Ford Unveils Mazda 6-based 2007 Lincoln Aviator

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    Date Posted 10-27-2005

    DEARBORN — Lincoln has released the first official photo of its all-new 2007 Aviator. The next-generation Aviator, which makes its debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, has a passenger-car base, unlike the current Aviator, which shares its underpinnings with the Ford Explorer.

    The new Aviator was first seen earlier this year in concept form at the New York show. It will continue to be positioned below the Navigator in size and price.

    A companion to the new Ford Edge, the '07 Aviator borrows heavily from the basic architecture of the Mazda 6 and will share some components with the new 2006 Lincoln Zephyr sedan. Power will come from a new twin-cam 3.5-liter V6 tuned to deliver about 250 horsepower. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

    Front-wheel drive will be standard, with all-wheel drive available as an option. Both the Edge and the Aviator will be assembled in Oakville, Ontario.

    What this means to you: Lincoln's Lexus fighter will rely heavily on Mazda underpinnings.
     
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    Jesus, it's a Buick Rendezvous all over again. Put Lincoln out of it's misery and stop wasting resources on it. :ugh:
     
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    Ford proves you can take a cool car and make it horribly gay.
     
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    there are low class white neighborhoods...you do realize this right? :rofl:
     
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    On the bright side those, at least Merc/Lincoln Dealers won't be selling two near exact same product now.
     
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    The old Aviator was actually cool. It was a baby Navigator that hauled ass and was comfortable as fuck.

    This is just :greddy:
     
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    Old Aviator sold like shit though. Plus it was destined to fail for obvious reasons.
     
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    Agreed, this new one is a total abomination. Ford is going to milk the 6 for all it's worth.
     
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    I can't believe what I'm about to say....


    I actually approve of this changeover of the Aviator. The old one was nice looking but competed too much with the Mountaineer in the same showroom. Mountaineer had the uber advantage in sales turnover because they were basically the same product and the Mountaineer had a lower msrp.

    At least this new Aviator differentiate from that and really is a better Lexus RX fighter. I approve until I see the final photos and specs.
     
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    I'd take a Mazda6 wagon over that
     

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