Ford Motors readies to launch the refreshed Lincoln Navigator as a 2022 model.
It will most likely retain the same engine as standard, but with a power increase over the previous model year. This is about Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost six-cylinder unit.
A hybrid option powered by the brand’s PowerBoost V6 with a displacement of 3.5 liters is possible as well. Both engines will be mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission.
Changes for the next model year should include the revision of front and rear fascias, a new, big, horizontally-oriented infotainment display inside, and a new ActiveGlide hands-free driver-assist system.
As for the on-sale time, expect the 2022 Navigator to reach dealer showrooms in the second half of this year, after the reveal this summer.
Production will begin at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant – the same site where the company makes the Ford Super Duty and Expedition models.
Interestingly, Ford Authority photographers have recently spotted a 2021 Cadillac Escalade near the Dearborn premises. It is clear Ford Mo.Co. wants to benchmark the SUV against its future Lincoln Navigator.
These two are direct rivals. However, the Cadillac is doing better. The Escalade boasts 7,203 sales in the 2nd quarter of 2021, – versus 4,396 sales of the Navigator.
Well, the gap is obvious, and Lincoln has to overcome it by making its updated Navigator a competitive offering.