2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV Delivers 24 KM/L

    December 11th 2019     Suhail Ajmal

Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has released the fuel economy ratings of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV, and we believe these are not bad at 24 KM/L combined (gasoline+electric). However, things aren’t particularly interesting when we compare this plug-in hybrid model with the standard Aviator. The posh people mover delivers 10 KM/L combined compared to the standard AWD Aviator’s 8.5 KM/L using twin-turbo. The rear-wheel-drive Aviator is even better with 9 KM/L. That being said, the stats become interesting when we factor in the electric-only drive, as well. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV can cover 34 km in mere electric drive. At the start, Lincoln said the SUV would have a 29 km electric range, so we should be happy to get a 5 km increase. Of course, we were expecting a better figure here since most Americans have to travel 48 kilometers daily, but considering the SUV can haul seven people, it’s not that bad. When we look into the fuel economy figures, we must also take into account the power unit. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring is a no slouch by any means, thanks to the EcoBoost V6 and electric powertrain. Both the units jointly generate 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. With a weight of almost three tons, it can reach 96 km/h in around 5.5 seconds, which is superb for a seven-seater SUV. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV is a complete package of efficiency, extravagance, and performance. Definitely, we can’t expect it to sport an affordable price tag. The basic version costs $68,800, while the top-of-the-line variant will set you back $91,000, at least. Of course, if you think of buying this SUV, you may also like to consider the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63, which is around $10k costlier than the Aviator PHEV. The choice is yours! The Aviator is available in the UAE, and interested customers can book a test drive at any time. Source and Images: Motor1.com