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2020 Lincoln Aviator crossover is a hot rod with 400 horsepower standard

And the PHEV version is even more potent

And the PHEV version is even more potent.

Lincoln Aviator warning and alert sounds are played by an orchestra

New Aviator SUV to be revealed at LA Auto Show

New Aviator SUV to be revealed at LA Auto Show.

Seventh-generation Ford Mustang pushed back a year to 2021

Reasons unclear, perhaps involving switch to new modular platform

Reasons unclear, perhaps involving switch to new modular platform.

Lincoln Corsair reportedly on track for 2020 as replacement for MKC

That's a year sooner than previously thought

Ford's rush to double down on crossovers and SUVs could be why.

Ford to ramp up Lincoln rollout in China in bid to catch rivals

It could build 5 new models there

DETROIT/BEIJING — Ford Motor Co's premium Lincoln brand plans to build as many as five new vehicles in China by 2022, according to two U.S. sources, in a move to expand sales in the world's largest vehicle market that would also blunt the impact of trade U.S.-China trade spats.

Lincoln Aviator returns, VW ponders pickups, and Subaru Forester endures

News, opinions and notes from the New York Auto Show

Volkswagen is taking a hard look at a pickup truck, the Lincoln Aviator is back, and you love old Subarus (we'll explain). The New York Auto Show returned last week with flair and a wide range of promising reveals. Let's break down some of the big news, plus a few things you might have missed.

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Mustang parts under the new Lincoln Aviator mean good things for Ford

Aviator’s rear-drive platform will underpin the next Explorer

As we mentioned last night, underneath the new Lincoln Aviator "concept" there appears to be an independent rear suspension lifted right from the Ford Mustang parts bin. And while it's pretty cool on its face that Mustang rear-drive platform bits are being reused in the broader Ford universe, what this means for the next Explorer could be really cool.

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Lincoln Aviator debuts as stylish 3-row crossover with a surprise

It's rear-wheel drive, with AWD as an option

At a studio in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan, after a walk through an "art gallery" full of inspiration for Lincoln's newest midsize, three-row Aviator crossover, we saw the company's future. That's not breathless hyperbole, either.

No more MK? Lincoln may move back to proper model names

Aviator, Cosmopolitan, Zephyr and Blackwood are among past names

With the return of Continental and the emergence of the all-new 2018 Navigator as the defacto Lincoln flagship, it doesn't take a cryptographer to read the writing on the wall: Lincoln is re-embracing proper model names. During the 2018 Lincoln Navigator first drive press launch, Lincoln group vice president (and now also Ford's chief marketing officer) Kumar Galhotra confirmed that

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Lincoln revival bypasses rear-wheel drive for now

Lincoln execs don't see a rear-wheel drive niche model on the company's horizon. They first want to focus on the brand's rejuvenation through mainstream vehicles and increased sales.

Lincoln Aviator could make a comeback

Lincoln might bring back the Aviator name as a Explorer-based luxury crossover, according a recent rumor.