Okay, so I was thinking the other day..... With the release of the new Explorer Sport, I noticed something very interesting with the options available on it. A number of common options were missing, like HID headlamps for one, and no center rear console available for the second row bucket seats, options available on the Limited trim...and that got me thinking more.
So, I have a friend who has an Edge Sport, and when he was buying it, he was frustrated that he couldn't get HID headlights on his car like they have on the Limited trim. I told him it was most likely due to the fact that they didn't want the Sport (with the 3.7L engine) to compete directly with the Lincoln MKX, so they 'dumbed' down the options list, taking a thing or two from here or there. Each car will get its own little chunk of the market with out stealing from the other.
Then it came to me like a flash! The Lincoln Aviator must be on its way!! The Explorer Sport compared to the Limited is following a very similar path to the Edge Sport/Limited and MKX. I predict here and now that the Lincoln Aviator will be reborn sooner rather than later, and will have a juicy 3.5L EB under the hood. So the question for me now is...How soon will it arrive??