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EcoBoosted Luxury: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

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Large sports utility vehicles are like the dinosaurs of the automobile age to achieve maximum efficiency. In the late 1990s, the sport utility vehicle industry has always had a place in the garages of...

Large sports utility vehicles are like the dinosaurs of the automobile age to achieve maximum efficiency. In the late 1990s, the sport utility vehicle industry has always had a place in the garages of some motorists. There was a time when automakers competed over who could make the largest sport utility vehicle. In the era of Ford Hiking and Hummer H1, having the largest fuel-guzzling machine could be declared street-legal, which was considered fashionable. Over the past ten years, many changes have taken place (especially gasoline prices), effectively reducing those vehicles with the largest capacity.

While the 2014 motoring landscape still provides large luxury sport utility vehicles, current models adhere to a different kind of social relevance. Range Rover products

incorporate extensive lightweight construction, and the recently redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade is fitted with a high-feature V-8 engine. At one time, the hottest luxury sport utility in the United States, the Lincoln Navigator, will undergo some radical functional and design changes for the 2015 model year.

To be officially revealed at the Chicago Auto Show on February 6th, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator will be a massive remodel of their largest product. One of the first items noticed on the 2015 Navigator is the disposal of the 1960s Continental-style grille in favour of a more contemporary split-wing grille found on other Lincoln vehicles. HID headlamps with LED accents provide the 2015 Lincoln Navigator a greater premium appearance. A feature first revealed on the MKC crossover vehicle, the illuminated “welcome mats” will also be offered on the 2015 Lincoln Navigator. There will be both a standard length and extended length version of the Lincoln Navigator available for 2015. At 207.4 inches, the shorter length Lincoln Navigator is 4.1 inches longer than the 2015 Cadillac Escalade.

The eight-passenger interior of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is refreshed with styling inspiration from the 2015 MKC. A new steering wheel supported by electric power-assisted steering greets the driver. High-tech items such as standard SYNC with MyLincoln Touch and rearview camera found on the 2015 Navigator grounds the heavily sport utility vehicle in the 21st century. Cargo volumes remain the same for the 2015 Lincoln Navigator model line with 103.3 cubic feet for the standard length and 128.2 cubic feet for the extended length model. Adding high comfort leather upholstery and exotic Ziricote wood trim, the available Reserve Package on the 2015 Navigator also replaces the standard 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with 22-inch polished aluminum wheels. Providing an enhanced, intelligent ride for riders of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is the optional Lincoln Drive Control. A continuously controlled damping system provides smoother travel in three driving modes. Standard equipment on the 2015 Navigator will be a Nivomat load-levelling suspension system.

The biggest change for the 2015 Lincoln Navigator regards engine power for the large sport-utility. Offered only with an eight-cylinder engine choice since its inception into the Lincoln lineup, the 2015 Navigator becomes the next recipient of

Ford Motor Company’s EcoBoost powerplant. A twin-turbocharged 3.5 liter V-6 will replace the 310-horsepower 5.4 liters V-8 engine. Projecting engine output at 370 horsepower and 430 pounds-feet of torque, the new Navigator with the EcoBoost V-6 engine should provide improved fuel economy over the 2014 model vehicle. A six-speed automatic transmission, as well as the choice of rear-wheel drive or a Control Trac Four-Wheel-Drive system, will transfer the EcoBoost’s momentum into motion.

Arrival for the 2015 Lincoln Navigator to dealer showrooms is expected this fall. Reflecting changes in modern motoring as a vehicle brand, the 2015 Lincoln line-up will no longer offer any eight-cylinder engine, a powerplant once indicative of American automotive luxury.

Source of information and photos: Ford Motor Company