The three-row, mid-size SUV made its glorious debut at the LA Auto Show. As Jalopnik notes, the base model runs a twin-turbocharged V6 that produces a formidable 400 horsepower.
But in the Grand Touring version, the engine is incorporated into a hybrid powertrain that brings 50 more horses to the party. An adaptive suspension that uses a front-facing camera to read changes to terrain and make adjustments accordingly helps handle the power.
Semi-autonomous features that are becoming commonplace in premium vehicles are programmed into the Aviator's software. They include lane centering, steering assist, and adaptive cruise control.
What's really noteworthy about the Navigator's little brother is its swanky interior. Rich leathers, rosewood finishes and brushed aluminum appliqué give the cabin a truly upscale feel. Combined with a 28-speaker Revel audio system that plays alerts recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Aviator really does have an atmosphere that practically begs you to take the long way home.
Oh, and you can use your phone as a key.
No price has been announced, but expect to pay a pretty penny for this truly decadent ride.