2018 Lincoln Navigator Redesign, Feature Overview
First unveiled in 1998, Lincoln Navigator is a full-size SUV that offers top-notch luxury and power. It is one of the longest SUVs on the market. The American automobile manufacturer is in the process of upgrading this luxurious car is an effort to make it more competitive. It will release a new model, 2018 Lincoln Navigator, in a year’s time or so.
2018 Lincoln Navigator – Feature Overview:
With most Lincoln SUVs using the F-150 platform, we expect the upcoming Navigator to be based on this platform. The automaker will use aluminum on the body panels and steel on the frame, making the vehicle lighter and stronger. It will be 700 lbs lighter than the previous model. The car will get some exterior features from the MKX.
The front end of 2018 Lincoln Navigator will look more modern with a revised grille and bumper. Concerning lights, all of them will feature the LED or HID technology. The rear end will get a large number of lights: there will be perimeter and brake lights well-positioned on the fascia. On the sides, you can expect 20-inch aluminum wheels and chromed door handles. The interior of 2018 Lincoln Navigator will be all about luxury, comfort and convenience. You should expect leather, soft fabric and other top-quality materials on the entire cabin. Seats will feature premium leather while steering wheel the power-tilt and telescoping technology. As for the space, we are looking forward to a roomier cabin that will offer hassle-free legroom and headspace.
On the side of technology, the Lincoln full-size SUV will get the Ford Sync 3 infotainment system and many other high-tech features. Some of these features include a premium Bose sound system and a three-zone climate control. So your entertainment and air conditioning needs will be well taken care of in the upcoming Navigator. Some more anticipated technological features include Bluetooth, Smartphone and USB.
What’s more? 2018 Lincoln Navigator will be safe and secure with the following protection features: lane keep assist, seatbelts, cruise control, rearview camera, airbags, parking assist, ABS and blind-spot monitoring, among others.
2018 Lincoln Navigator – Powerful Engine and Performance:
Lincoln is expected to unveil a new, more powerful engine. We are anticipating for a 3.5-liter ecoboost V6 engine with a capacity of 400 hp and 480 lb-ft at 5,300 rpm and 2,850 rpm respectively.
The engine will be backed by a 6-speed automatic gearbox which will support an all-wheel drive. As for the speed, the car will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The top speed is expected to be around 120 mph. On the side of fuel economy, the new Lincoln full-size SUV will record 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
2018 Lincoln Navigator – Price, Release Date and Rival:
You will be required to pay around $64,000 to own the base model. There will be one trim level designed to suit people who may need premium features from the new Navigator. This refurbished model will sell at around $75,000. Concerning release date, the car will become available to customers in the last quarter of 2017. These are the cars we expect to limit sales of the upcoming Navigator: Cadillac Escalade, BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GL Class, Range Rover, Infiniti QX80, Volvo XC90 and Lexus LX570.