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There is never a time in history where a superior vehicle should be sold for a price delta which in many instances approaches a $20,000 difference in actual transaction prices. The Navigator I truly believe should be segment leading in every way including power, and 425 hp gives Lincoln segment leadership aside from the GLS63 AMG. With that being said as the Navigator moves upmarket I am sure that Ford will reserve the right to bring more power to the table.
 

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Wow! That's the closest I've ever seen a concept car be translated into production form! If anything, I think it looks even better! I love that it's the first Lincoln to incorporate the Continental Concept's actual star shadow grill design VS the "DNA mesh" of the Continental and MKZ.
 

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he Navigator has aluminum construction, and it's propelled by a version of the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 found in so many Ford products. However, the Navigator's engine makes an impressive 450 horsepower compared with the expected 375 horsepower from the Expedition. Those plush ponies goes through a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Inside, the Navigator stays true to the concept, and most important, shares essentially nothing with the plebeian Expedition. Like in the concept, the dashboard is low and wide and features plenty of wood and leather. The instrument panel is a configurable 12-inch display, and to its right is an upright, floating touch screen for infotainment. The buttons for shifting hang off the trailing edge of the dashboard, where a gap opens between it and the center console. The console houses the climate control buttons, and rises to meet the dash. Aside from the luxurious dash, occupants are treated to the Continental's 30-way adjustable front seats, which are heated and cooled. The interior should be whisper quiet as well, thanks to laminated front and side glass. This should allow passengers to better enjoy the available 20-speaker Revel II sound system even more.
 

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Navigator's Black Label trim is called Yacht Club.
 
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Screens are available in the back of the first row seats....I wonder if these will be added to Continental. I know some have complained about there not being an entertainment package available in it.

 
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The interior is very striking and survived surprisingly intact from the concept. It should deliver an impressive high-end experience. It is the ultimate expression of mid-century modernism, very trendy. The light blue color is another current fashion trend, but not my preference.

You'll also notice some new Lincoln exclusive switchgear so there should be virtually no Ford components remaining on the interior.

An exclusive 450HP 3.5L EB seems to be standard, no V8 obviously but much more powerful than the 375HP in the Expedition.

The exterior design overall is surprisingly similar to to the outgoing model because of that tall square and narrow shape with boxy proportions. It looks imposing in person I'm sure. Obviously I don't mean to say it "LOOKS" the same, just that it has a similar architecture.

The rear could have used a more high-end design like a Range Rover but it's not bad.
 

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Well Done Lincoln! Navigator really raises the bar for the large luxury SUV. I can't wait to see the interiors of the other Black Label trim models.

Many customers are going to think twice before pulling the trigger on another Escalade.






 

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Navigator's Black Label trim is called Yacht Club.

This is just Beautiful...Lincoln Black Label Yacht Club
did anyone see what the pale console surface is? more bleached teak? or?

wonder if we'll get full info (esp colors/themes) before the OG comes out (June afaik)
 

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looking good so far, can't wait to see colors other than the nautical themes color which I HATE. I like the Lincoln Spec 3.5, maybe there will even be a higher performance model with a V8, and boy that interior, while it's not the "prettiest from visual stamdpoint", the craftsmanship seems to be approaching RR levels. all in all it translated well better on production form as the concept was too soft. I am let down by the rear though. I feel as though the tailamps should be MUCH more striking.



also why have center console become so wide, it really irks me, and it's not just truck/suvs either, cars are having this problem. I mean they are so wide no that the two front seats are very narrow.
 

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I am let down by the rear though. I feel as though the tailamps should be MUCH more striking.
While I wanted to give the Navigator a 10/10 I had to go 9/10 for this very reason. This (surprisingly) is the weak point of this design. Such a stunning design capped off with a less than stellar (and rather square) rear lamp assembly. Otherwise Lincoln absolutely hit this one out the park, well done! Can't wait to see the LWB version too.
 
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