All-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator sets benchmark for luxury SUV

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71 new features and technologies added to the 2018 Lincoln Navigator

EPITOMIZING style and refinement, the all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator combines ultimate luxury with advanced technology, and elevates travel to first class with its arrival to Lincoln dealerships in the region.

“The all-new Navigator represents the most exciting introduction in the brand’s history, and its arrival to the Middle East has been our customers’ most anticipated yet”, said Alex Schaeffer, Director, Lincoln Middle East. “The full-size Navigator delivers on the Middle East customer’s top three wants in a luxury SUV: Power, Prestige and Presence.”

“In developing the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, our team had the discerning Middle East customer top of mind,” added Schaeffer. “Power and functionality are priorities for SUV drivers in the region and that’s exactly what Navigator delivers with its 70-plus features, best in class 450 horsepower, and the largest, most luxurious interior cabin in the segment. On top of that, the Navigator has a Middle East exclusive Deep Sand Mode for those who enjoy time on a path less traveled.”

Navigator’s elegance is on display before the doors even open. Upon approach, the chrome Lincoln star logo on the grille softly illuminates. Then, LED lighting in the lower front body and tail lamps subtly engages, and a luminous Lincoln welcome mat appears beneath the front doors.

At night, interior ambient lights sequentially illuminate each of the SUV’s three rows. During the day, a panoramic roof fills the cabin with natural light. A twin-turbo 3.5-litre engine produces best-in-class 450 horsepower and 691 Nm of torque, providing smooth power whenever you need it, delivered through a 10-speed transmission.

Navigator’s lighter, high-strength alumnium-alloy body removes around 90 kg, helping create a more refined ride. Additional weight savings have been reinvested in features such as towing capability and quietness. For example, laminated front and side glass contributes to the quietest Navigator cabin ever.

The all-new Navigator offers speed-dependent adaptive lighting, a new Lincoln technology that provides a wider spread of light at lower speeds for increased visibility – helpful when driving through residential areas. As the vehicle accelerates, the beam of light narrows to help eliminate the glare off signs or other distractions.

Beneath the sleek interior are inclination and intrusion sensors, which trigger an alarm if someone attempts to move or enter the vehicle.

The ultimate expression of the Lincoln brand, the Presidential Line introduction in the region brings luxury and refinement to new levels. Elevating the personally crafted experience, an exclusive collection of nine interior design themes made from premium materials are now available across all Lincoln models starting with the Navigator.

Curated by a hand-selected team of influential designers inspired by the arts, fine food and culture, premium leathers, appliques, wheels and paints are available for those customers with a keen eye for detail looking for something unique.

Rich by design with high-end Venetian leather, Alcantara materials from Milan, to Ziricote, a heavily grained wood from South America that has long inspired artisans of furniture, musical instruments and yachts to the ethereal, sparkling effect of Argento wood provide additional luxurious elements and offer a complete automotive experience for Lincoln clients.

Going to the outside of the vehicle, a specially selected palette of custom, multi-finish, premium paints coming in a wide range of hues is designed to enhance the exterior colors and complement the beautiful interior finishes.

The Presidential Line also offers a host of membership privileges including premium maintenance and vehicle care.

Inside, spaciousness comes in all three rows, including storage in each to keep the cabin clean and organized. The all-new Navigator’s advanced cargo management system offers an adjustable shelf behind the rear seats that allows clients to create storage customized to their needs. Even with the vehicle parked on an incline, the feature ensures groceries won’t roll out when the liftgate is opened. The interior layout is clean and uncluttered, with a simple, soothing ambience.

“When designing the new Navigator, we put an emphasis on ultra-luxury touch points,” says David Woodhouse, Lincoln design director. “We took everything the client would see and touch, and made sure it would look and feel a little more exuberant, a little more indulgent and incredibly beautiful.”

Staying connected is easy in the all-new Navigator with six USB ports, four 12-volt power outlets and a 230-volt plug. An available wireless phone charger in the first-row center console media bin eliminates tangled cords.

The client experience is further elevated through Lincoln’s new Personal Profile. It uses the key fob to recall individual driver preferences for adapting seat, mirror and pedal positions, as well as climate control and entertainment settings.— SG

With its segment-leading second and third row space, the Lincoln Navigator also comes.

with three second row configurations – three-person bench, two captain’s chairs with console, or two captain’s chairs with the convenience of a pass through. For customers wanting more storage, the Navigator L, adds more than 430 liters of extra space behind the third row.

Even when the all-new Navigator is fully packed, each occupant can sit in comfort. The driver and front-seat passenger enjoy Perfect Position Seats, which offer massage, heating and cooling functionality, and can be adjusted up to 30 different ways.

Standard Arabic-enabled SYNC 3 with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility enables clients to manage audio, phone, navigation and more from the vehicle touch screen or steering wheel-mounted controls. Second-row passengers have their own audio and climate control, while third-row seats feature power recline capability.

A standard rear-seat entertainment system allows passengers to stream content wirelessly with an Android device to one of the 10-inch adjustable screens mounted on the rear of the front seats. Content also can be accessed from SD cards, an HDMI cable or a USB drive.

Each screen can display different content, allowing a personalized entertainment experience for every passenger. Clients can enjoy available Revel Ultima audio with 20 speakers that work in concert with Navigator’s interior design and acoustics. This transforms the cabin into a personal theatre with three distinct listening modes – stereo, audience and on-stage.

Navigator is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. A 12-inch configurable instrument cluster allows drivers to choose the information they want displayed. An available Head-Up Display can show selected information on the windshield instead of the instrument cluster. Lincoln’s HUD is the brightest and clearest in the segment, with class-exclusive polarized sunglasses support, allowing drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

It’s also easy to adjust to changing conditions. With the turn of a dial, the driver can adapt the Navigator to changing road or weather, and enjoy a smooth, confident ride.

Additional available technology includes:

• The twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre engine offers truly impressive performance with class-leading 450 horsepower, and 691 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. Twin-turbocharged engine technology provides the fuel economy drivers demand, with the power and performance they desire

• Effortless gear changes come by way of an all-new 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, delivering smooth shifting and efficiency. Steering wheel mounted paddle activation gives the driver manual control of shifting

• 360-degree camera and Enhanced Park Assist, which reduce stress from parallel and perpendicular parking. The system integrates views from four cameras to create an overhead image so the driver can see all around the vehicle

• Adaptive Cruise Control, which automatically slows Navigator in stop-and-go traffic – resuming speed when traffic allows

“Best-in-class and class-exclusive features set a new standard in effortless power,” added Schaeffer. “The sleek styling, spacious interior, and advanced technologies of Lincoln Navigator are all designed to make each trip remarkably smooth.”

The all-new Lincoln Navigator is now available in the GCC, with prices starting from $88,604 for 2018MY Select short wheelbase, to the full option 2018MY Presidential Long at $106,079. — SG


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