The Lincoln Navigator has always been a truck-based SUV since 1997. Leading the way in the luxury, full-size SUV category, the Navigator is also suitable for towing boats and trailers. Over the course of its three generations, it has offered an abundance of space for cargo and seating for seven to eight passengers. Now Lincoln introduces an all-new Navigator Concept that offers a strong hint for the next generation luxury SUV.
More space, more smart technologies, and a powerful 3.5-liter V6 with over 400 horsepower are the cornerstones for the new Navigator Concept.
“The all-new Navigator Concept reinforces our commitment to give every Lincoln client what we call quiet luxury – vehicles and experiences that are elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. “This kind of quiet luxury sets Lincoln apart. Now, we’re showing fans of large SUVs how we can exceed their expectations, without being the loudest statement on the road.”
Inspired by luxury yachts and sailboats, the Navigator design team sculpted the exterior with clean, modern lines and Storm Blue paint that envisions the grays and blues of the open sea and sky. The teak finishes, custom gear and wardrobe management system inside carry a distinct marine theme throughout the interior.
Step onto the concertina steps that fold out and slip past the power-operated gullwing doors into an inviting and spacious interior. The light blue, leather-wrapped surfaces and large windows make the cabin feel larger than its true dimensions. Lincoln’s Perfect Position Seats adjust in 30 ways and a Revel premium audio system deliver passenger refinement to a new level.
Powering Lincoln’s concept land yacht is 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine capable of more than 400 horsepower. Torque specs were not released, but they are expected to be strong enough to be a strong towing vehicle and take on the TFLtruck Ike Gauntlet towing test.
Watch the debut of the new Navigator Concept in New York City and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the design.
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