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Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator First Drive

Originally Posted by hellb0y View Post
Ford is terrified the press will tear the Explorer apart - they did it to the last gen, to the point where Ford refused to provide them to MotorTrend and Car and Driver for other 3 row SUVs comparos.

I think they have a few reasons here - 1- they overpriced the new Explorer, so it will look less competitive 2- the hybrid model is not efficient at all, some of the early drives had already alluded to that and comparing to the 2020 Toyota Highlander - 23mpg vs 35mpg (both estimated)
Or they just want models to be at dealerships for people to go buy once reviews and an advertising push comes out, rather than what happened with the 2013 MKZ and SuperBowl ad which generated a ton of interest, but there weren't any at dealers.

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