The US automaker has taken the wraps off its new generation Navigator flagship SUV in front of the worldwide audience of the New York Auto Show.
Unfortunately, the all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator is not here with a surprise – at least not in terms of design – although stylish, the new generation comes with a rather conservative, evolutionary, approach. The Navigator is strikingly similar to the Navigator Concept without the gullwing doors that awed the New York Auto Show last year. The new Continental-inspired mesh grille is here, along with sweeping lines – and the Navigator is using lots of aluminum for the body to enable a 200 pounds loss of weight compared to the previous generation. Power is coming from the same biturbo V6 that Lincoln claims it will deliver 450 horsepower, linked to the company’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
The cabin has Navigator luxury instilled, with six USB ports, four 12-volt power outlets, a single 110-volt plug, and a wireless phone charger. Front seats have heating/cooling/massaging functions and 30 ways of adjustment – the rearmost seats can recline for some power napping. There’s also a rear-seat entertainment system with 10-inch adjustable screens – while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are integrated into the standard SYNC 3 system, and there’s also a 20 speaker optional Revel II audio system. Technology perks include a 12-inch configurable instrument cluster with an available heads-up display, parking assist with 360-degree visibility, Trailer Backup Assist, adaptive lighting system and even LED lighting for each row of seats.