Lincoln Aviator returns as elegant three-row SUV with plug-in tech

More than a decade on since the nameplate bowed out of production, Lincoln’s Aviator is finally back.

Unveiled Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show, a new Aviator SUV carries the influences of the Continental and Navigator and takes things further, providing us with a better view of Lincoln’s future. That future is one filled with more SUVs and electrified powertrains.

The Aviator shown in the Big Apple is said to be a “preview” of the production model due on sale in 2019. In other words, it’s likely a lot more representative of the upcoming production model than your typical concept.