Luxury SUV is light and noble

New York, 12 February 2017

If you are interested in American luxury SUVs the size of German districts or a career as a rapper, then the term Lincoln should be Navigator familiar you. Almost 20 years ago, he virtually defined segment of the flashy screen seater, which fits into a normal parking space. Meanwhile, various manufacturers are tightened even with us in the tiny little Europe. And also in America cars such as the Audi Q7, Mercedes GLS or the omnipotent Cadillac Escalade the pioneering Navigator pretty rank expired. High time for a few corrective measures and the all-new Navigator, model year 2018, not only on the outside looks like a step in the right direction.

Close to the study

Its design is clear, pretty noble, and yet somehow very brave. Above all, because it's impressively close to the unrestrained opulent Navigator concept, Lincoln in 2016 at the New York Auto show presented (unfortunately the double doors in the series did it). Including mega grille, huge light band of the tail and retractable running boards. Under its expansive sheet he shares the ladder frame chassis with the current Ford expedition. The body parts are made of aluminium.

450 HP Twin-Turbo V6

The new Navigator is powered by a 3.5-liter Biturbo V6 which should make 450 HP. He sends his power over a ten speed automatic transmission on the rear wheels, or on all fours. Engine and transmission already familiar from Ford's latest F-150-pick-ups. Probably due to the amount of available thrust, Lincoln promises a larger towing capacity than any other luxury SUV. How many kilos can take the Navigator on the hook, but conceals the manufacturer.

Just under 90 kilos lighter

For this, we learn that the seven-seater monster has slimmed down almost 200 pounds (about 90 kilos). Also 300 pounds (nearly 135 kilos) in there would probably have been as at the Ford Expedition and Lincoln speaks of reinvestment in features such as the target towing capacity and a low noise level. A lot of noise insulation and laminated glass for the glass contribute to the quietest Navigator interior of all time.

Inside luxury and tranquillity

There are now so well in reasonable luxury. And not only because of the Holy rest. In the higher equipment levels, the Navigator drips from leather and teak wood. Technically it goes forward, as well. The car features a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to ten devices, six USB ports and four 12-volt connectors. The Group's latest Infotainment System Sync 3 Apple CarPlay and Android car is at all Navigator series. For an additional fee, there is a rear-seat entertainment package with 10-inch screens and Wi-Fi streaming on Android powered devices.

Lots of space and variability in the Interior

Also optionally looks the riders on twelve-inch digital instruments and a head-up display. The front seats have heating, cooling and massage functions and can be adjusted 30-fold. The seats in series three are electrically foldable and expose a so-called 'advanced cargo management system' when not in use. These are a type of adjustable shelf, which can accommodate his cargo according to demand and secure. The 2018er Lincoln Navigator come end of 2017 on the market in the United States. How so far officially not to have the car will be in Europe. The prices are not fixed yet. (black & white)