One of the most luxurious big SUV will be the upcoming 2017 Lincoln Navigator. When it comes to full-size luxury SUVs, there is no vehicle that defines this segment better than Lincoln Navigator. The current Navigator has been introduced around 9 years ago and it really has aged well, but the problem is that other car manufacturer have already released new models in this demanding SUV segment and the Navigator seems to be losing customers.
According to the latest reports that have surfaced online, the American manufacturer is finishing first stage of testing the model that is set to replace the one that is currently on sale. This model should be introduced this year and it will go on sale as the 2017 Lincoln Navigator.
Traditional Design – Exterior & Interior
Navigator has been updated recently, but not significantly and because of that experts say that the new 2017 Lincoln Navigator is coming in the right moment. When it comes to the exterior, we expect that the new Navigator will have a fresh and modern design, but what is more important is that the American manufacturer plans to use a completely new platform and body made out of aluminum.
The platform that will be used is very similar to the one used on the current Ford F-150 which also has an aluminum body (which helped it shed 700 pounds). The front of the new 2017 Lincoln Navigator will get new bigger grille with chrome elements – experts say that we should expect that the dual grille is part of the history and that the new Navigator will have an unified grille (just like the new Lincoln Continental).
The headlights should have rectangular shape, but will come with LED elements and integrated LED daytime running lights. The back of the new Navigator will have larger LED taillights, but a smaller rear bumper that fits better in the overall design of the car.
When it comes to the interior, the upcoming 2017 Lincoln Navigator will also have a completely redesigned cabin, with the design used exclusively in this model. The American manufacturer is working on using more high quality materials for the interior, especially the soft touch plastic and premium leather for the seats and accents.
The new Lincoln Navigator will have more features and equipment to be part of the base equipment and it will get the update infotainment software along with a bigger touch screen display.
The Engine range & Specs
Most of the people were disappointed when Lincoln decided to stop using V8 engines in 2015. It is safe to expect that the new 2017 Lincoln Navigator will not be getting a V8 engine, but it will come with a V6 EcoBoost unit – most probably the 3.5l engine that produces around 370 horsepower.
On the other hand, the future 2017 Lincoln Navigator could be the first Navigator ever to be offered with hybrid powertrain, but it is highly unlikely that it will be offered immediately.
2017 Lincoln Navigator Price
Some experts say that the base version of the 2017 Lincoln Navigator should start at around $35,000.
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator should go on sale in second half of 2016. The biggest rivals are Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes GL-Class.
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