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.