Until we see the production version of an all new Navigator, Lincoln showed us a new concept during this year New York Auto Show. The New Lincoln navigator concept tries to anticipate the luxury interior of the future SUV. Drawing inspiration from luxury sailboats and yachts and features Storm Blue paint on the exterior, teak finishes, custom gear and wardrobe management system found inside.
The Navigator Concept features a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine delivering more than 400 horsepower and a standard all wheel drive system. Drivers can choose several drive modes to improve ride and handling. Each mode is accompanied by a matching digital animation in the cluster.
The leather-wrapped interior is rendered in a light blue. Six Lincoln-patented Perfect Position Seats adjust 30 ways to best support occupants. The driver’s seat, for instance, includes independent deployable thigh supports.
A custom wardrobe management system holds gear chosen for a day on the water, while Lincoln’s Revel audio system has been specifically tuned. All of this is accessed through power gullwing doors and deployable concertina steps. A special lighting sequence welcomes passengers for every journey – a signature Lincoln feature.
The Navigator Concept features Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, which uses radar and camera technology to scan the road ahead. Pre-Collision Assist can help drivers avoid rear end collisions with other vehicles at all speeds, while Pedestrian Detection can help the driver avoid pedestrians at lower speeds. Both systems can reduce the severity of forward collisions, or even prevent certain forward collisions. On the road, a lane-keeping system vibrates the steering wheel to alert drivers they are straying from their lane and provides mild steering input to encourage them to steer back toward the center of the lane.
In the cabin, head restraint monitors provide passengers Wi-Fi connectivity. For drivers, a large panel screen displays key information. The display can be customized from a digital touch screen housed in the center stack.