The 2019 Lincoln Aviator Has the Best Gimmick

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There’s no way for me to be cynical about this: The new 2019 Lincoln Aviator will not just be a rather handsome iteration of the innumerable crossovers on today’s market, but it will also be debuting a plainly wonderful little gimmick when it debuts at the LA Auto Show. Various chimes for the car will be from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.


You can hear a little example of one of the chimes about 28 seconds into this otherwise slightly self-serious announcement video:

In any case, the three-row not-offroader will debut at the LA Auto Show at the end of the month. What’s interesting is that there will be more that the car will not present, as the Detroit News reports:

The DSO worked through multiple sessions to develop the alerts. Lincoln narrowed the chime sounds down from 125 recorded options. It’s a first-ever feature for Lincoln.

I want to hear the ones they chose not to use. I hope somebody decided against a blat of french horns every time you opened the door because it kept giving people heart attacks.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.



I know this matters very little to most people but honestly and truly the Ford chime is absolutely one thing preventing me from considering a Ford product. Is like nails on a chalkboard to me. I welcome this