All over the net I've seen this photo, which I borrowed from the above linked article at AutoBlog. The production version of the new Lincoln Aviator Crossover SUV. It's very close to the concept vehicle and the only fault I can see with this picture is it's white. Why would anyone want this ice box on wheels. I hate silver, but even that would have been a better choice. Maybe who ever decides what color is released in photos needs a slap. This will be the first home for the new 3.5 L DOHC V6 making 245-250 hp, depending on where you read. But at Jeff Fisher points out in his blog, this is middle of the pack power in a vehicle that should have 50 hp more to be really competative. Another case of Ford shooting for the middle.
I wonder why no pics of the front? But here is the concept and you can see how close the production model is, just loosing the glass hatch and slimming the C pillar slightly, both smart improvements.
I must have been one of the rare few who liked the original Aviator. I know it's just a pimped out Explorer, but I wanted one of these with the DOHC 4.6, very cool. But the new Aviator is a smarter move.
Now I'd love to see this front end treatment of the concept, but am sure we'll see something closer to the Zephyr below.