The new generation of Lincoln’s biggest and most high-priced SUV can enter into generation this year. The production of the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator will need position at the Kentucky Monitor Plant in Louisville and model should move on sale by 2018. We do not have all particulars about the new-gen Navigator but the Lincoln Concept which was presented at the last New York Auto Show give people the idea how the production edition should search and what characteristics should offer.
NEW FOR 2018:
The new Navigator is again estimated to provide chairs for eight individuals and ahead in normal or extended wheelbase. It will remain body-on-frame design as the new Expedition and can follow virtually identical look as the Navigator Concept model. Upgraded powertrain and interior design will even come with the latest computer and security features.
2018 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR: DESIGN
Nothing has officially been claimed about the design of the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator, but we do not have any uncertainty that new model will feature largely similar look as the Lincoln Navigator Concept. The Continental sedan moved to generation with the almost similar search that was previewed on Continental Concept and the same must be with the new Navigator.
The full-size SUV can, like the new Continental and MKZ, follow brand’s new experience with the mesh grille that replaces split-wing design. The headlight should search similar as on the Concept model. The same we expect with the full-width design of the taillights. Body sculpting also needs to get creativity from the Navigator Concept. Develop that attractive design of the wheels will even transfer from the Concept version to the production.
On the other give, what we ought to not expect on the production versions are the fold-down staircase and gullwing doors.
As for the interior design, we ought to also be prepared to copy the Concept model. Clean rush, modern instrument cell and several displays also needs to be viewed in the production version. The piano-like gear selection might also visit production. But, we are certain to get eight or eight seating layout like on the current edition and not six-seater design from the concept.
The new Navigator will even get the latest infotainment and security features. The lane keeping support, surround-view cameras, computerized emergency braking, street departure warning and more effective security programs will be accessible in the new Navigator.
2018 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR: POWERTRAIN, PLATFORM
Under the hood of the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator can again sit the 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 engine. The current model gets 380 hp and torque of 460 pound-feet. But, the new version of this twin-turbocharged and primary injected engine might produce more than 400 hp.
This new Navigator will also use Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission instead of the current six-speed unit. It will also follow Ford’s new platform and possibly aluminum body panels like the new Expedition.
With Lincoln’s repeatedly controlled damping and adjustable steering, the new Navigator can provide the smoother ride.
2018 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new-gen 2018 Lincoln Navigator can occur in the second half of this year. The price should not move much from the current range.