Even though Lincoln is working hard on the new generation Navigator, we are not so sure that the all-new full-size SUV could be ready for the upcoming 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Ford’s luxury department already introduced the concept model, but this is far away from the production model. Moreover, these two will share just some styling cues and nothing else.
On the other hand, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator will have a lot in common with the next generation Expedition. The models will share the lightweight architecture and specific engine options. According to the latest reports, the luxurious full-size SUV will offer two engines. The base model will use an efficient 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which can easily deliver up to 335 horsepower. Still, the high-end model will deliver notably more power, because it’s getting Raptor’s amazing 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. The mill will be capable of delivering a whopping 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of twist. It’s quite clear that both engines should deliver notably better fuel economy, which will be additionally boosted with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Like we already mention, the redesigned Navigator SUV will use the aluminum-intensive chassis that will significantly reduce the curb weight. This is essentially body-on-frame platform borrowed from the F-150 pickup truck, so except the lightweight materials, it will also make the vehicle more rigid. The prototype we saw is still hidden beneath the heavy camouflage, but this doesn’t stop us to figure out what’s happening. Our insider claims that the 2018 Lincoln Navigator won’t differ too much from the concept model we saw earlier. Moreover, except the conventional doors, the production model will have nothing new. These are great news because the concept model looks truly amazing.
Stay tuned for updates.