Lincoln Navigator replacement will arrive in 2016

Article by Christian A., on August 22, 2014

Lincoln introduced the 2015 Navigator back in January and the vehicle was seen as a bonus for brand’s dealers. Still, it appears that the life cycle of this model will be short as the company will redesign the Navigator and roll it out in the second half of 2016 as a 2017MY.

Just like the F-150, the Lincoln Navigator is expected to arrive with an aluminum body which means it will not only be lighter but also more fuel efficient. The 2015 Navigator made its debut with a new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that generates 380 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.

The EcoBoost V6 replaces the old 5.4-liter V8 and it is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Lincoln’s SelectShift. Regarding the design, the 2015 Navigator features the latest version of company’s split-wing grille, LED taillights and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels.

Inside, there is a new steering wheels that was also introduced on the MKC premium small utility. Offered in both long- and short-wheelbase versions, the Lincoln Navigator comes with three rows of seats. Pricing starts at $62,475 including destination and delivery charges.

The 2015 Navigator 4x2 models equipped with the Reserve Package cost $69,975 but if you want the 4x4 models you will have to pay $72,900. The long-wheelbase 2015 Lincoln Navigator L starts at $64,640, but if you want the all-wheel drive version this costs $68,215.

Lincoln Motor Co. is introducing the new 2015 Lincoln Navigator, which is essentially a long-awaited refresh of the third-generation full-size luxury sports utility vehicle that was launched in 2007.

The official introduction of the new 2015 Navigator to the global public will occur at the upcoming 2014 Chicago Auto Show. As unveiled, the refreshed Navigator re-employs on its front end Lincoln's iconic split-wing grille. Inside, the new Navigator makes use of luxurious leather and more customer-focused technologies. All of these styling enhancements match the improved power and hauling capabilities of the new Navigator customers.

Up front, the new Lincoln Navigator sports a newly designed hood, high-intensity discharge (HID) adaptive headlamps with LED accents and jewel-like LED lights. On the revised rear end, the SUV comes with power up/down tailgate and a rear version of the jewel-like LED lights.

Elaine Bannon, chief engineer of the 2015 Navigator, noted that the new full-size luxury SUV is laden with great features that build on the ones that its customers had always wanted. Likewise, Lincoln is offering more features on the refreshed iteration of the Navigator.

As standard, the new Lincoln Navigator rides on 20-inch, machined aluminum wheels, but may ride on 22-inch, polished aluminum wheels when specified with the Reserve Package. When this package is availed, Navigator units also gain chrome-accented running boards.

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