On sale later this year, the restyled 2015 Lincoln Navigator will start at $62,475. Lincoln's full-size/3-row SUV features a new and more contemporary nose and tail treatment and replaces the veteran 310-horsepower/5.4-liter V8 with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that turns out 380 horses and develops 460 lb-ft of peak torque - 95 more of those critical twist units than the engine it replaces. Lincoln says that extra muscle should give properly-equipped Navigators a projected best-in-class 9,000-pound tow rating. The EcoBoost V6 is backed by a new 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
To complement its more sophisticated exterior detailing and underhood upgrade, the 2015 Navigator also sports cabin enhancements including standard leather upholstery, push-button start, SYNC with MyLincoln Touch connectivity and an LED-backlit instrument cluster with tachometer, trip odometer, compass, a message center plus a Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert.
Improved ride and handling
As part of its recasting, the 2015 Navigator will offer a new Lincoln Drive Control system to improve ride and handling. Standard issue on all 4-wheel drive versions or models with optional 22-inch wheel/tire package, it also brings electric power steering assist. All 4WD Navigators also get Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. As with the current lineup, the 2015 Navigator will be available in standard (119.0-inch) and long-wheelbase (131.0-inch) Navigator L models. The former opens at $64,640, the latter at $68,215.
For those seeking the ultimate Navigator experience, Lincoln also is introducing a new Reserve Package for 2015. Beyond Lincoln Drive Control, and 22-inch polished aluminum wheels, is features ultra-lux leather in all three rows of seats and premium Ziricote wood trim plus additional leather-accented trim. Price of entry here commences at $69,975 with a 4WD version starting at $72,900.
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