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2020 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid Generates Gobs of Torque

2020 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid Generates Gobs of Torque

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator has been the subject of much praise since its original reveal. The all-new, rear-wheel-drive Lincoln SUV is impressive with its standard 400 horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6, but it turns out the plug-in hybrid variant is even more impressive in terms of performance.

When Lincoln revealed the Aviator Grand Touring hybrid the brand promised it would offer 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque thanks to an electric propulsion system matched to the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 found in the base model. Well, it turns out Lincoln was under-promising.

According to CarBuzz the 2020 Aviator Grand Touring will officially generate 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. For those keeping tabs, that makes the Aviator one of Ford’s most-powerful vehicles in its portfolio.

The additional power comes credited to a 101 horsepower electric motor that will work with the EcoBoost V-6 engine. Said electric motor will generate its power by way of a 13.2 kWh battery pack housed under the Aviator’s floor.

Fuel economy numbers and electric range statistics for the Aviator Grand Touring are still a mystery. Expect to see those closer to the Grand Touring’s launch later this year.

Aviator Grand Touring isn’t the only variant that under-promised. The report also states Lincoln has revised the base Aviator’s power levels to 415 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, a slight increase from the promised 400 horsepower Lincoln stated at the time of reveal. Gas-only Aviators are arriving at Lincoln dealerships right now.



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