?

 

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16 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

They make a Navigator for people like you... and an MKC for people like @ocnblu

https://www.ebay.com/p/Hallmark-Kiddie-Car-Classics-1964-Lincoln-CONTINENTAL-Limited-Edition/24009710327?iid=252549660562&chn=ps

 

Wrong Lincoln for @ocnblu.  See above.

Image result for Electric lincoln kiddie car

Or this if he wants a Truck....

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I think it looks good from the back and side, although something about the front seems a bit off to me.  It almost reminds me of a Kia. The inside looks nice in pictures, I wonder how the actual materials and build quality are.  I also wonder how it will drive, because I feel like all these Lincolns at the end of the day are a Ford underneath and Fords don't drive very well.

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27 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

All new, rwd platform and Lincoln is the first to get it. 

...and this is the positive bushiness case for killing off the Taurus and the Fiesta. I would rather they focus on building exceptional vehicles rather than being everything to everybody.  Lookjing forward to this coming to market.

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On 11/30/2018 at 8:54 AM, A Horse With No Name said:

So then if this is for @ocnblu

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Does that make this for you? ;)

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1 minute ago, dfelt said:

So then if this is for @ocnblu

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Does that make this for you? ;)

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A very real incentive to diet...yes!

 

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10 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

...and this is the positive bushiness case for killing off the Taurus and the Fiesta. I would rather they focus on building exceptional vehicles rather than being everything to everybody.  Lookjing forward to this coming to market.

The platform is said to be able to be used to build sedans off of. There was talk about this being the basis for the next Continental.

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1 minute ago, Drew Dowdell said:

The platform is said to be able to be used to build sedans off of. There was talk about this being the basis for the next Continental.

I think Sedans will make a come back of sorts. They have had a pretty good near hundred year run...hard to imagine them going the way of the station wagon.

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1 minute ago, A Horse With No Name said:

I think Sedans will make a come back of sorts. They have had a pretty good near hundred year run...hard to imagine them going the way of the station wagon.

I think they'll become a niche luxury product largely the way coupes have gone. 

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2 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I think they'll become a niche luxury product largely the way coupes have gone. 

Could well be. interesting that America is finally falling in love with hatchbacks, just supersized ones.

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6 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Could well be. interesting that America is finally falling in love with hatchbacks, just supersized ones.

Not sure if I'd say 'finally', the SUV/CUV game has been strong for 20 years...

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2 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Not sure if I'd say 'finally', the SUV/CUV game has been strong for 20 years...

The old SUV game was real SUVs. I don't count the Kicks and Soul as anything but tall hatchbacks.

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9 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

The old SUV game was real SUVs. I don't count the Kicks and Soul as anything but tall hatchbacks.

True, the CUV (FWD car based) trend has really just been the last 10-15 years.  GM still had midsize RWD truck based SUVs a decade ago... 

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2 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

FWIW, the Rav4 has been around since 1994, Escape since 2001, Liberty was around in 2002, and CR-V since 1997, 

True...Liberty was the replacement for the XJ Cherokee, though. It was still a RWD/4WD SUV.

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2 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

True...Liberty was the replacement for the XJ Cherokee, though. It was still a RWD/4WD SUV.

Liberty is a little beast in the snow, my friend Dustin has one.

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20 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I always thought the little diesel Liberty would have been really cool to own. 

I would concur!

 

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4 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

All new, rwd platform and Lincoln is the first to get it. 

But will Lincoln get it right?

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58 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

But will Lincoln get it right?

Based on the Photo's and Drews impressions from seeing it, YES, they are getting this right!

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36 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Based on the Photo's and Drews impressions from seeing it, YES, they are getting this right!

Without question. Can't wait to see these on the road and in traffic.

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