The new Lincoln Navigator concept was unveiled at the 2016 New York auto show. It is obvious that the car has taken plenty of inspiration from the Bentley Bentayga and the Range Rover but it stands different in its own respect.
The car is equipped with gull wing doors, a design that gave a hard time for Tesla with their Model X SUV. The electric car maker had to delay production of their launch because the doors wouldn’t stay open and lowered down automatically with use. If Lincoln Navigator is planning to change it, they may probably have to work on this particular aspect right from the beginning. The SUV is expected go in production in 2017. As it is purely a concept at the moment, some primary changes will most probably be adopted by the designers in the production version.
A contemporary style makes the SUV quite interesting and it was one of the head turners at the New York auto expo. The luxury saloon featured individual stairs making it easy to descend from the high rise design. It conveniently rolled back into the vehicle so as to give it enough ground clearance. It is powered by a 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 engine capable of delivering over 400 horsepower.
On the whole, the SUV resembles more of a truck and it is assumed to be built on a really rugged body giving it the much needed rigidity. Comfort factor will be given importance yet the focus will be on performance, legroom and design. The SUV looks huge but being a concept model we may have to wait till it goes to production.It is designed to be a worthy competitor to take down the likes of BMW, Land Rover and Mercedes SUVs.
Connected in-car entertainment is an exclusive feature Lincoln is aiming to accomplish and tablet styled touchscreen interface should make navigation easy for the passengers. The size of the screencould be much higher. Most automobile manufacturers are increasing the size so as to offer a comprehensive and connected experience like never before. Other features found in the Lincoln Navigator New York concept includes automatic braking, 360-degree camera and live feed, lane keeping, parking assist among others.
Many of the features found in the particular model is already found in most cars in Europe but they are being debuted to the American customers in a brand new design. The car is expected to hit dealership stores by in the mid of 2017.