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Anyone know if the Aviator is coming back?

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by 03Premier, March 24, 2016.

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  1. 03Premier

    03Premier New Member

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    I've heard rumors that the Lincoln Aviator might be coming back as a '19MY, again, based on the Explorer...can anyone confirm, and if so, are there any tidbits of info available?
     
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Probably better to check this out on a Lincoln forum.

    Peter
     
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    I found only this article about it.
    http://www.autoblog.com/2015/06/09/lincoln-aviator-comeback-rumor/

    I think it's all speculation and rumors. Rumors had it that the Bronco would come back but we all know that won't happen.

    A Lincoln equivalent of the Explorer would be nice. I just hope that if they do come out with a Lincoln version of the Explorer, they won't make the Explorer suck a little more to make the Lincoln better. The MKT doesn't cut it imo.

    Ford and Lincoln's lineup is getting so good lately. I was waiting for an Explorer redesign but if they are going to make a Lincoln equivalent, I might as well wait for that. I was also thinking of ditching the new Explorer all together for the new 2017 MKZ but the back is so ugly. The new 2017 Fusion Sport got my eye too. I honestly wouldn't have thought of buying a Lincoln before. All my friends talk trash about them but I guess they're really making a good comeback. Got to work on the ugly rears of some cars though.
     
  5. blwnsmoke

    blwnsmoke Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The Broncos is coming back. And there is still another Lincoln to be announced that they haven't yet which is rumored to be an Explorer version.
     
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    I kinda hope the Aviator returns just for sentimental reasons - the 2005 Aviator I had was probably one of the best overall vehicles I've ever owned. I guess a replacement would be very different, though.
     
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    I found it strange that Ford decided to make the Platinum version of the Explorer instead of making it a Lincoln model. It would have made more sense to me to keep the top level of the Explorer at the Limited and to make a Lincoln Aviator using the upgrades they did for the Platinum. I would have felt a bit better paying $50K for a Lincoln :D
     
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    I was told by some marketing people it was a decision based on keeping Lincoln distinctly separate from the other lines. They spent a TON of money, including the dealerships, to make the Lincoln area look completely different. Completely different website too. They wanted a "distinctly different dealership experience" for the Lincoln customer.

    But isnt the MKC and MKX simply a Lincoln version of the Ford Edge?
     
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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The MKX would be their version of the Edge and I think the MKC which is smaller would match up with the Escape.

    Peter
     

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