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Raptor-powered Lincoln Navigator debuts in New York

13.04.2017

Showed as a single-piece gullwing door concept at the New York Auto Show last year, Ford owned Lincoln has taken the wraps off the production version of its fourth generation Navigator at the 2017 edition of the Big Apple's automotive centrepiece.

Known internally as U554 and riding on the same underpinnings as the Ford Expedition, the Navigator is the second model after the revived Continental to feature Lincoln's new styling direction, albeit with the same side profile and rear-end design as the concept.

Aimed squarely at the Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GLS, the Navigator takes after the Ford F150 in being made mostly out of aluminium to help cut weight down by 90 kg, while the interior has been completely redesigned to mirror that of the Continental.

Notable tech includes heated, cooled and massage front seats, a 12-inch configurable instrument cluster, SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 20-speaker Revel Ultima sound system, six USB ports, four 12-volt power sockets, on-board Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices, 360 degree camera system, dual 10-inch screens located in the front seat back rests, adaptive cruise control, wireless smartphone charger, Trailer Backup Assist, Heads-Up Display, Cargo Management system and a panoramic roof.

Up front, the Navigator will only be offered with Ford's twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6, developing 336 kW and linked a 10-speed automatic gearbox co-developed with General Motors. No torque figure have been released but expect the mill, also used in the F150 Raptor, to produce 690 Nm.

Article written by Autodealer
13.04.2017
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