NEW YORK — The Lincoln Navigator concept is a preview of the redesigned production model due in the fall of 2017. It was designed with Lincoln's theme of "quiet luxury," a philosophy that aims to offer customers a distinct contrast with the more brash designs of crosstown rival Cadillac.
The Lincoln concept was unveiled today at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
According to Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra, "This kind of quiet luxury sets Lincoln apart. Now, we're showing fans of large SUVs how we can exceed their expectations, without being the loudest statement on the road."
Although this concept is close to the production model in terms of its overall size, proportions and features, the eye-catching gullwing doors will not be part of the finished product.
Lincoln used the dramatic doors to show off the nautical-themed interior complete with teak wood accents and a cool blue color theme. There is seating for six, with each position getting one of Lincoln's latest 30-way-adjustable seats. Expect to see these in the front row of the production model only.
Power for this large luxury SUV will come from a turbocharged V6. In the concept it makes over 400 horsepower, but there were no official estimates for the production model. Adjustable driving modes that tailor the engine performance, suspension and steering to varying situations are also expected to be part of the package.
Edmunds says: If you're looking for a large luxury SUV with subdued styling, plenty of room inside and the latest technology, Lincoln will have something new for you starting late next year.