The 2018 Lincoln Navigator made its official debut last week at the New York International Auto Show and days later there’s still plenty of buzz about it. A lot of the design and thought process from last year’s concept carried over. “We wanted the exterior to be about elegance,” says Lincoln design director David Woodhouse, who points out design elements inspired by yachting.
A new 450 hp, 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 will power the Navigator, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. “It’s about bringing the quiet luxury experience to the large utility segment,” says Andrew Kernahan, the Navigator’s chief program engineer. “What we’ve achieved is effortless power in a luxurious vehicle that has first-class space in all three rows.”
“The interior is all about sanctuary … it is a new design vision going forward,” shares Woodhouse.