The 2016 Lincoln Navigator is a full sized SUV crossover which is manufactured by Ford’s Luxury car designer wing, Lincoln. The first navigator was introduced in 1998. According to Lincoln, the 2016 addition will mark the start for the fourth generation line-up.
2016 Lincoln Navigator Redesign, Exterior
The new Lincoln Navigator update will feature an aluminum body kit (more or less based on 2015’s Ford F-150 platform) which will help reduce around 700 pound off the exterior’s weight. The exterior is pretty boxy with aggressive accents and dents, which make the exterior look, well boxy and unchanged! The Navigator’s exterior design has become somewhat a quintessential image and the manufacturer does not wish to tamper with its stupendous designs, but Lincoln is still working on the model, so let’s hope to expect a little change in this department. Other notable feature is that the navigator has the standard Lincoln Split front grille. The grille is larger than before with a very narrow air intake underneath. It is also featured with elongated square shaped head and fog lights. Maximum towing capacity is 9000 lbs. and maximum payload 1560 lbs.
Lincoln Navigator 2016 Interior
The interior for the new 2016 Lincoln Navigator full-size SUV can be described as spacious, comfortable and luxurious. The seats and steering wheel are covered with premium leather which is held together by contrast stitching. The cabin also features a wood accent of treated veneer with a distinct grain pattern used mainly for boats and yachts. The instrument panel will have a top notch “MyLincoln” infotainment system which will adorn many innovative features and specs. The control panel is also expected to be equipped with a digital speed-o-meter, for better and accurate display of the vehicle’s speed.
Engine, new Lincoln Navigator specs
The 2016 Lincoln Navigator has a 3.5 liter V6 Ecoboost engine. The SUV abandoned the 5.7 liter Triton V8 engine in its older version. The 3.5 liter drivetrain is expected to produce 365 horsepower @ 5000 rpm and generate 420 pound-feet of torque @ 2500 rpm. The engine is also equipped with a 6 speed automatic transmission which has been newly introduced by Ford for rear wheel drive formats. There is also the possibility of a hybrid unit and a 3.6 liter (with better fuel economy) as an option with the base and economical, 3.5 liter Ecoboost engine. Fuel consumption for CTY/HWY 16 mpg/22 mpg. with tank capacity of 28.0 gal.
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2016 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Price
The luxury SUV will be available for sale in the second half of 2016 and the price is expected to range around 38 thousand dollars to 40 thousand dollars. The SUV will have many tough competitors like Lexus LX, Nissan Patrol and Cadillac Escalade. Even so, the SUV is expected to face these obstacles head on and provide its manufacturers the result which they anticipate.
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