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Agree with the half-baked. Disagree with the solution. More HP might boost sales slightly, but even if 650HP was pricey and exclusive, it's not going to be a big draw. Continental's biggest problem is that it simply didn't look like a Continental to begin with. Now that the MKZ has the matching grille the Continental does not stand out nor LOOK exclusive. Adding big power won't improve the look without abandoning Lincoln-ness by plastering massive badges all over it.
How it looks is subjective therefore besides that what do you think is missing?

When people realise the power on offer is over 600hp, and that it's provided via a RWD platform, there's simply very little reason not to add it to the must-have list.

The current proportions are borderline RWD, on D6 it would be a dead set stunner.

Why do I propose that much power? Silly question when a) they're quite capable of it, and b) the competition has moved on from 550hp, so you can't rock up to the party with something outdated. Sensible? Of course not. Desirable? Ken oath!
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How tall is the upcoming Aviator? It looks noticeably lower than the current gen Explorer.
My guess is it's probably as tall as an MKT.





I wonder if this is Ford is making its SUVs lower and more car-like because it's killing its traditional sedans.

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How tall is the upcoming Aviator? It looks noticeably lower than the current gen Explorer.
My guess is it's probably as tall as an MKT.





I wonder if this is Ford is making its SUVs lower and more car-like because it's killing its traditional sedans.
It's taller than MKT. You realize MKT is low slung more like a wagon right?
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It's taller than MKT. You realize MKT is low slung more like a wagon right?
Maybe not as low as the MKT but the upcoming Aviator still seems more low slung than the current Explorer SUV, that's what I was trying to say.
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Maybe not as low as the MKT but the upcoming Aviator still seems more low slung than the current Explorer SUV, that's what I was trying to say.
I think it has a more sloping roofline than Explorer will.

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I think it has a more sloping roofline than Explorer will.
It's doubtful that Ford will invest into changing the roofline between the Aviator and Explorer. Just like what was done with the higher margin Expedition and Navigator.

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It's doubtful that Ford will invest into changing the roofline between the Aviator and Explorer. Just like what was done with the higher margin Expedition and Navigator.

Explorer and Aviator will share zero body panels, or a roofline. Just like Flex and MKT, MKZ and Fusion, MKC and Escape, Edge and Nautilus.

Expy/Navi are the exception, in that that's a common practice in that segment - GM triplets, Infiniti QX80/Nissan Armada, Toyota Land Cruiser/Lexus LX.

So you can be doubtful, but you'd be wrong.
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Explorer and Aviator will share zero body panels, or a roofline. Just like Flex and MKT, MKZ and Fusion, MKC and Escape, Edge and Nautilus.

Expy/Navi are the exception, in that that's a common practice in that segment - GM triplets, Infiniti QX80/Nissan Armada, Toyota Land Cruiser/Lexus LX.

So you can be doubtful, but you'd be wrong.
That sounds good but we will have to see how that all works out in production form for both models.
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