The new Lincoln Navigator Concept is an elegant barge of luxury that features a set of humungous gull wing doors! Need we say more?
In the past, the Lincoln Navigator was just essentially a repackaged Ford Expedition with the fancy Lincoln badges. The American luxury brand was a rather dormant one over the last few years, but the introduction of the new Navigator concept is a promising sign for the brand. The new car is bespoke, enormous and surprisingly elegant!
The Navigator concept features Lincoln’s new badging which features the brand name in bold letters on the rear. Does this remind you of a Range Rover? Well, that’s not the only thing that the Navigator concept has in common with the British off-roader. The entire silhouette of the car is rather reminiscent of the Ranger Rover and features similar aspects such as the blacked out C and D pillars. Now, Ford has been accused in the past of copying many designs and that really hasn’t bothered them in the least, so not much we can say here! Don’t be too overwhelmed by the gull wing doors and the wood panel staircase on the concept car, because these elements sadly won’t make it to the road car (Bummer!). Lincoln says that the gull wing doors were used to provide maximum visibility and accessibility to show off the Navigator’s interiors.
Powering this huge yacht of car is a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged Eco Boost V6 motor which should produce at least a healthy 400 HP, which represents a bump of 20 horsepower from the previous generation Navigator. The Navigator will feature a brand new chassis, though Lincoln have been tight lipped about most of these details. The exterior of the car features a lot of chrome and other sophisticated touches. The new headlamp design is modern and has that distinct 21st century DRL integrated design that adds a certain aura to the front end.
The interior is a nice place to be, and is trimmed with teak and chrome. The Navigator has three rows of seats and can seat 6 to 8 people comfortably. Large displays garnish each row of seats providing entertainment for every passenger on board.
The new Navigator is definitely an interesting concept. It should hit showrooms by next year in the United States along with the Continental. The Navigator and the Continental would be twin-flagship models that pave the way for the Lincoln brand.
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