You knew it was coming and even had a sneak peek of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator, and now, right here it is, in all its official glory. The first thing you’ll want to know is that it isn’t an all-new mannequin, but an all-encompassing facelift that extends to the powertrain compartment where the current Navigator’s 5.four-liter V8 provides way to a recent 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine.
Now let’s dive into extra details beginning with the revised exterior of a vehicle that has been in the marketplace in its current boxy type since 2007. The front of the total-measurement SUV garnered the most consideration from Lincoln’s designers gaining a extra in-your-face, protruding version of the brand’s break up-wing grille, flanked by a new set of headlamps with LED accents.
The entrance and rear bumpers are redesigned for 2015, with new, full-width LED tail lamps, profile trims and 20- or 22-inch alloy wheel designs wrapping up the exterior nip and tuck.
Moving on inside, Lincoln tried to modernize sure components of the large body-on-body SUV with an all-new instrument cluster encompassing two 4.2-inch LCD shows, an eight-inch touch screen for the newest SYNC with MyLincoln Touch driver connectivity system in the heart stack, and a push button start.
There’s additionally an out there Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) that indicators when one other car is detected in an adjacent lane behind both rear wheel and a brand new rearview digital camera that displays a colour picture on the touch screen.
The Navigator will even supply for the primary time the model’s Continuously Managed Damping energetic suspension, electrical energy steering and MyLincoln Contact infotainment system.
The redesigned interior features non-compulsory leather seating throughout and upgraded trim materials, together with Ziricote wood.
In contrast to the Ford F-a hundred and fifty it’s related to, which is getting a radical overhaul with aluminum bodywork for 2015, the changes to the Navigator symbolize more of a late mid-cycle replace for a model that’s been largely unchanged for the reason that third-technology truck was revealed on the Chicago Auto Show in 2006.
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator release date shall be in this Fall. As with the Escalade it competes against, it remains the only car in the Lincoln lineup with an actual name, reasonably than a three-letter designation.