After a Methuselah-like wait, the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator is finally here, and we're happy to report not much has changed from the showstopping concept vehicle. The production version recently bowed at the New York Auto Show, and here it is in all its glory. The big three-row, Ford Expedition-based SUV sports more style and luxury than ever before at just the right time for Lincoln. Here are the details and the delicious photos of the new Navigator.
The Navigator gets the same engine as the Expedition, but power gets bumped up significantly to move the land yacht. The twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 delivers 450 horsepower in the Navigator, 75 more than the Expedition's mill. It's mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The gullwing doors from the concept are gone, replaced with conventional chrome door handles (too bad the window frame mounted versions from the Continental didn't make it. The SUV flagship gets a bold Lincoln mesh grille long chrome fender side vents and the stunning turbine wheels from the concept car.
The Navigator's interior is
The seats get memory positions, as do mirrors, pedals, climate control, and entertainment with a nifty feature known as "Personal Profile". Passengers get numerous USB and 12-volt outlets, as well as access to the world wide web via a 4G LTE hotspot that allows connectivity for up to 10 devices.
The front seats get near-infinite adjustability with 30-way adjustable front seats, with both heating and cooling. There's also supreme quietness inside thanks to
Upper crusty features go up a notch on the top-of-the-line Black Label models, and one of the best examples is the fancy illuminated Lincoln badge that lights up the curbside as the driver approaches with the keys.
No details on pricing or sale date have been announced, but the new Expedition on which the Navigator is based will sell this fall, so expect the Navigator to not be far behind. There will eventually be a long-wheelbase Navigator for those who want even more executive style.