2015 Lincoln Navigator
Ford has unveiled the new iteration of the full-size Lincoln Navigator SUV prior to its debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Lincoln has given the Navigator a facelift for 2015, bringing over some of its updated styling cues from its other vehicles. Available exclusively with Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, the new Navigator eschews the previous generation’s 5.4-liter V8. The new EcoBoost engine is able to deliver 370 horsepower versus the V8’s 310hp.
Available either in a standard length (207.4 inches) or extended length (222.3 inches, that’s over 18.5 feet), there’s no hiding the fact that the Navigator is a giant SUV. Good luck finding a parking space in the city with this one. The Navigator is available with either four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and the optional Control Trac system provides added traction and control under messy conditions. The exterior hasn’t changed a lot from last year’s model, but the new HID headlamps with LED running lights and full-width LED taillights look nice and the grille has been updated to a new split-wing-style grille.
Lincoln has reworked the Navigator’s interior, with a new dash, leather-wrapped surfaces, brushed metal accents, and real wood trim. The instrument panel includes an 8-inch touchscreen on the center console and a 4.2-inch LCD in the instrument cluster with SYNC and MyLincoln Touch interfaces. A rearview camera is standard and there is an optional blind spot detection system available.
Although pricing hasn’t yet been released, we should expect to see the 2015 Lincoln Navigator in showrooms this fall.