After the recent launch of the new-generation Cadillac Escalade, it was just a matter of time when Lincoln designed will update their flagship model. The response is coming already for the next year, with the 2022 Lincoln Navigator. This model will get a mid-cycle refresh and from what we can see, changes will come in various aspects. We won’t see just exterior updates, but interesting novelties on the inside as well. Moreover, there is also a chance to see a new, hybrid powertrain option.
Still, the overall layout will remain the same. You may count on familiar characteristics and benefits. This luxury SUV offers a comfortable ride, as well as a luxurious cabin, a powerful and capable engine, a long list of standard equipment and a pretty impressive cargo area.
When it comes to the 2022 Lincoln Navigator release date, we are still waiting to hear officials. Still, we presume that the launch date will be scheduled pretty soon.
2022 Lincoln Navigator Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator is about to receive a mid-cycle update and changes will come in various aspects. Of course, we are talking about a typical facelift, so the focus will be on the exterior design. Naturally, most of the changes will happen at the front, where we expect to see a new bumper, revised headlights and few modifications on the grille. A couple of updates are expected on the rear as well, especially on taillights. Naturally, we also expect to see typical mid-cycle updates, such as new wheels, new color options, new appearance packages etc.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the SUV will probably remain the same. The chassis setup will feature no bigger changes, though there is always a chance to see a few tweaks. Still, keep in mind that the current model already comes standard with independent rear suspension.
We will also see a couple of interior updates for the 2022 Lincoln Navigator. The biggest novelty is definitely a new infotainment screen, which is bigger and looks more prominent. We presume that the software will be updated as well. Furthermore, we could see a few more modifications on the dashboard, as well as things like new materials, new color schemes etc.
On the other hand, most of the cabin will remain the same. The overall layout and dimensions will definitely remain untouched and you may count on a familiar amount of passenger and cargo space. This large SUV accommodates eight adult passengers with ease, while the cargo area is as impressive. You may count on about 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the third row and 63.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 103 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
There is also a stretched version of the Navigator, which offers even more cargo space. You may count on about 36 cubic feet of space with all the seats up, 79.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and a maximum of 120.2 cubic feet.
2022 Lincoln Navigator Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, we have no doubt that standard models will continue with the same engine under the hood. We are talking about the well-known 3.5-liter twin-turbo, which puts out around 450 horsepower. That’s the same engine that powers Ford F-150 Raptor and driving dynamics are pretty impressive, considering the Navigator’s size and weight. The engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty fine job. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for the class.
The 2022 Lincoln Navigator could come with one big novelty under the hood. Lincoln needs something to compete with Escalade’s new diesel version and most reports suggest electrification. More precisely, we could see a hybrid version of the SUV, which would use the same system as the new F-150 Hybrid. This means a 3.5-liter V6, paired with an electric motor, with a combined output of 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. The officials are still quiet about this version.
2022 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Lincoln Navigator by the end of this summer. When it comes to the price, the base model shouldn’t cost much more compared to the current version, which starts at around 77.000 dollars. Besides Cadillac Escalade, the list of rivals also includes models like Lexus LX, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Range Rover etc.