This model is definitely one of the best-known models from Ford’s luxury division. It is a full-size luxury SUV, which also a flagship model from Lincoln, when it is about SUVs. Original model was introduced in 1997. So far, there are three generations of it, but fourth is expected to come in near future. As you probably know, current model is present for more than eight years. Although it received few updates during this period, it is still considered as outdate in many aspects. The last update was made this year and included some changes that we can expect also to see in next generation model. New model is expected to come as 2017 Lincoln Navigator and it is expected to come late next year.
2017 Lincoln Navigator details
New model is in an advanced stage of development. However, Ford neither released some official information nor we saw some test model on the street so it is hard to say something more precise about new model. However, one thing is pretty much for sure. The 2017 Lincoln Navigator will ride on new platform. It is the same platform that is used for new Ford F-150. This basically means that new model’s body will be made of extra light materials such as aluminum or high-strength steel. New F-150 came for about 700 pounds lighter than its predecessor, so we can expect that 2017 Lincoln Navigator will also come with significant results, when it is about weight reduction. When it is about SUV’s styling, there is not much information. It is expected that new model will borrow many styling cues from MKX concept. Since this is a flagship model, we also expect to see plenty of new and unique design solutions on this model.
2017 Lincoln Navigator engines
As you probably know, the biggest change on last update was under the hood. Instead of large and thirsty V8, current model now features more economic and more efficient 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engine. This unit outputs 380 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Lincoln Navigator will continue with the use of this engine, but instead of current 6-speed automatic, we are expecting to see new 10-speed automatic transmission, which Ford develops together with GM. It is also rumored that new model could come in hybrid variant.
2017 Lincoln Navigator release date and price
Exact details are still unknown. However, we expect to see 2017 Lincoln Navigator late next year. Price is not expected to be drastically changed, compared to current model.