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2018 Lincoln Navigator gains an extended-length model

2018 Lincoln Navigator gains an extended-length model image

Anton Andres / Lincoln | June 23, 2017 16:56

Lincoln reveals full lineup of the all-new Navigator

Lincoln is slowly revealing more details on the next-gen Navigator. Not only that, the American luxury marque has also unveiled the bigger, extended-length version of their full-size SUV. This all-new model marks the second-generation of long-wheelbase Navigators.

2018 Lincoln Navigator gains an extended-length model

According to Lincoln, the extended Navigator measures 'nearly a foot' more than the standard length model. From the B-pillar and back, it gets a unique rear door treatment, longer rear windows and, of course, more room inside. Lincoln adds that the redesigned rear doors aid in the entry and egress of third-row occupants. As for the rest of the car, it retains the look of the front fascia, rear tailgate and wheel designs.

As for the variants, all Navigator body styles are available in four trim levels. It starts with the Premiere and then moves up to the Select. A notch above the Select is the Reserve while serving as the top-spec model is the Black Label.

With the bigger body, Lincoln is boasting about the Navigator's cargo capacity. Even with the third row in place, it gains another 425 liters worth of room for luggage. Exclusive to the stretched Navigator is an underfloor storage compartment.

2018 Lincoln Navigator gains an extended-length model

Like the regular wheelbase counterpart, this variant of the Navigator has an interior design far separated from the SUV it's based on, the Expedition. It boasts a uniquely designed dashboard, being more rounded at the center section than its Ford counterpart. Also, it takes a different approach to the infotainment screen sporting a tablet-like design. The center console is mounted higher and, instead of soft touch foam, the Navigator's dash is trimmed in leather. Lincoln is offering three choices for interior themes, namely Chalet (tan), Yacht Club (blue and white) and Destination (burgundy)

All models come standard with SYNC 3 with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Second-row passengers have their own audio and climate control, while third-row seats feature power recline capability. Standard in the Black Label is a rear entertainment system with ten-inch screens and a Revel II audio system with 20 speakers, as well as Perfect Position Seats, which offer massage, heating and cooling functionality, and can be adjusted up to 30 different ways. These features are optional extras for the rest of the range.

Lincoln is still tight-lipped about powertrain specifics but it will be more powerful than the one in the Ford Expedition. Whereas the Expedition range starts with 375 PS, Lincoln claims that the Navigator will punch out 456 PS from the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. With that output, the Navigator gets the most powerful tune of the said turbo V6. It then shifts via a newly-designed ten-speed automatic transmission.