Lincoln has been trying to make its presence felt in the fast-growing luxury SUV segment and with the upcoming version of 2019 Lincoln Navigator, it may taste success. The huge sized gull-winged concept version showcased earlier raised many eyebrows and few could actually imagine, Lincoln will make the final model pretty close to the concept version. Amazing as it may seem, upcoming 2019 Lincoln Navigator stays close to the concept and it is a stunner.
It can no longer be dismissed as a redesigned old truck with a cosmetic makeover. Luxury wise, it comes very close to popular rivals like Cadillac Escalade and the Infiniti QX80.
2019 Lincoln Navigator Stylish Design
While it sits till based on the Ford Expedition, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator sports a stylish exterior and design wise it is captivating. There are three separate Black Label design themes available for the model- aimed at buyers with deeper wallets. Front side is almost a replica of the concept vehicle and the pronounced headlights and imposing mesh grille make a striking impression on viewers.
It is based on a steel frame and aluminum body. This results in a weight reduction amounting to 200 pounds. The car gets radial 22-inch wheels. Things that are missing from the concept are the huge gullwing doors and side rail steps. It also gets adaptive headlights those change intensity and direction based on the speed of the car. There is also a welcome lighting scheme which lightens up the exterior of the vehicle as the owner comes nearer to it. There are 5 trim levels- Premiere, Select, Select L, Reserve and Reserve L.
2019 Lincoln Navigator Interior
The decadent luxury continues inside the cabin of upcoming Lincoln Navigator as well. Two huge screens are there for infotainment control and gauge cluster. The dashboard, however, is a bit conservative in styling. There are several mechanisms at work to keep noise away from the cabin. A noise-canceling system is there and the car also gets laminated windows. The French-stitched leather seats ooze luxury and they are absolutely comfortable. The front row of seats is equipped with cooling and heating. The three rows of seats get two USB ports along with one 12-volt port. A panoramic sunroof is there.
Advanced Safety Technologies
Buyers of upcoming Lincoln Navigator can expect oodles of luxury features and advanced safety technologies. Audiophiles will rejoice at the presence of Revel Ultima stereo sound setup.
Safety features include a 360-degree camera system, airbags, parking sensors. You also get Adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning.
The Sync 3 infotainment is there which supports Smartphone integration. You get inbuilt 4G LTE modem offering Wi-Fi hotspot and that supports 10 devices at the same time. The wireless range covers 50 feet from the vehicle- ideal when you have a picnic outdoors and still want to access the internet. The car also gets features like leather wrapped steering wheel, 30-way adjustable front seats etc.
2019 Lincoln Navigator Powertrain
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator comes with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 unit which generates 450 HP. There are 6 driving modes like Normal, Excite, Slippery and Deep. A towing mode is activated when a trailer is attached.
The engine is also equipped with auto stop/start technology and it is paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox while AWD is offered as standard. It is no mean feat that such a massive car reaches 60 mph from 0 in less than 6 seconds. Towing capacity is close to 9000 pounds. Ride quality improves with the adaptive suspension.
2019 Lincoln Navigator Price and Expected Release Date
The price is around $73.500 for base trim while top trim pricing is above $82.000. The 2019 Lincoln Navigator is going to debut in late 2018.
Summing it up
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator is a stunning full-sized luxury SUV that gets a superb overhaul. There is a single engine but it is powerful enough and offers good acceleration and fuel economy. It is also capable of towing heavy loads and separate drive modes enhance ride quality. With the plethora of luxurious features and customization choices, it is capable of challenging the arch-rival Cadillac Escalade and Acura MDX.