The 2018 Lincoln Navigator

May 8th, 2017 by

2018 Lincoln Navigator

Kumar Galhotra, Lincoln Motor Company president, says, “Quiet luxury is both a look and a feeling. The all-new Navigator embodies both. The sleek styling, spacious interior and technology are all designed to make each trip effortless.” The 2018 Lincoln Navigator certainly lives up that ethos.

The Lincoln Navigator concept stunned the New York Auto show with gull-wing doors and concertina steps. Reportedly, Lincoln only included those features in order to show off the glorious interior. But, while you won’t find flip-up doors on the production model, an incredible number of features did make it to market.

Luxury in Flight

The engine actually beats the concept’s projected performance numbers. The twin-turbo V6 (when equipped with 93-octane fuel) is capable of delivering 450 horsepower. Controlling that power is a 10-speed transmission that can keep the engine running at its peak for longer than traditional transmissions. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator also offers six selectable driving modes including “Deep Conditions” and “Slippery.” With that combination of power and sophistication, it’s obvious that you’ll be able to conquer almost any driving scenario. From towing (class-exclusive trailer backup assist) to city driving in a snowstorm, the Lincoln Navigator is highly capable.

“…a little more indulgent.”

Notwithstanding, you might ignore the 2018 Lincoln Navigator’s specification sheet. Not because it isn’t exceptional, but because the Navigator is beautiful. It’s quite simply one of the most stylish SUVs ever built. Lincoln has given it the signature mesh grille with chrome frame that debuted on the Continental. 22-inch wheels spin like jet turbines and the rear pillars have been darkened to give the roof the illusion of floating.

“We took everything the client would see and touch, and made sure it would look and feel a little more exuberant, a little more indulgent and incredibly beautiful,” says design director, David Woodhouse. Evidently, he succeeded. Inside the Navigator, there are available second-row, 10-inch screens like those you’d find in an airline’s first-class cabin. The available Perfect Position Seats have 30 points of adjustment (30!) with heating, cooling, and massage. With the personalised key fob, your Navigator can restore your seat, mirror and pedal positions, as well as climate control and entertainment preferences.

First-Class Technology

They may not be concertina steps, but the power-deployable running boards are impressive, nonetheless. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator will also have a new Head-Up Display. The HUD uses Digital Light Projection (technology used in cinema screening). This provides a clearer image, and remains highly visible in bright light and through polarised lenses – conditions which ruin competitor’s HUD. DLP, developed in concert with Texas Instruments, is exclusive to Lincoln. SYNC 3 infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard. There’s also wireless device charging and and an available 20-speaker Revel® Ultima Audio System. Other available technology includes:

  • 360-degree camera and enhanced park assist
  • Adaptive cruise control slows Navigator in stop-and-go traffic
  • 12-inch customisable instrument cluster

When it first hit production, the Lincoln Navigator defined the full-sized, luxury SUV category. When the 2018 Lincoln Navigator arrives later this year, it may well revolutionise it.

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