Lincoln’s new generation full-size SUV has been spotted totally camouflaged for the first time since the carmaker introduced the concept version. This means that they are working on the production model, which should be introduced very soon, possibly in the first half of the next year. Like we said, the testing SUV was completely wrapped, but we managed to see just a small part of the future interior. If you ask us, the cab of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator will have a lot in common with the concept model, especially the dashboard.
There is concept’s large infotainment system, which sports the identical chrome surround. We haven saw the complete dash yet, but it looks like it will be just the same as concept’s. A new center console will be wider that before, while the digital cluster should be simple and clean. Of course, the Lincoln’s full-sizer will pack the impressive equipment and a wide range of technology. After all, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is coming as a highly luxurious SUV, so it must have top-notch features.
The new generation Navigator will ride on the same platform as the 2018 Ford Expedition. Moreover, these two will have a lot in common, so in addition to the same F-150’s chassis, the SUVs will also get pretty the same aluminum body panels. This way, Lincoln’s range-topping model will significantly cut its weight, which will have really large influence on the fuel economy. However, in contrast to the Expedition that will have just one length, the upcoming Navigator will have two wheelbase options.
Of course, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator will share the engines with Ford’s sibling. We think it will get a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 to be the base option. The mill is pretty efficient, and moreover, it delivers 335 horsepower, which is more than enough for the respectable performance. In case you need something bigger, there will be Raptor’s new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine with an enormous output that is rumored to be around 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be matted to Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission.