With the updated Lincoln Navigator, the American manufacturer continues to push the narrative of its tarmac-based first-class travel products. New to this large SUV are a number of premium and modern touches both inside and out.
Where power is concerned, the updated Lincoln Navigator uses a twin-turbocharged 3,5-litre V6 to deliver 328 kW and 691 N.m of torque which is in fact 10 kW less than the pre-facelifted model. Improvements however, are made to the adaptive suspension with a road preview feature. With this, body movements and vehicle motion, as well as steering, acceleration, and braking activities, are constantly monitored by 12 sensors, including a forward-facing camera, that read the road 500 times per second and automatically prompt adjustments up to 100 times per second to mitigate any unpleasant impacts.
Within the cabin, the updated Lincoln Navigator aims to accentuate comfort by means of an upgraded massage system that is fitted to the 30-way adjustable seats of the driver and passenger. Second-row seats now boast heating and ventilation as standard and massaging capability with active motion. Further enhancing the rear passenger experience is a new 5,8-inch digital module which can be used to control select pieces of equipment.
Enhancing the aspect of entertainment in the updated Lincoln Navigator is a Revel Ultima 3D audio system that consists of 28 speakers throughout the cabin. To create a calming atmosphere, the system emits six unique symphonic chimes recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. These crystalline chimes replace standard electronic alerts to inform drivers of everything from an open fuel door to an unbuckled seat belt.
Lastly, the updated Lincoln Navigator introduces Fire TV to elevate the rear entertainment experience provided by the 10,1-inch screen with wireless Bluetooth headphones.
Back to the front row, the updated Lincoln Navigator now sports a new and larger 13,2-inch center stack screen and 12-inch configurable digital cluster with a re-imagined head-up display.
“Elevating a vehicle as successful as Navigator is no small feat, and our team accomplished this with pride – turning heads and pulling our clients into the sophisticated, sleek design both inside and out,” said Kemal Curic, design director, Lincoln. “Building on what we already know and further refining our strengths, we explored more ways for clients to enjoy the sanctuary of their vehicle, using it as a space for personal relaxation and wellness – from home, to work and to stationary moments.”