The new Lincoln Navigator brings refined craftsmanship, commanding presence, and powerful performance to the Middle East’s large luxury SUV space with a refreshed exterior, stunning interior options, and powerful performance.
With its spacious interior, confident exterior, advanced technologies, and unmatched comfort for both driver and passengers, the Navigator, already one of the Middle East’s most popular large-size luxury SUVs, brings a refreshed look to its powerful feel.
The Navigator’s exterior has been updated for 2022. At the front, a new signature grille is complemented by Adaptive Pixel Projector headlamps, which allows for speed-dependent lighting – a system designed to provide additional light to aid changing driving situations – and come as standard. At highway speeds, the system provides light farther into the distance, while at slower speeds, the light spreads more widely, emphasizing the area around and directly in front of the Navigator.
The rear of the Navigator features new 3D taillamps that fade from the center to the outside upon welcome and from the outside to the center upon farewell, creating a sense of depth and dynamism for the LED lights.
Lincoln has always prided itself on delivering a luxurious experience for every rider, and the new Navigator continues this tradition with two new interior themes: Central Park and Invitation. Central Park offers rich-contrast, open-pore dark walnut extending across the full length of the instrument panel and depicting lasered-in scenic pathways of the US’ most-visited urban park. Meanwhile, Invitation has an industry-first dual laser-etching and exclusive open-pore Khaya wood, which expands across the instrument panel and center console. The two new themes join Chalet and Yacht Club, with a total of four options on offer to suit a broad range of aesthetic preferences.
The new Navigator’s interior is packed with technologies that prioritize a seamless, connected, and personalized experience for driver and passengers. These include Lincoln’s SYNC 4 infotainment system, which can recognize individual voices for hands-free control of an enhanced navigation operating system via a new, larger 13.2-inch center screen. Meanwhile, drivers have the freedom to configure a reimagined 12-inch heads-up display with the information they want, without needing to take their eyes off the road.
While driver and passenger at the front can enjoy unmatched comfort offered by the available 30-way Perfect Position seats, which offer an upgraded massage system, those in the backseat also get to enjoy the Navigator’s sanctuary-like luxury. New for 2022 is an available 5.8-inch digital module that gives second-row passengers control over their seat positioning, climate adjustment, and audio settings. Additionally, those in the back can stay cool with seat ventilation, which comes standard, while the available Active Motion massage seats extends ultimate comfort – a first for this segment.
To raise the luxury quotient further, Lincoln partnered with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) to provide a calming aural atmosphere in the new Navigator. The DSO, which has been playing in Detroit for more than 130 years, recorded six unique symphonic chimes for the Navigator. These chimes play in place of standard electronic alerts to inform drivers of everything from unbuckled seatbelts to an open fuel hatch.
These chimes come through the award-winning acoustics of the Revel Ultima 3D audio system – 28 speakers that envelop occupants with rich, precise, and multidimensional sound in a truly 360-degree listening experience that has been likened to a concert hall.
While stunning design, rich audio, and unmatched comfort are at the heart of the new Navigator, so too is the driving experience – and with a highly responsive powertrain complemented by remarkable handling, Lincoln’s flagship SUV delivers in spades. Under the hood, an advanced 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine offers an impressive 440 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque.
Meanwhile, Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview is the newest addition to an already impressive suite of advanced driver-assist technologies. Twelve sensors, including a forward-facing camera, scan body movements, vehicle motion, steering, acceleration, and braking 500 times per second and automatically prompt adjustments up to 100 times a second to mitigate unpleasant impacts – resulting in a ride that’s smoother than ever, for everyone in the car, regardless of speed.
Other standard features include Intersection Assist, which uses camera and radar to alert a driver attempting a left turn of incoming traffic and applies the brakes automatically, and, available in some models, Active Park Assist 2.0, which takes over the steering, shifting, braking and acceleration to help drivers navigate parallel or perpendicular parking spaces with ease. The system includes Park Out Assist, which provides assistance when exiting a parallel parking spot.
Additional standard features include Forward Collision Warning, Post Collision Braking, Distance Alert, Dynamic Brake Support, Pedestrian Detection, Auto Hold, Hill Start/ Descent Assist, Automatic Headlamps, Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation and Adaptive Cruise Control.
The new Lincoln Navigator, is available for a test drive in Middle East showrooms now, where you can witness for yourself the luxury SUV’s unique regional premium touches, progressive design, and intuitive technologies.
Source: Hill+Knowlton Strategies