Lincoln has unveiled the 2015 Navigator ahead of February’s Chicago Auto Show. The Navigator has not changed a lot since 2007, so what will you find special in the 2015 model? First, the updated Navigator gets it own take on the Lincoln’s signature split-wing grille. Next, there’s a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine (which is also used in the Lincoln MKS and MKT), which will produce 370 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. The new engine replaces the 5.4 liter V-8, which only produced 310 hp. Lincoln says the new engine will produce best-in-class tow ratings.
You’ll also find redesigned lights, standard 20-inch wheels and Lincoln’s SelectShift manual control. 22-inch wheels are available as an option. The Navigator will be available in four-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive configurations.
Inside, you’ll find a completely revamped cabin. Some of the touches include real wood trim, brushed metal accents and hand-wrapped leather. Tech-wise, there’s a 4.2-inch LCD display as well as an 8-inch touch screen, a rearview camera and blind spot detection.
Expect the 2015 Navigator to hit showrooms this fall. Pricing should begin around $60,000.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.