The all-new Navigator, which made its regional debut at the Dubai International Motor Show in November to an enthusiastic response in the UAE, is now available through Al Tayer Motors showrooms in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and Premier Motors showrooms in Abu Dhabi.
“Interest from customers is very strong, and we are excited about the resurgence of this American luxury brand, which began with the Continental last year,” said Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors. “The all-new Navigator is an exceptional product in the seven to eight seat luxury SUV segment, and we look forward to a strong performance from the vehicle in the UAE.”
The new Navigator’s elegance is on display before the doors even open. Upon approach, the chrome Lincoln star logo on the grille softly illuminates, then the 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.
The two words that have always been associated with the Navigator are spacious and luxurious. Spaciousness comes in all three rows in an interior layout that is clean and uncluttered, with a simple, soothing ambience.
“When designing the Navigator, we put an emphasis on ultra-luxury touch points. 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.”– David Woodhouse, Lincoln design director.
For owners desiring a more personalised look, Navigator comes with three Lincoln Presidential options which offer an exclusive collection of interior design themes and materials, plus a host of membership privileges.
Navigator is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. A 12-inch configurable instrument cluster allows drivers to choose the information they want to be displayed. An optional Head-Up Display shows selected information on the windshield instead of the instrument cluster. The HUD is one of the brightest in the segment, with class-exclusive polarised sunglasses support.
The Navigator offers speed-dependent adaptive lighting, a new Lincoln technology that provides a broader spread of light at lower speeds for increased visibility, particularly 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. With the turn of a dial, the driver can adapt the Navigator to changing road or weather conditions.
The driver and front-seat passenger seats offer massage, heating and cooling functionality, and can be adjusted up to 30 different ways. The second-row is available in three configurations: three-person bench, two captain’s chairs with a console, or two captain’s chairs with the convenience of a pass through.
The second-row passengers have their own climate control and two 10-inch adjustable screens, each capable of displaying different content. They are capable of streaming content wirelessly with an Android device or through SD cards, HDMI cable or USB drive. Coupled with the Revel Ultima audio featuring 20 speakers that work in concert with the interior design and acoustics, the navigator’s cabin transforms into a personal theatre.
Navigator’s advanced cargo management system offers an adjustable shelf behind the rear reclinable seats that allows clients to create storage customised to their needs. Even with the vehicle parked on an incline, the feature ensures groceries won’t roll out when the liftgate is opened. For customers wanting more storage, the Navigator L adds more than 430 litres of extra space behind the third row.
The Navigator is awash with tech-toys. Six USB ports, four 12-volt power outlets, and a 230-volt plug. Lincoln’s new Personal Profile uses the key fob to recall individual driver preferences for adapting seat, mirror and pedal positions, as well as climate control and entertainment settings. To reduce the stress from parking, the 360-degree camera and Enhanced Park Assist integrate views from four cameras to create an overhead image so that the driver can see all around the vehicle. Adaptive Cruise Control reduces the stress of dealing with stop-and-go traffic.
Available as an option is the wireless phone charger in the first-row centre console. Another option is the Standard SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility which enables clients to manage audio, phone, navigation and more from the vehicle touch screen or steering wheel-mounted controls.
The new Navigator is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre engine which delivers class-leading 450 horsepower and 691 Nm of torque. The twin-turbocharged engine technology offers better fuel economy without compromising on power and performance. The all-new 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission delivers smooth and effortless gear changes. Steering wheel mounted paddle activation gives the driver manual control of the gear shifts.