We at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford know how amazing Lincoln vehicles are, but many people have been waiting for a comeback from the luxury automaker. The wait is over, as Lincoln pulled out all the stops for its next concept vehicle.
The concept for the next Lincoln Navigator premiered at the New York International Auto Show. The debut was just as spectacular as the vehicle, as a band played a jazz version of “All of Me” and Matthew McConaughey came onto the stage.
An overhaul to the Navigator hasn’t happened in a decade, so fans were thrilled to see the new concept. The concept SUV had gullwing doors, three steps that automatically unfold on each side of the vehicle, and even a custom interior storage area that resembles a closet! The interior is spacious with large seats and intricately designed features such as the shifter being designed to look like piano keys.
Lincoln is calling the Navigator a prime example of “quiet luxury,” perfect for people wanting to buy drivable comfort and luxury.
More than just a pretty vehicle, the concept Navigator boasts a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which puts out more than 400 horsepower. Lincoln also has stated that there are new technologies to help the Navigator handle and perform in all weather conditions.
Not all the spectacular features will make it into the penciled in 2017 production, but we at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford will be waiting to see how this concept Navigator finalizes in production.
Together, The Center for Auto Safety and The Car Book have said that the Lincoln Navigator is a Best Bet. The award is only given to vehicles with superior crash test ratings, and the Navigator is the only large premium utility vehicle to earn this recognition.
The award is based on nine vehicle categories, including, crash tests, safety features, rollover, preventative maintenance, repair costs, warranty, fuel economy, complaints, and insurance.
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earlier this year.
In addition to its excellent safety standards, the Navigator offers an interior with premium features including better second-row head room and leg room than the Cadillac Escalade. Also, when properly equipped, it has a best-in-class towing capability of 9,000 pounds.
The 2015 Navigator is also the most powerful and most efficient Navigator ever. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine delivers 380 horsepower along with best-in-class fuel economy of 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined.
If you’re looking for a luxurious large SUV that will give you the best in safety and features, come check out the 2015 Lincoln Navigator available now at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the 2015 Lincoln Navigator with its maximum 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety in the New Car Assessment Program.
The score highlights the SUV’s ability to keep passengers safe in the event of a frontal or side-impact crash, as well as its resistance to rollover. It uses a nifty system called AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control to provide stability and minimize skidding/fishtailing in sharp turns.
However, what impresses us the most about the 2015 Navigator here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford is the vehicle’s ability to avoid crashes altogether, thanks to its comprehensive suite of advanced driver-assist technologies.
Features like Blind Spot Information System, Cross-traffic alert, and forward and reverse sensing systems ensure that the driver is as aware of his or her surroundings as possible, making them less likely to get into a situation that would lead to an inevitable crash. And that, we think, is even better than its 5-star crashworthiness!