The 2017 New York Auto Show brought a number of big reveals, but perhaps the biggest — at least in size — is the all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator. In the past, the Navigator was a Ford Expedition with a posh badge. For 2018, while the vehicles do share some similarities, the Navigator branches off and becomes its own thing. It looks incredible.
The new Navigator, as expected, wears an aluminum body to save weight. But surprisingly it kept most of the appearance from the bonkers concept that appeared at last year’s show. Aside from the winged doors, the new Navigator looks a lot like the concept. That’s before you even climb into the interior.
Before we talk about the luxurious inside, we need to talk about what powers the new Navigator. Instead of the 3.5L EcoBoost that’s in the Expedition, the Navigator gets a 450 horsepower version of that engine that might be pulled straight from the Raptor. It also has the new 10-speed automatic transmission.
New speed-dependent headlights adjust their beam based on speed, and exterior LED lighting adds class all around. There are even puddle lights that show the Lincoln logo on the ground as you approach.
The inside reminds us a lot of the new Continental, with the same adjustable and comfortable seats. A massive touch screen takes up the center stack, and provides the latest version of SYNC 3 with support for Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Revel audio is on hand, and even on-board wifi keeps everyone in the vehicle connected on the go.
Lincoln has always done big luxury cars well, and the new Navigator looks like it’ll be just as luxurious as the Continental sedan, while offering more space and more power. Why fly some place when you can go in something way more luxurious?
We are eagerly looking forward to checking it out!