Revealed back in January and making its official public debut during the Chicago Motor Show, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is now officially on sale across the US, with the MSRP starting from $62,475.
The Cadillac Escalade rival has been totally updated for the 2015 model year, featuring an enhanced engine, a brand new styling for the exterior and interior and many features that make it worthy of the full-size luxury SUV market. Both the Escalade and Navigator have been presented as new generations under auspicious times, as buyers have lifted the SUV/crossover segment to new sales heights in the US.
“The 2015 Lincoln Navigator provides many upgrades over the outgoing model, offering customers – whether loyal Navigator owners or drivers new to the brand – new and compelling reasons to consider driving a Navigator,” said Matt VanDyke, Lincoln’s global director.
The Navigator can be had with two wheelbase lengths – standard (119 inches – 3,022 mm) and extended (131 inches – 3,327 mm), with the SUV also available in rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive configurations.
“The new Lincoln Navigator has more of what our customers want delivering both power and beauty,” said Elaine Bannon, chief engineer. “It’s got the new Lincoln design DNA on the exterior, a redesigned instrument panel and a new Reserve option with 22-inch wheels along with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine. Once we were able to include all of those elements, I knew we had a vehicle people will love.”
The model is powered by the known V6 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that churns out in this case 380 bhp (283 kW) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque. The EPA estimates stand at 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined for the entry-level standard-wheelbase 4×2 Navigator.