Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain: 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 75-kW electric motor, 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery Just a few years ago many folks would have probably answered that question with, “Absolutely not!” A marketplace laggard, the brand had no compelling products and was probably living on borrowed time. But today things are dramatically different for this make named after America’s 16th president, especially now that their reborn Aviator SUV has been cleared for takeoff. Ever since it debuted in concept form at the 2018 New York auto show, this three-row utility vehicle has been Lincoln’s most anticipated product launch in, well, decades. And why shouldn’t it be? With elegant styling, a seemingly well-sorted interior, plenty of versatility and some powerful drivetrains, it looked like the real deal, at least as it sat on the auto-show turntable. With development work complete, manufacturing underway and delivery looming, we finally get to see if the Aviator lives up to all that hype, or if Lincoln’s ongoing renaissance has fizzled out like a damp sparkler on a rainy Fourth of July. In keeping with this brand’s novel use of real names opposed to the alphanumeric pandemi...