The US automaker caught us by surprise as it has taken the wraps off the Navigator concept during the New York International Auto Show.
The prototype is being used to deliver a first preview of the upcoming new generation Navigator that has been tipped for an introduction next year, but of course Lincoln has already specified the Tesla Model X has nothing to fear as the spectacular gullwing doors will not be present on the production series model. Fortunately the Ford luxury brand says much of the styling will carry over so we’re pretty much tipped to the design of the new generation. Lincoln decided to use the advanced power gullwing doors for the concept to be able to fully showcase the very spacious cabin that in the prototype is accessible using the deployable side steps.
The Navigator concept has been treated to a Storm Blue paint and the interior adopts a light blue appearance and a full leather wrap. The comfortable seats are also adjustable in 30 directions, and Lincoln has even fitted inside a custom wardrobe in the back while entertainment duties are handled by the Revel sound system. There are also lots of technologies: 360-degree camera, latest park assist system, pre-collision assist (with pedestrian detection), and a lane-keeping system. The cabin also boasts wide monitors and support for Wi-Fi connectivity. The driver gets a big all-digital instrument cluster that can be fully customized using the large central touchscreen sitting above the vents. Power comes from the well known biturbo 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine delivering 400 horsepower and it will also be used on the new generation Navigator that will come with an all new chassis for the 2018 model year.