August 24, 2015

2016 Lincoln Navigator: Luxury SUV of Steel

The Lincoln Navigator was one that received only minor upgrades in previous years, as Ford’s first SUV with four-wheel drive. With the 2016 model, however, the brand aims to launch the car as a strong contender in the luxury SUV segment, with the long-term goal of becoming a major player in the luxury car market. The 2016 Lincoln Navigator, therefore, comes with major changes, including:

Metal Design Elements
The 2016 model will still adopt the F150 design platform, on which it was based, but will now use steel frames and military-grade aluminum in the body. This allows a weight reduction of around 700 pounds for the car while still retaining optimal strength. The changes that will be done on the design platform itself will be reflected on the 2016 Navigator.

Hybrid Drivetrain?
Older models were equipped with the V8 engine, but this is bound to be replaced, with the objective of improving the fuel economy and eco-friendliness of Lincoln vehicles. No confirmation yet on what engine will be actually fitted into the 2016 Navigator, but released information says the vehicle will be powered by a hybrid drivetrain. New Car SUV predicts that it will likely have the EcoBoost V6 Engine.

Release Date
The 2016 Lincoln Navigator will be fully revealed at an unspecified time in 2016, with sales starting in early 2017. Check out Lincoln dealers serving the Slidell, LA area for more details on the new Navigator, as the launch date approaches.

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