2018 Lincoln Navigator

The New Lincoln Navigator is Here, and You're Going to Want One High Resolution
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Watch out, Cadillac... Lincoln is BACK!

The days of a worn-out, aging Navigator are gone. Lincoln has finally given its full-size luxury SUV a proper makeover, complete with a high-horsepower EcoBoost V-6, an upscale appearance and perhaps the classiest interior ever seen in the American SUV segment. Of course, the new Navigator is based on Ford’s all-new Expedition. Both share a new high-strength steel frame, aluminum construction for the body, and Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. Cadillac has held the luxury SUV torch for years with its well-regarded Escalade, but Lincoln could soon be taking the lead.

“Quiet luxury is both a look and a feeling. The all-new Navigator embodies both.” That’s what Lincoln president Kumar Galhotra said about the Navigator when it debuted at the 2017 New York Auto Show. He continued, saying, “The sleek styling, spacious interior, and technology are all designed to make each trip effortless.”

Lincoln has worked tirelessly to build back its reputation of class, elegance, and that old-school charm. Take those Matthew McConaughey commercials, for example. He’s wearing a suit – tie gone, collar undone – hand sprawled over the steering wheel after a long day at some white-collar position in a successful career built over time. It’s smooth jazz music playing softly with rain falling on an empty city street; it’s a mellow yet engaging game of poker and coming away with the winning hand. “The feeling stays with you,” the commercial says. It’s this modern, minimalistic yet richly decorated idea of luxury Lincoln is attempting to tie to its brand image. Regardless of the advertisements, if Lincoln keeps building vehicles like the Navigator, the idea should stick.

Keep reading for the full run-down of Lincolns’ newest seven-seater.

 

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2019 Lincoln Black Label Navigator

2019 Lincoln Black Label Navigator

Customized for car collector Jay Leno

Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Lincoln Navigator finally has what it takes to compete against the current Cadillac Escalade. It also comes in a long-wheelbase version and with the company’s recently introduced, more luxurious Black Label package. The latter has become so appealing that even TV celebrity and car collector Jay Leno ordered one. However, Leno requested some aftermarket extras and showcased the SUV at the 2018 SEMA Show.

Although it’s pretty much a stock Black Label model, it stands out thanks to its unique paint, wheels, and customized interior. Although it was conceived by the Lincoln Design Studio, this Navigator was actually customized by Van Nuys and Galpin Motors & Auto Sports. The Black Label Navigator will join the 1966 Lincoln Continental the Jay Leno purchased earlier in 2018.

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2018 Hennessey Lincoln Navigator

2018 Hennessey Lincoln Navigator

How does 600 horsepower sound on your full-sized Navigator SUV?

Hennessey has started rolling out a modified 2018 Lincoln Navigator that’s fitted with the tuner’s patented HPE600 tuning program. The custom tuned full-size SUV gets an increase in power, among other upgrades. The tuning package costs $19,950, and availability is limited to just 200 units for the 2018 model. If you’re interested in buying one, you can order the SUV though Hennessey or any authorized Hennessey Lincoln dealer.

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Towing Capacity: 7 SUVs From 2016 that Can Tow the Most

Towing Capacity: 7 SUVs From 2016 that Can Tow the Most

There’s a lot to unpack in discussing all these worthy SUVs

When it comes to choosing an SUV, there are a number of different factors to consider. We often talk about power, performance, fuel economy, and design like they matter the most, and while it can be argued that they do, items like towing capacity, cargo space, and payload capacity are just as important as any of them. from 2016 that offer the best of these worlds. You might be surprised at what we found out.

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Lincoln Partners with Serena Williams in 2018 Navigator's New Ad Campaign

Lincoln Partners with Serena Williams in 2018 Navigator’s New Ad Campaign

Lincoln doubles down on advertising despite selling every Navigator they make

Lincoln is partnering with tennis ledged Serena Williams in its newest ad campaign that kicked off February 15. Williams will act as a brand ambassador on social media as she drives her 2018 Navigator to tournaments and while chauffeuring her family around town.

But this isn’t her first time in a Navigator. In fact, her first car was a first-generation Lincoln Navigator she purchased during her successful early years and named it “Ginger.” The SUV lasted her eight years’ worth of tennis practices and matches before she gifted it to her niece. “I’ve always had a connection to the Navigator,” she said. “When the opportunity came to work with the Lincoln Navigator today, I was really excited because it brought me back to all of those moments I had in my first vehicle. For me, partnering with a brand like Navigator comes from a genuine place.”

Continue reading for more on Serena Williams and the 2018 Navigator.

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2018 Lincoln Navigator Ad Has a Silent Matthew McConaughey and a Hidden Message

2018 Lincoln Navigator Ad Has a Silent Matthew McConaughey and a Hidden Message

Too many folks are overlooking the real message...

So, with all of the past Lincoln\McConaughey commercials and all of the weirdness that ensues, it’s pretty easy to feel disappointed here. McConaughey is silent and does nothing more than drum on the steering wheel of his new Navigator as he waits for a train to pass. Once the train passes, he presses the button for “D” or drive, casts his typical smile, and drives off; not a word said. Now, everyone seems to be ragging on Lincoln and McConaughey for such a boring commercial. But, what everyone has seemed to miss is that the cabin of that Navigator is so quiet that you can hear McConaughey drumming on his steering wheel.

There’s nothing more to it really, and nothing less – either. Just a guy enjoying his day, drumming on his steering while as he waits for a train to pass. The point is that the cabin is quiet, so check out the advertisement for yourself and let us know what you think!

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The 10 Most-American cars Built in 2017

The 10 Most-American cars Built in 2017

How American can a vehicle be?

Each year, the American University’s Kogod School of Business conducts a survey of the automotive industry. The D.C.-based school maps out the most American-made vehicles, regardless of their brand. Seven key criteria are used in determining the rankings, but it comes down to the percentage of American and Canadian parts used and location of the vehicles’ assembly, research and development, and corporate headquarters.

Though Kogod’s inclusive survey ranks every vehicle sold in the U.S., we’re focusing on the top 10. Much of the list hasn’t changed over 2016, but there are a few additions and missing models. An update in scoring for 2017 allows half-points for automakers (FCA, in particular) that have headquarters in multiple countries. As such, the Jeep Wrangler joins the list, despite the vehicle itself not changing. For a full explanation of the points system, check out Kogod’s website. To skip to the Top 10 most American vehicles, keep reading here on TopSpeed.com

Continue reading for the Top 10 Most American Built Vehicles.

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2018 Lincoln Navigator

2018 Lincoln Navigator

Watch out, Cadillac... Lincoln is BACK!

The days of a worn-out, aging Navigator are gone. Lincoln has finally given its full-size luxury SUV a proper makeover, complete with a high-horsepower EcoBoost V-6, an upscale appearance and perhaps the classiest interior ever seen in the American SUV segment. Of course, the new Navigator is based on Ford’s all-new Expedition. Both share a new high-strength steel frame, aluminum construction for the body, and Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. Cadillac has held the luxury SUV torch for years with its well-regarded Escalade, but Lincoln could soon be taking the lead.

“Quiet luxury is both a look and a feeling. The all-new Navigator embodies both.” That’s what Lincoln president Kumar Galhotra said about the Navigator when it debuted at the 2017 New York Auto Show. He continued, saying, “The sleek styling, spacious interior, and technology are all designed to make each trip effortless.”

Lincoln has worked tirelessly to build back its reputation of class, elegance, and that old-school charm. Take those Matthew McConaughey commercials, for example. He’s wearing a suit – tie gone, collar undone – hand sprawled over the steering wheel after a long day at some white-collar position in a successful career built over time. It’s smooth jazz music playing softly with rain falling on an empty city street; it’s a mellow yet engaging game of poker and coming away with the winning hand. “The feeling stays with you,” the commercial says. It’s this modern, minimalistic yet richly decorated idea of luxury Lincoln is attempting to tie to its brand image. Regardless of the advertisements, if Lincoln keeps building vehicles like the Navigator, the idea should stick.

Keep reading for the full run-down of Lincolns’ newest seven-seater.

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The New Lincoln Navigator is Here, and You're Going to Want One

The New Lincoln Navigator is Here, and You’re Going to Want One

It doesn’t have those cool gullwing doors, but it’s got everything else

When Lincoln showed off the Navigator Concept in New York last year, we thought for sure Lincoln was trying to give us a reach around without the happy ending. But, as it turns out, that isn’t the case at all. The new Lincoln Navigator doesn’t just show progressive thinking and a true understanding of public desire, but it looks nearly identical to the concept – something that just doesn’t happen these days with American-made vehicles. It’s got those long, beautiful body lines, that new grille design that’s prominent and dominating, the mildly aggressive hood, and a stylish fascia that is actually an improvement over the 2016 concept. And, if that isn’t enough, LED fog lights are hidden down below, while the headlight transfer straight over from concept with an even more modern look thanks to extremely clear lenses and a healthy dose of LED light. But, it doesn’t stop there.

It might not have the cool gullwing doors that the concept had, but you open those doors, and you’ll find one of the plushest interiors in this segment. A huge departure from the aged and overplayed current-gen model, this interior is also nearly identical to the concept. The dash is low and straight to the point, providing a firm basis for a spacious interior. Where the last-gen model was big and bulky, the new model is on-point and upscale – exactly what the Lincoln brand is supposed to stand for. The seats offer excessive padding and support while the center console serves as a nerve center for interior control. The infotainment system controls are integrated with the HVAC controls, a feature that saves space and simplifies things at the same time. A new shifter design (buttons on the dash) make the console more open and more like a command center than anything offered by the competition.

Want to learn more? Keep reading to hear the finer details.

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2016 Lincoln Navigator Concept

2016 Lincoln Navigator Concept

The next evolution of the iconic Navigator SUV has arrived

When Lincoln said that it wanted to make a huge splash at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, they clearly undersold the whole concept of making a splash. The American automaker that made its name in the premium luxury segment has been on the peripherals in recent years, but boy, oh boy, did it pick a good time to spread its wings with the unveiling of the Navigator Concept.

I mean that literally and figuratively because as you can see, it’s got those massive gullwing doors that’s almost out of a Transformers movie. Speaking of size, everything about the Navigator Concept is huge, as if it’s trying to intimidate the rest of the premium SUV segment by flexing its muscles to show that the OG has returned to reclaim the throne it vacated a long time ago.

Like it or not, the Navigator Concept is a showstopper. Don’t count on the production version to be anywhere close to this, but for what it’s worth, Lincoln president Kumar Galhotra did say that the concept provides a “strong hint” on what the production model will look like when it hits the market in 2017. If there’s even an ounce of truth into what Galhotra said, I’m going to be waiting with baited breath to see if the new Navigator has the chops to once again revolutionize the luxury SUV segment.

The early returns from the concept version seems to point in that direction so let’s all hope that Lincoln won’t let us down.

Continue after the jump to read the full review.

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2015 Lincoln Navigator - Driven

2015 Lincoln Navigator - Driven

It’s been easy to forget about the Lincoln Navigator for the past few years. It’s not just because the full-size luxury SUV market very much not where it’s at in these days of eco-conscious performance in the premium market, but also due to Lincoln’s shifting focus. In its latest reinvention, Lincoln has focused on its alphanumeric nameplates and a vision of slick, futuristic luxury.

So where does that leave the body-on-frame truck that they call the Navigator? It may be a bit of a dinosaur, but it hasn’t been put completely out to pasture. Lincoln’s last vehicle without an "MK" badge receives a comprehensive update for 2015, and soldiers into the future with updated interior and exterior styling and a new engine. I spent a week with the new Navigator.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Lincoln Navigator I drove.

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2015 Lincoln Navigator

2015 Lincoln Navigator

After Lincoln posted just yesterday the first teaser images of the 2015 Navigator on its Instagram account, the first official details on the new SUV were dropped today online. Lincoln will offer the new Navigator offered with a new look, a new interior and a new, more powerful and more gas-friendly engine.

Some of the more notable features offered by the 2015 Navigator will include Lincoln’s signature split-wing grille, a newly designed hood, luxurious leather seating and additional customer-focused gadgets.

Just like with the previous generation, Lincoln will offer the 2015 Navigator in standard and extended-length versions and will arrive at Lincoln showrooms in early fall.

Updated 05/21/2014: Lincoln announced today prices for the 2015 Navigator set to be put on sale later this year. Prices will start from $62,475 for the base version, but can go up to $72,900 for the 4x4 version equipped with the Reserve Package.

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2012 Lincoln Navigator Hyper Gloss Edition by Anderson Germany

2012 Lincoln Navigator Hyper Gloss Edition by Anderson Germany

Anderson Germany has a way of turning less glamorous vehicles into pieces of tuning art. Their latest project involving the Lincoln Navigator is proof that they’re tuning talents cover just about any vehicle they can get their hands on.

Similar to most of their programs, Anderson Germany decided to give the Navigator the all-black treatment, or in this case, a hyper gloss black finish. The German tuner also went bananas with carbon fiber, fitting the Navigator with the high-end material on the door mirrors, the bonnet insert, the wheels, and even some parts of the interior.

Speaking of the interior, Anderson Germany matched the carbon fiber on the steering wheel, dashboard, door covers, with a comprehensive leather dress-up on just about every corner of the Navigator’s cabin. Heck, it even has a Playstation 3 console at the back!

No details on any mechanical upgrades were divulged, but even if the powertrain remains untouched, the sheer class and elegance of the aesthetic upgrades is more than enough for us to say that Anderson Germany has worked some magic once again.

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2010 Lincoln Navigator

2010 Lincoln Navigator

Lincoln is offering the 2010 Navigator with safety and technology upgrades, but also with new standard equipment. The Navigator will be available in standard and L version, both offered in either 4x2 or 4x4 trim. Prices will range from $54,400 to $59,465.

Delivering 310 hp and 365 lb.-ft. of torque, the 5.4L SOHC V8 engine on the 2010 Lincoln Navigator is flex fuel capable, which makes it powerful and versatile. You can fill up with E85 (a blend of ethanol and gasoline), regular gasoline, or any combination of the two. And its strength goes beyond the gas pumps. The Navigator 4x2 can tow up to 9,000 lbs. (8,700 lbs., 4x4) when properly equipped.

Punctuated by a striking chrome grille, the Navigator exudes confidence. Strong, assertive lines throughout its imposing body enhance its powerful exterior, while chrome accents add sheen to its already commanding presence. Inside the 2010 Lincoln Navigator you’ll find detailed craftsmanship throughout. From chrome door handles and the leather- and wood-trimmed steering wheel to the stylish, rectangular gauges and flow-through console, Navigator is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside.

Press release after the jump.

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Recall: 2009 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator recalled due to faulty brake lights

Recall: 2009 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator recalled due to faulty brake lights

Before you get on the road this long 4th of July weekend make sure you give vehicle a solid once over. Like Mario Andretti used to say: "There’s alot riding on your tires." So if you are a fan of the blue oval brand then you might want to pay attention to this.

Haven’t we heard this news before?

A car manufacturer recalls their vehicles because they found out there was something wrong with them. Now we have the latest recalls courtesy of both Ford.

It’s been reported that Ford is recalling 1,357 of its 2009 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigators because of defective brake lights.

According to the geniuses at Ford, a malfunctioning switch can result in a delay in brake stop-lamp illumination and in some cases, could be the difference between an accident and a close shave.

Fortunately for the fine folks at Ford, there has yet to be a reported accident that came as a result of this glitch and to their credit, they`re not going to wait around for the first one to happen.

So if you have either a 2009 Ford Expedition or a Lincoln Navigator and you happen to notice that your tail lights aren`t working the way they`re supposed to, you might want to contact Ford at (866) 436-7332 to have this problem fixed. You never know, it just might save you a ton of money in potential damages.

The recall for the Explorer and the Navigator will begin on or before July 6.

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2009 Lincoln Navigator

2009 Lincoln Navigator

Lincoln unveiled the 2009 Navigator, a SUV that comes with improved fuel economy: an EPA-estimated 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway on 4X2 models. The Navigator is powered by a 5.4 liter, three-valve Triton V-8, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which generates 300 hp and 365 lbs-ft of torque.

Unique software has been engineered to regulate gas consumption by using aggressive deceleration fuel shut-off delivering considerable fuel savings with no extra effort from the driver. This complex fuel strategy is being added to many Ford products to help improve fuel economy across the board – including the new 2009 Ford F-150.

For 2009 Lincoln offers three new exterior colors: Monterey Grey Clearcoat Metallic; Sangria Clearcoat Metallic and White Platinum Tri-Coat and a new package: the Monochrome Limited Edition Package for 2009 features unique badging, along with body-color exterior accents including lower grille, lower bodyside cladding, and power folding heated memory mirrors. This package is offered in four monochromatic exterior treatments: White Platinum Tri-coat, Black Clearcoat, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic and Stone Green Clearcoat Metallic. Inside, the package includes unique black carpet and floor mats, Ebony wood trim, and unique Stone or Camel seats with black leather inserts and black piping.

Press release after the jump.

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Common to promote the 2008 Lincoln Navigator

Common to promote the 2008 Lincoln Navigator

Lincoln, the resurgent American luxury brand, announced today a multifaceted marketing partnership with a rising star and Grammy Award-winning performer Common to promote the 2008 Lincoln Navigator and other brand initiatives.

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2008 Lincoln Navigator

2008 Lincoln Navigator

One of the most luxury cars in USA is ready to deliver uncompromising levels of luxury, capability, functionality also for 2008. The Navigator raises the bar by offering many must-have comfort and convenience features as standard equipment. In addition, the newly available Rearview Camera System adds even more appeal for full-size SUV owners.

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Lincoln Navigator and MKZ awarded "Interiors of the Year"

Lincoln Navigator and MKZ awarded "Interiors of the Year"

Ward’s Auto World magazine voted the 2007 Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln Navigator "Interiors of the Year". In the same day Lincoln received impressive recognition by J.D. Power and Associates in the latest Initial Quality Study (IQS).
Is the second year in a row since Lincoln MKZ was voted "Premium-Priced Car Interior of the Year" and beated luxury cars like Infiniti G35, Lexus LS 460, Jaguar XK and Volvo S80.
The Navigator excelled above tough competition including the Cadillac Escalade, (...)

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Lincoln Navigator Lux by Galpin Auto Sport

Lincoln Navigator Lux by Galpin Auto Sport

Anchored in the future yet drawing on inspiration from Lincoln’s storied past, the Navigator LUX by G.A.S. takes an expressive, ultra-luxurious approach to the all-new 2007 model. The LUX stands above the crowd on bold 27-in Lexani wheels cushioned in Nitto custom tires, with the lustrous look of dark, saturated colors inside and out.
Elegant Rau maple burl wood throughout, custom Shearling floor mats, chrome accents and such state-of-the-art technology as Arc Audio amps, Image Dynamic (...)

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2007 Lincoln Navigator

2007 Lincoln Navigator

The new Lincoln Navigator, America’s original full-size luxury SUV, will offer uncompromising levels of luxury, capability, functionality.The Lincoln Navigator’s expressive design brings a unique elegance and an unrivaled presence to the full-size luxury-utility segment. Lincoln Navigator charts its own path, offering confident ride and handling, outstanding comfort and craftsmanship, and class-leading capability.

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Lincoln fights back with new product launches

Lincoln fights back with new product launches

Lincoln is determined to become America’s luxury vehicle by launching the largest number of new products in the brand’s history.
"We’ve got four major launches within four months," said Thomas Grill, Lincoln brand manager. "The MKZ and Navigator are already at dealers, followed by the MKX crossover and the all-new Navigator L extended-length model. What’s just as important is that our consumers will be very aware of these new products since Lincoln is spending more money in the (...)

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2007 Lincoln Navigator

2007 Lincoln Navigator

The Lincoln Navigator’s expressive design brings a unique elegance and an unrivaled presence to the full-size luxury-utility segment. Lincoln Navigator charts its own path, offering confident ride and handling, outstanding comfort and craftsmanship, and class-leading capability.

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2003 Lincoln Navigator K

2003 Lincoln Navigator K

Lincoln is giving its luxury SUV a boost by unveiling the Navigator K concept. With a 385 horsepower supercharged 5.4L V-8 engine as its centerpiece, the Navigator K is the first Lincoln concept vehicle from the Ford Performance Group.

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2006 Lincoln Navigator

2006 Lincoln Navigator

The Lincoln Navigator is the premium full-size sport utility vehicle that created the class.
On the heels of a new powertrain last year and a complete redesign in 2003, appearance and equipment packaging improvements for 2006 ensure that it will continue to provide the kind of leadership that has earned it high owner loyalty.

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