Right after Ford released its Expedition, Lincoln followed suit and 2019 Lincoln Navigator saw the light of the day for the very first time. Before we go into details, les go through some crucial information concerning the new generation of Navigator. It is an all-new luxury SUV built on a steel frame construction but with a body of aluminum. The unit powering it is a V-6 engine able to produce 450 horsepower. It is mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission with optional all-wheel drive. In the end, it is totally loaded with safety features, high-tech infotainment system, and all-around luxury interior.
Like we mentioned the 2019 Navigator is built on a high-strength steel frame with the addition of aluminum panels. Thanks to this the SUV is now lighter for 200 lbs in contrast with the former version. Opinions are it might be lighter, but Lincoln justified only 200lb weight loss with the addition of laminated glass that lowers the in-cabin sound.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN
The exterior part of the vehicle is in many aspects similar to the Navigator Concept which debuted a few years ago. Among the most visible differences between the two are of course the lack of gull-wing doors and stair-step rails that were positioned on the side. Rest of the vehicle is developed on terms set by Lincoln for all their models.
On the inside, you will discover that expensive touch. Everything which you are able to see or feel screams of luxury. In addition to the seats, you will also observe that steering wheel and door handles are all covered in stitched leather. On the middle of the dash, there is a 12-inch all-digital cluster on which you can personalize your wants. The system that new Navigator uses is Sync 3, and it includes an AppLink smartphone app, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. From standard gear, you will find a 360-degree camera system, parking sensors, trailer assist system, and Adaptive cruise control. From added features, there are a panoramic sunroof, a Revel II premium sound system boasting 20 speakers and three listening profiles named Stereo, Audience, and On Stage.
2019 NAVIGATOR ENGINE
Under the hood 2019 Navigator has only one option, but the one which will not disappoint. It is a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. Like we said earlier it can boast 450hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. The gearbox available is ten-speed automatic, and also there is all-wheel drive system. According to the manufacturer, 2019 Lincoln Navigator is going to be a leader in a segment regarding performance, towing, and fuel efficiency. They are obviously aiming at Cadillac Escalade, and they believe that their horse is good enough for that race.
So in the end, we will state only that the 2019 Lincoln Navigator will go on sale later this year. As far as the price is considered it will not start at $64000 like it was the case with the prior model. Expect the price to go all up to $74000 which is in the area of Cadillac Escalade.
Both Lincoln and Ford about their entire size SUV offering that has been around at this point for nearly a complete decade. While Ford is usually fine considering the competition, when the Navigator has to compete with the likes of Bentayga or the Range Rover Sport, it doest really look that great for them. The intriguing part is that the car looks ready for production with a few exceptions, but more on that later. The new model is still going to use a trucs chassis, in this case the one from the F-150, but the suspension system will be all new.
To be able to maintain the amount of luxury most people require at this price point, the Navigator will have to drive as a limousine. The whole suspension system is going to be redone, likely with a fully independent setup. On top of that, expect the car to boast better engines than its siblings, a much nicer interior in addition to a unique design. The cost is going to reflect all that for sure. The present model starts at $64000 and it appears that the new one could start at over $70000. The cost will be confirmed when the vehicle is going to be released in late 2017.
So far we have not only seen the concept for the 2019 Lincoln Navigator but also the prototype for the upcoming Expedition. The intriguing part is that the latter has the exact same belt-line and the exact same sharp angle for the windshield. This mostly means that the concept for the Navigator is a good deal closer than we expected. Due to that, it is safe to assume that the front end will probably come with the imposing front grille that debuted on the Continental and with the really subtle headlights. The butterfly doors are just for show on the concept, so the production model will use normal doors. On the other hand, the motorized steps on the sides might come to the production version.
INSIDE THE CABIN OF NEW NAVIGATOR SUV
Here the upcoming Navigator is most likely going to feature a design mostly inspired by the Continental. The broad center stack on the dashboard with the widescreen LCD screen are already a given at this point. The car might also receive a similar steering wheel and center console with a minimal number of buttons. The Navigator will offer quite a little more room and at this point it seems that a seven or eight seats version is a real possibility. The materials will be top of the line across the range and this time around expect its high-end versions to go well past $100000.
We are pretty sure at this point that the 2019 Lincoln Navigator is going to feature a 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V6, the same found in the new Raptor. This engine will probably make over 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque in this particular application. All wheel drive will probably remain an option with the base model coming with rear wheel drive. Luckily though, Fors brand new 10 speed automatic should be the standard feature on all models. Some also suggested that the new Navigator may get a lesser version. This may use a smaller 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 with around 320 to 350 horsepower and up to 350 lb-ft of torque. Though this is less than before, the performance should be on par with the older model. This would be possible as a result of the much lower weight that will come from the extensive use of aluminum for the body.