2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring Plug-In Hybrid Is A Placeholder, Not A Game-Changer

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The Aviator joins the Ford Explorer on a new rear-drive architecture that’s been planned with electrification in mind, with some battery-pack space beneath the rear passenger floor. It’s an architecture that will spawn a generation of new vehicles, so don’t be surprised to see a plug-in Mustang, or at least a hybrid, from the same platform soon.

The 2020 Aviator Grand Touring has a much bigger (13.6 kwh) battery pack than the 1.5-kwh one used in the non-plug-in hybrid Explorer. Here a 75-kw electric motor assists the twin-turbo V-6 that generates 400 horsepower when it stands alone in non-hybrid Aviators. The combination nets the Aviator Grand Touring some 494 hp and an awesome 630 lb-ft of torque, and strong acceleration to 60 mph in about six seconds. Or, it lets the Aviator go electric-only in some conditions.

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