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Review: 2020 Lincoln Corsair Is a Stylish & Powerful Compact Contender in a Competitive Field

by Amee Reehal at TractionLife.com

No question, the 2020 Corsair enters a competitive field of luxury compact utilities. But Lincoln’s MKC replacement holds its own with style, power & tech.

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Lincoln’s likely plan to produce a Rivian-based all-electric SUV

by News Editor at TractionLife.com

Neither brand confirms it but according to reports, Lincoln will produce an all-electric SUV based on Rivian’s skateboard chassis, arriving mid 2022.

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First Look: Lincoln’s Nibble New SUV Gets PHEV Treatment with 2020 Corsair Grand Touring

by Amee Reehal at TractionLife.com

Arriving Summer 2020, Lincoln’s small SUV gets the plug-in hybrid treatement with new Corsair Grand Touring offering 266-hp and 25mile, 40km electric range.

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The 2020 Lincoln Corsair brings ‘quiet flight’ to a mid-size SUV

by Graham Heeps at TractionLife.com

Lincoln’s newest addition is the 2020 Corsair mid-size SUV. Arriving at dealers this Fall 2019, the luxury 5-passenger utility enters a very crowded market.

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Lincoln Revives Suicide Doors with this Limited Edition 2019 Continental

by News Editor at TractionLife.com

Limited to only 80 units, Lincoln pays homage to the 1960s with the 2019 Continental Coach Door Edition sedan sporting these sweet centre-opening doors.

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World Debut: Lincoln’s Elegant 2020 Aviator Mid-Size SUV Takes the Fight to Q7, XC90, QX60 & MDX

by Graham Heeps at TractionLife.com

The wraps have come off Lincoln’s new three-row, mid-size luxury SUV. The sleek Aviator offers twin-turbo V6 power and a plug-in hybrid option, and goes on sale from summer 2019.

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Island Vibes: Exploring Tofino in Lincoln’s New Nautilus SUV

by Amee Reehal at TractionLife.com

2019 Nautilus Review: Lincoln replaces its mid-size MKX with a sharp new SUV sporting a new name, redesigned look, updated turbo engines.

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Lincoln’s All-New 2019 Aviator Finally Fills the Mid-Size SUV Gap with a Winner

2019 Lincoln Aviator SUV first look (3 of 20)

New York, NY – Remember the Lincoln Aviator? Probably not. Only offered for a few years between 2003 to 2005, it was the shortest production run vehicle in the company’s history.

But that was ages ago and now it’s back for 2019 with a bold yet elegant look, new technology, and a Lincoln first offering a plug-in hybrid with a twin-turbo engine.

We got a chance to get up close and personal with this pre-production/accurate prototype model ahead of its official world debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

Good-bye MKT. Hello Aviator

Lincoln plans to release two new SUVs by 2020 with this new Aviator leading the charge. Considering the mid-size SUV makes up a quarter sales in the segment (and the outgoing, not-so-beautiful MKT mid-sizer just didn’t cut it with new buyers) it’s about time the luxury brand introduced a well-designed, contemporary three-row SUV to the mix.

2019 Lincoln Aviator SUV first look (17 of 20)
pic: Amee Reehal

Nestled between the full-size Navigator and smaller MKX (transitioning to the Nautilus next year) and stylish little MKC, the 2019 Aviator will fill the gap with what we suspect will be a top-seller for the company.

What’s driving Lincoln’s utility vehicle growth are the Milleninals, according to the company’s new President, Joy Falotico. These buyers (and we’re not just talking iPhone wielding hipsters here but young families) will make up the majority of the new Navigator’s sales, hence, will naturally will gravitate towards the new three-row Aviator, stating, “the Lincoln Navigator continues to turn heads and bring new clients to the brand. We believe Aviator’s elegant design, state-of-the-art technology and refined plug-in hybrid option will draw even more clients to the Lincoln showroom, including families who are looking for three-row capability.”

…pairing a hybrid with the twin-turbo is designed to offer shoppers options with a combination of power and electrified capability helping the Aviator deliver Lincoln’s quietest, smoothest, most powerful drive yet, according to the company.

2019 Aviator Release Date

We pushed for an official release date but there’s no confirmed date just yet. But it’s safe to say it’ll be sometime mid to late next year we’ll see a 2019 model hit showroom floors.

(Once official pricing and release date are set, we’ll have it up).

And while this Aviator we got up close to isn’t a full-fledged production model, it’s not a glossy concept either. So what you see here is likely what you’ll get. Maybe some interior tweaks and adjustments, according to the Lincoln designers, but expect the exterior design to look as is.

2019 Lincoln Aviator SUV first look

New Lincoln SUV’s Main Features

Power: Plug-in hybrid powertrain paired to a twin-turbo engine

Aside from being a Lincoln-first, pairing a hybrid with the twin-turbo is designed to offer shoppers options with a combination of power and electrified capability helping the Aviator deliver Lincoln’s quietest, smoothest, most powerful drive yet, according to the company.

Built on a rear-wheel drive platform (and likely an all-wheel drive only platform in Canada, Lincoln tells us), the Aviator will offer Drive Modes similar to the new Navigator. We suspect the 10-speed transmission currently in the Navigator will be in the mix.

New tech: use your smartphone as a key fob

Appropriately called Phone as a Key technology, that’s right, you’ll be able to use your smartphone as a proper key fob when the new feature rolls out in the new Aviators next year.

Activated through the Lincoln Way app, it allows owners to lock and unlock, open the trunk and, most importantly, start and drive the vehicle. And if your phone battery dies? A backup passcode can be entered on the standard exterior keypad to gain access, then use the centre touch screen to get the Aviator up and running to hit the road.

2019 Lincoln Aviator SUV first look

Other new technologies include SYNC with the latest features, Lincoln Co-Pilot360 with an advanced suite of standard driver-assist technologies (blind spot monitoring, lane keeping system, etc.), and a 12-inch standard cluster display driver front and centre.

Viewed from the side, it appears to be literally leaning back with that sloping roofline. And Lincoln Designers didn’t add a bunch of gaudy chrome chunks.

Exterior Design: Clean Lines with Bold Look

The new Aviator’s leaned back profile and falling fast roofline is what will set it apart in the sea of SUVs – up close, this is a good looking machine.

Viewed from the side, it appears to be literally leaning back with that sloping roofline. And Lincoln designers didn’t add a bunch of gaudy chrome chunks. Overall, it just looks clean, elegant, yet bold. The simple, streamlined rear design with the long, horizontal taillights help drive this point home.

2019 Lincoln Aviator SUV first look

Following the company’s new design language with the Continental sedan and Navigator, the new Aviator is next up.

As David Woodhouse, Lincoln Design Director, puts it, “the lines of the vehicle are streamlined…you have the stature and presence of the grille at the front, then the body and tail taper off – creating a distinct aerofoil analogy.”

Again, this Aviator is a prototype but expect the real deal to look virtually the same when it arrives next year.

New Lincoln SUV photos:

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Ford Recalls 88,000 Vehicles

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Ford is issuing a recall that impacts approximately 88,000 of their vehicles in North America. These vehicles include the Flex, Taurus, the Police Interceptor sedans, and also Lincoln’s MKS and MKT all produced between 2013-2015. The issue has been identified as a faulty fuel pump control module which could result in the vehicle not starting, or worse, stalling during operation.

At this point, no accidents have been linked to the recall. If you do own one of these vehicles, contact your local dealership for more information about the recall. The dealership will inspect the vehicle and replace the fuel pump control module at no cost to vehicle owners.


Ford Recalls Explorer and Lincoln MKZ

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Ford has issued a recall on their 2016 Explorer (build date between October 20, 2014 to January 28, 2016) and their 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC (build date between November 25, 2013, and January 25, 2016). The recall currently impacts 5,536 vehicles of which 3,993 are in Canada.

Ford has identified the problem which results from a specific engine block and block heater design. When the heater is plugged in, they overheat and may possibly cause a fire. So far two under hood fires have been linked to this recall.

Owners will be notified around May 16. However, it is encouraged that owners contact their local dealers for additional information.


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