2017 Lincoln Navigator

This brand is Ford’s division which is responsible for luxury vehicles. When it is about SUVs, Navigator is known as one of the company’s most recognizable models and surely one of the best full-size luxury SUVs around. It was originally launched in 1998 and it is currently in its third generation. The third generation model came in 2007 and although it made through some modifications last year, it is expected that next-generation mode will come very soon, probably as 2017 Lincoln Navigator. Fourth-generation model will come completely redesigned, with new styling, new engine, new platform and many more.

2017 Lincoln Navigator front view

2017 Lincoln Navigator changes

Although it is expected that new model will come with excellent styling, the look of 2017 Lincoln Navigator won’t be the most exciting thing about new model. The main trump in attracting customers will be use of many advanced technologies. One of the most important changes in 2017 Navigator will be new platform. According to some insider information, new model will get completely new body, which will use the same technology as new F-150. This means massive use of extra-light materials such as aluminum, high-strength steel and other, which will provide massive weight savings. For example, new F-150 is about 700 pounds lighter and we have no doubt that 2017 Navigator will make such great results too.

2017 Lincoln Navigator interior

2017 Lincoln Navigator engine

It is for sure that new model will come with new engine. Company will definitely replace current 5.4 liter V8. The replacement will come in 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6, which might be significantly smaller, but it is far more advanced and efficient, so it will have similar amount of power, but much, much better fuel economy. The 2017 Lincoln Navigator will also get new transmission. Instead of current 6-speed automatic, it will use new 10-speed transmission, which’s development should be finished until new model comes. It is also possible that we will see 2017 Navigator in hybrid configuration but for now, it is only a rumor.

2017 Lincoln Navigator rear view

2017 Lincoln Navigator competition and release date

Competition in this segment is very hard. Beside this model, there are Cadillac Escalade, Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes Benz GL-Class and other. The 2017 Lincoln Navigator is expected to come in late 2016.