The iconic luxury SUV is about to come pretty much unchanged for the next year if we can rely on the latest reports. The current generation came a couple of years ago, with significant improvements in all aspects. Compared to the previous generation it looks light years better. Therefore, we expect to see no bigger changes for the 2020 Lincoln Navigator, which will represent the third production year of the current, fourth generation. Count on familiar design characteristics, which means a pretty classical styling approach, combined with the lightweight and efficient engine.
These are the aspects which no one expected to see in a Lincoln. On the other side, the dose of luxury is typically great. Considering all this, the best we can see in the next-year model is a couple of new standard features, and maybe some new color options in the offer. Other than that, things are about to remain untouched.
2020 Lincoln Navigator Redesign
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Lincoln Navigator is about to keep in the same way. The current generation has been introduced a few years ago and it came with tons of improvements. The most important thing is definitely a new platform. This SUV rides on a familiar T3 platform, the same one that underprints F-150 and Expedition. In practice, this means a lot of weight savings, thanks to a massive use of lightweight materials, particularly aluminum and HSS.
Besides great improvement in terms of efficiency, the new model came with significant aesthetical updates, so it looks significantly better than its predecessor. Of course, the production model is heavily based on the concept version that was presented a little bit earlier. Practically, differences are minimal. Therefore, the 2020 Lincoln Navigator shouldn’t feature any important novelty than a couple of new color options.
Once again, expect no bigger changes than a couple of new color schemes. The overall cabin layout is about to remain unchanged, which definitely isn’t a bad thing. The Navigator features a pretty luxurious cabin, characterized mostly by hi-end materials, though there is a couple of areas with lower-grade materials. On the other side, the comfort is amazing. This SUV comes with a huge cabin, which accommodates 8 passengers. If you opt for second-row captain’s chairs, it goes down to 7. All three rows are generous in terms of space. Of course, the first one is particularly great. Not only that you can count on a lot of legroom, but seats are also amazing and offer plenty of adjustabilities.
Another great thing about this SUV is that you definitely won’t lack cargo space. You can count on 19.3 cubic feet behind the third row. If you fold down the third row, it increases to 63.6 cubic feet. The overall capacity goes to impressive 103.3 cubic feet. If even this isn’t enough, there is a long-wheelbase version, which adds 15 cubic feet.
When it comes to standard equipment, there is a chance to see a couple of novelties, but things are generally about to remain the same. Therefore, be sure that base models will come with things like 10-inch touchscreen, 6 USB ports, Wi-Fi hotspot navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 14-speaker Revel audio system, satellite radio, etc. There is also a long list of optional features, which includes things like 20-speaker Revel Ultimate audio system and a rear-seat entertainment system.
In terms of safety, all models come a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors. There is also plenty of options, including advanced systems like a 360-degree camera, emergency brake assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, a head-up display, parallel and perpendicular park assist, lane departure warning and many more.
2020 Lincoln Navigator Engine
Don’t expect any surprises under the hood of 2020 Lincoln Navigator. It will continue with the same 3.5-liter V6, which delivers impressive 450 horsepower. With such amount of power, you can count on nothing less than amazing acceleration and performances. You won’t feel underpowered in any situation, despite the Navigator’s huge size and curb weight. This engine comes in pair with 10-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth, though it hesitates with downshifts sometimes.
When it comes to fuel economy, you can count on something like 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Also, it is important to mention that max towing capacity goes up to 8.700 pounds. These are some of the highest ratings in the class.
2020 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no changes planned for the next year, the 2020 Lincoln Navigator should hit the market sometime late in the year, most likely in December. When it comes to the price, base versions will go around 73.000, while best-equipped versions could go up to 100.000 dollars.