Lincoln has unveiled an updated version of its flagship model, the Navigator frame SUV. The car received a slightly changed appearance, a modernized interior, as well as a semi-automatic control system that allows you to drive without hands on the steering wheel on certain roads.
Externally, it can be distinguished from its predecessor, the Navigator 2022 model year, thanks to a slightly modified front end with an enlarged grille and tapered LED headlights. Lights with new graphics were installed at the back.
A modernized digital dashboard, a head-up display appeared in the cabin, and a new 5.8-inch touch screen for multimedia and climate control became available for second-row passengers. Heated and ventilated seats are standard.
As for the technical part, the SUV received an improved adaptive suspension based on a front camera and 12 sensors. The electronics are capable of changing up to 100 settings every second, depending on the specific traffic situation.
In addition, the models have added a semi-automatic control function called ActiveGlide, based on the BlueCruise technology from Ford (owns the Lincoln brand). Guided by the indications of a complex complex of video cameras, sensors and radars, the system can independently be responsible for acceleration and deceleration up to a complete stop and start of movement, as well as control the steering.
ActiveGlide works only on certain sections of US highways with a total length of 210 thousand kilometers. In this case, the driver can remove his hands from the steering wheel, but a special camera on the front panel will follow the eyes of the motorist, who should be looking at the road.
The engine was also changed: the output of the 3.5-liter V6 engine was reduced by 10 hp. – up to 446 horsepower. As before, the motor works in conjunction with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The drive can be either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The updated Lincoln Navigator will go on sale in the US in early 2022. American brand cars are not officially supplied to Europe.