Thanks to Lincoln's new Jet Appearance Package.
Since it debuted for the 2020 model year, the American-made Lincoln Aviator has proven to be a worthy alternative to its more established European luxury mid-size SUV rivals like the Audi Q7 and BMW X5. To broaden its appeal and add more customization, Lincoln added the popular Monochromatic Reserve Package previously reserved for the Corsair, Navigator, and Nautilus to the options list last year, adding an abundance of stylish chrome accents.
Building on its success, Lincoln has unveiled a new dark-themed styling package for the Aviator called the Jet Appearance Package that replaces the chrome accents of the Monochromatic Package with sleek high-gloss black ones.
The grille is blacked-out and the skull caps, roof rails, and lower fascia are also darkened and complemented by black wheel lip moldings and body-colored cladding on the lower doors. Completing the appearance package are black 22-inch wheels. Four exterior colors are available for the Jet Appearance Package: Pristine White, Infinite Black, Silver Radiance, and Burgundy Velvet. When finished in Infinite Black, the all-black Aviator looks menacing with the appearance package.
"The new Jet Package offers a clean, dramatic look that accentuates the presence of Aviator on the road. The black accents emphasize the strong lines and sleek look of the SUV's exterior design," said Lincoln's exterior chief designer, Earl Lucas.
Lincoln hasn't announced pricing details or availability for the Jet Appearance Package, but we expect it will cost around the same as the Monochromatic Package, which was available as a $2,000 option for the Reserve trim.
Starting at $50,550, the 2022 Lincoln Aviator is available with either a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque or a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a combined 494 hp and 630 lb-ft. The V6 is paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission that sends power to either the rear or all four wheels depending on the trim.