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Lincoln Navigator Concept Reveals Understated Elegance

Lincoln Navigator Concept Reveals Understated Elegance

By Philly Murtha, March 24, 2016
Lincoln unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show an all-new Navigator Concept SUV with oversized gull wing doors—only for display—that offers cues to the premium brand’s future product design. Restraint and smooth lines describe the SUV’s exterior appearance, which includes Lincoln’s new signature rectangular edgy front grille. The production Navigator, which will look a lot like the concept according to Lincoln officials, is slated to reach dealerships in 2017.

“Effortless, powerful and serene” is how Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln, described the new premium SUV concept at the New York Auto Show. “Quiet luxury” is the latest marketing slogan for Lincoln.

The design team was inspired by luxury sailboats and yachts in designing the concept with a Storm Blue paint exterior that reminds of the sea and sky and 24-in. wheels with a “turbine theme,” Lincoln said. Teak is used for interior accents.

The Navigator Concept is powered by a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine that produces more than 400 horsepower, according to the automaker. Advanced technologies are incorporated to make the SUV “sure-footed” on different road surfaces and there are several driving modes available to adjust steering, suspension, and noise levels. The premium interior features light blue leather with six 30-way-adjustable seats. Other luxury amenities include a custom wardrobe compartment for a day’s outing along with a specially tuned Revel audio system.

Latest safety features including Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection that uses radar and 360-degree, 4-camera technology. A a lane-keeping system is also part of the package. Inside the cabin, head restraint monitors provide Wi-Fi connectivity for music and content and the cockpit features a large panel screen information display.

No details were revealed at the preview about whether the next-generation premium SUV, which seats 7 or 8 passengers, would be built on the new Ford F-Series platform or a different, unibody architecture. Lincoln officials claim that parent Ford created the large luxury SUV segment when it launched the first Navigator in 1997 (Cadillac soon followed with the Escalade).

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