The full-sized SUV Navigator is up for enhancements and is going to come as a 2018 Lincoln Navigator. This luxury SUV from the Lincoln brand of Ford will be a better vehicle than its counterpart the Ford Expedition. The Ford Navigator first saw the light in 1997 and its 2018 model will be its debutant for its fourth generation. This 2018 version was first unveiled in 2016 New York International Auto Show and has gone into mass production in that year’s latter half. Its main competitors will be other full-sized SUVs like GMC Yukon and Mercedes G-Class.
2018 Lincoln Navigator – Innovative Features
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator will have a double cockpit type setup in front, with a large central console right in the middle. However, the steering wheel of this SUV will not be laden with an excessive amount of buttons, which is quite unlike any modern day luxury SUV. Its seats have been provided for seven passengers in three rows. Not only front seats but even second-row seats have heating features while leather upholstery is standard.
The American broadcasting company SiriusXM Satellite Radio has provided the radio and navigation features in this car. The instrument cluster will come with white LED while the steering wheel will have wood trimmed leather covering in 2018 Lincoln Navigator. Also, its climate control will be triple-zoned rather than dual. The Lincoln Navigator’s concept version that was on display at New York International Auto Show in March 2016 had gull-wing doors and also fold-down staircases. Now when this vehicle goes into production, the folding stairs will be done away with, but rumors are the gull-wing doors could make its way to the final model.
The Ford has used both aluminum and steel of high strength for the construction of Lincoln Navigator, which has contributed to a loss of weight. Around a thousand pounds have been done away with in Navigator’s 2018 model. However, a powerful engine has enabled it to increase its towing capacity. This luxury SUV can now tow up to 10,000 pounds. Expect a newly designed LED headlights which may reduce its lateral length. A new illuminated logo right at the center of its grille ups the attraction quotient in this vehicle.
2018 Lincoln Navigator – Twin-Turbocharged V6
Most probably a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 will be under the hood of the new Lincoln Navigator. This engine has a powerful output, with around 380 HP and a torque of 460 lb-ft. This unit is very similar to the one in Raptor. Both all-wheel drive and a rear wheel drive will come in this vehicle as standard. Speculation is that a V6 petrol engine might also come out later.
2018 Lincoln Navigator – Release Date and Expected Price
The price of 2018 Lincoln Navigator will not change a lot from its current versions. Its Base model will be available at $64,000 while higher trim models will cost well over $80,000. Expect this model to come out in the latter half of 2017.