Lincoln launches a plug-in hybrid Aviator Grand Touring, which is positioned as an upgrade over the standard model in fuel economy, refinement and performance.
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator PHEV produces 44 hp more than the automaker initially estimated: original figures are 450 hp, 600 lb-ft / 814 Nm.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain delivers decent 494 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque (854 Nm) from a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 and an electric motor.
Lincoln’s engineers made power increase possible by finalizing calibration. They calibrated the powertrain for drivability and emissions.
The new 3-row Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring’s electric-only driving range will be about 18 miles (29 km). This distance is provided by a 13.6-kWh lithium-ion battery. EPA numbers are still unknown.
Th Grand Touring version will enter the US car market this fall and costs from $69,895. For comparison: gasoline models on sale start from $52,195.