Do you know anything about the MKT crossover? Me neither. Well, I actually found out something that will definitely make happy every true fan of Lincoln’s lineup. The MKT is going down. Yes, the carmaker will kill this nameplate in next two year. But this isn’t too big damage, because the aforementioned SUV was never alive. And what’s more important, it will get an impressive replacement, which will come without the ridiculous MK- naming strategy. No, instead the car manufacturer will call it the 2019 Lincoln Aviator.
2019 Lincoln Aviator Will Be The Baby Navigator?
If you remember, this cool name was used from 2003 to 2005 for the mid-size SUV, but back then the vehicle wasn’t successful at all. However, this time the 2019 Aviator will definitely become very interesting option. The carmaker will likely exploit recently introduced Navigator concept, so the future three-row crossover could look really amazing. Of course, the next-generation Navigator will be better and more luxurious option, so let’s say that the next Aviator could become the baby Navigator.
There are some other words that claim that the 2019 Lincoln Aviator could be the luxurious version of the next generation Ford Bronco. We gotta admit that the premium off-roader seems like an interesting idea, but this won’t happen at all. The future three-row seven seats high-riding vehicle will be more like a soft-roader crossover model.
Possible Engine Options
Under the hood, the premium mid-sizer will likely offer several drivetrain options. The base model will have a 2.3-liter turbo four engine, which currently delivers 285 horsepower. The SUV will also get a 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo with 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of twist, while there is a big chance to see a 3.5-liter EcoBoost too. Of course, a front-wheel drive will be standard, while the all-wheel drive comes as an option. Also, the engines will be paired to a six-speed auto transmission, but you can expect a new 10-speed automatic gearbox too.
Look for the 2019 Lincoln Aviator at the end of 2018, or in early months of the 2019 year.