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post #31 of 209 (permalink) Old 11-02-2017, 01:39 PM
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post #32 of 209 (permalink) Old 11-02-2017, 02:36 PM
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The new Navigator looks so much more upscale compared the Escalade. I hope that it is able to pick up more of the SUV market but seeing how much loyalty there is for the GM's SUVs it may be harder than expected. GM fanboys are trying to downplay the Navigator but with so many good reviews plus reports of GM next gen SUVs getting IRS and Alu Ford/Lincoln has obviously up the standards in this segment.
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Some recent media quotes on new Navigator;



“The suspension tightens up really nicely, and the Excite mode is great. I thought Continental was the reset button for Lincoln, but this one is the real deal. If Lincoln can instill this through the rest of its fleet, they will have something really special.”

n Christian Wardlaw, New York Daily News

“I was really surprised at how nimble the car felt. It’s still a big vehicle, but it doesn’t drive that way. Your HUD is really well executed, and your Excite mode feels better than a normal Sport mode in other vehicles.”

n Brian Cooley, CNET

“The luxury touches are so evident throughout the vehicle and unbelievably powerful with the 3.5-liter. I thought I would be disappointed coming straight from an Aston Martin program, but I wasn’t at all. Can you quote a high five?”

n Jaime Florez, Autoproyecto, ESPN

“Loved the combination of the engine and the transmission. When you stepped on the accelerator, you couldn’t tell how heavy the vehicle is. And noticeable difference between Normal and Excite, could really feel a difference between the different modes.”

n Mark Takahashi, Edmunds.com

“This will perform well in its segment. It’s priced competitively and has features and technologies that its competitors don’t offer.”

n Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book, Auto Trader

“You have a beautiful vehicle on your hands – this was a job well done by the entire team.”

n Brian Douglas, Gentry

“Love how easy the wireless charging is. Plenty of technology to write about. And I really like the Normal mode (in Lincoln Modes). Makes it very smooth and refined and an overall really enjoyable drive.”

n Tom Samiljan, Bloomberg Pursuits



“I think you’re going to sell a lot of these. My audience is going to be very excited about this.”

n Simon Gomez, Univision

“I can’t think of anything that I didn’t love about this vehicle.”

n Branden Peters, Ballerstatus.com

“It handled extremely well the entire drive. And I loved the HUD – really well done feature for customers.”

n David Lee, Destination Luxury

“It was a good drive. The route really allowed you to showcase and show off the vehicle’s fun driving.”

n John Pearley Huffman, Car & Driver

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Seems to me they knocked it out of the park.
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I can't imagine anyone in the market for a large luxury suv NOT to pick the 2018 Navigator unless they go Range Rover.

But with the current direction of the Explorer and maybe the next gen Explorer/Aviator, Edge/MKX, and Escape/MKC, they all may get a bit sleeker, less bulky, lighter weight, and sporty and modern.

This interior is just so Beautiful to look at.

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I can't imagine anyone in the market for a large luxury suv to pick the 2018 Navigator unless they go Range Rover.

But with the current direction of the Explorer and maybe the next gen Explorer/Aviator, Edge/MKX, and Escape/MKC, they all may get a bit sleeker, less bulky, lighter weight, and sporty and modern.

This interior is just so Beautiful to look at.

What?
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What?
I suspect there is a typo in there somewhere.
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I suspect there is a typo in there somewhere.
I was missing the word NOT.
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The Burgundy is very 80's chic and fits Lincoln's retro vibe but it's HEINOUS to my Gen X eyes who still remembers those oppressively dark and stuffy monochromatic Burgundy interiors of the age. I'm glad they are doing different things but that is NOT going to age well. Navigator has a long history of those garish design sins that people talk about decades later. At least it appears to be a quality design sin

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For every few positives, I guess we can expect to be treated to several negatives from the usual source.
Consistency has it's benefits. I guess.
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