The Navigator is a product of Ford Motor Company’s luxury division Lincoln. It is a full-size SUV and is one of the synonyms for a luxury in its segment. It was originally launched in 1998 and so far we have seen three generations of it. Current model was released in 2007 and although it comes refreshed for 2015 YM, it will be replaced soon. According to several reliable sources, company already tests new, fourth-generation model which will probably come in two years as 2017 Lincoln Navigator.
2017 Lincoln Navigator specs
Ford Motor Company already works on next-generation model of this luxury SUV and it seems that 2017 Lincoln Navigator will come with many significant changes. One of the most important will definitely be new aluminum-made body structure, which will together with use of high-strength steel provide massive weight savings. This new technology already came with new F-150, which is around 700 pounds lighter than its predecessor, so it is expected that 2017 Navigator will make similar results. When it is about styling, it is still early to talk about it, but we expect that new model will follow company’s new design language that characterizes new models like MKX and MKZ and also plenty of new technologies.
2017 Lincoln Navigator engine
Well, one thing is for sure. The 2017 Navigator will not use V8 units anymore. Already for refreshed 2015 YM, company decided to replace big 5.4 liter Triton SOHC V8 with 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 that is far more advanced and has much better fuel economy. At this moment, it looks that this unit will remain for next-generation model. On the other side, current 6-speed automatic transmission will be replaced probably with new 10-speed transmission, which is still in a phase of development. Beside this EcoBoost option, it is also possible that we will see 2017 Lincoln Navigator in some Hybrid configuration but, for now, this is just a speculation.
2017 Lincoln Navigator release date and competition
Although it is still far away from serial production, all indicates that new model will come in late 2016 as 2017 Lincoln Navigator. It will compete models like Cadillac Escalade, Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes Benz GL-Class.