The 2024 Lincoln Navigator is on its way and there would be some new changes. Although it’s too early to talk about the overall details, a lot of people are expecting an electric version. The Navigator seems to follow the F-150’s footsteps. Because the F-150 has just got some redesigned touchups, expect the Navigator to experience the same. it’s possible that the new Navigator would get new design, probably new powertrain options, and also a plusher interior cabin.
The Updated Plan
The Navigator is currently constructed on body on frame platform, and it should get the updated improvement. Not only the new platform would have the massive usage of HSS and aluminum, but it can enjoy further benefits that go beyond it.
The new Lincoln Navigator 2024 should be coming in both standard as well as long wheelbase variations, featuring similar dimensions – just like what Lincoln wants to retain as the current generation. However, there is a possibility of new styling although it’s still a mystery. Lincoln is said to develop a new design concept, so don’t be surprised to see more aggressive and bolder appearance if it happens.
Powertrain and Performance
The Navigator is the largest and most luxurious Lincoln vehicle. The 2024 Navigator was designed alongside the F-150 and shares many of its capabilities. It uses a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 450 horsepower and can tow up to 8,700lbs. The Navigator is capable of carrying seven to eight people inside and can also be ordered in the L version. It can also be fitted with four-wheel drive and low-speed transfer cases for difficult conditions.
In terms of powertrain, it’s possible that the new 2024 Lincoln Navigator would have some electric power options. The base trim, however, may likely remain the same with V6 twin turbo unit with 3.5 liter capacity, generating 440 hp and 510 Nm of torque. Expect the vehicle to have an increase in power.
The new Navigator may also offer hybrid power. The inspiration may be very similar (or even the same) with the hybrid power found in Ford Explorer, which is using a plug in hybrid arrangement. It runs on V6 twin turbo unit with 3.0 liter capacity, delivering 450 hp and 620 Nm of torque. Just like the gas model, the hybrid version would be coming with auto 10 speed transmission.
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All Electric Version?
Is it true that the Navigator may be coming with all electric version? Well, some people make speculations about it, inspired by the new F-150 Lightning. Most all electric trucks have two dual motor setups, with 452 hp and 580 hp as the maximum output. There are also 2 battery packs, with capacity of 98 kWh and also 131 kWh. A lot of people predict that the Navigator may have a different battery capacity because of the shorter wheelbase and also specific design. Nevertheless, the vehicle would be able to cover 300 miles of range.
We don’t expect much to be done for the Navigator in 2024, despite the fact that it is now over a decade old (the current gen was launched in 2018). This would mean that the Lincoln will continue to be the same vehicle for two years without major changes. However, there is nothing wrong with Lincoln, so it can’t lose much ground to its closest competitor, the Cadillac Escalade. The Cadillac Escalade received a complete redesign in 2021.
Other luxury SUVs built on trucks are limited to the Escalade. However, the Navigator’s refinement and extensive list of available and standard features make it a worthy alternative to higher-end luxury SUVs. Cross-shopping is possible between the Lincoln’s Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class and BMW X7, as well as various Range Rovers.
Q and A
Q: When will the new Navigator be coming?
A: If everything goes as planned, the Navigator should be available within the second half of 2023. After all, it is designed as the 2024 model, so the timeline is just perfect.
Q: Is the Navigator getting new powertrain a sure thing?
A: Well, it’s difficult to answer considering that the company hasn’t said anything about it. However, the Navigator is designed to compete against the F-150, and if the latter already gets some redesigned work, it’s most likely that the new Navigator would follow suit.
Details are still limited, so we should wait for further confirmation from the company about their 2024 Lincoln Navigator.