The current Lincoln Navigator that just debuted during Chicago’s Auto Show will not live long. By the year 2017, a brand new luxury SUV constructed using aluminum will be launched. Although the current Lincoln has recently undergone significant refreshment, it is evident that this once popular SUV whose first generation has been around since the year 2007 is getting on in years. Its replacement is underway, and sources indicate that it will be introduced in the second half of 2016 as a 2017 year model. There are news that the next Lincoln Navigator will be based on an aluminum platform which will be able it to shed off some pounds. This weigh change will mostly likely be brought about by using a similar platform to the one used in the new 2015 Ford F-150 that incorporates use of high steel strength. This platform helped the 2015 F-150 to shed about 700 pounds over its predecessor, and a similar situation is expected with the new 2017 Lincoln Navigator.
2017 Lincoln Navigator: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Reports indicate that the 2017 Lincoln Navigator will come with the same appearance as its predecessor. This is because the Navigator has become an iconic figure with its unique design and the automaker does not want to compromise its legendary look since it could have adverse effects sales. In that case, this SUV will be built in the same design with a bit of improvements to make it look more modern. The automakers have chosen to make the 2017 Navigator based on platform, and this platform could even form the basis for future Lincoln Navigator models. Its performance and will be enhanced. This SUV will be more aerodynamic and its fuel consumption will be greatly reduced. The grille and tail lights will also be redesigned.
Its interior will be roomy and comfortable. It will have ample leg and head room that will add in to the comfort features. The dashboard will also get some of the most recent and innovative features like MyLincoln infotainment systems. A digital speedometer is also expected to be installed in its control panel.
2017 Lincoln Navigator: Engine and Fuel Economy
The current Lincoln uses a 5.4 liter Triton V8 engine but it seems that this engine will get a replacement. There are speculations that the all new 2017 Navigator will be propelled by a 3.5 liter V6 engine. This engine will be able to generate about 370 horsepower and 430 pounds-feet of torque. There are other rumors regarding a hybrid engine, but people have to wait a little bit longer for the automaker to reveal its exact specs. Yet another engine option is rumored to be offered under the hood of 2017 Lincoln Navigator. It is a 3.6 liter that would be upgraded to have low fuel consumption.
2017 Lincoln Navigator: Release Date, Price, Competitors
As mentioned in the beginning, the 2017 Lincoln Navigator will be unveiled in 2016, and then go on sale in the beginning on 2017. Its basic price tag is anticipated to be around $ 35 250. The 2017 Lincoln Navigator will be in fierce competition with cars such as Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX, Nissan Patrol, Infiniti QX80 and Ford Expedition and Cadillac Escalade. Each of these SUV’s has its own strength and weakness, but the 2017 Lincoln Navigator will face tough competition.