Lincoln’s flagship Navigator receives a makeover for the 2022 model year with refinements and upgrades made to the exterior, onboard technology and level of comfort.
The face of the full-size SUV is significantly enhanced, featuring standard adaptive “pixel” projector headlamps and a taller, regal-looking repeating star grill split into two elements by a chrome panel in the middle. The polished section is complemented by a matching piece sitting underneath the new 3-D LED taillights that fade out from the centre when drivers approach the vehicle, and vice versa upon leaving.
Nothing beats getting a massage from the available front 30-way adjustable Perfect Position Seats while on the road, and the relaxing functionality is being offered as a segment-first option for the second-row as well. Passengers in the rear will also benefit from the introduction of a fresh Lincoln Play entertainment system boasting 10.1-inch screens and headphones, streaming capability via Bluetooth and Amazon Fire TV, multiple input types and improved 16 GB storage.
Making its first appearance in a Lincoln Vehicle is ActiveGlide, the evolved form of adaptive cruise control. Thanks to advancements in camera and radar tech, drivers are able to activate hands-free operation when travelling on more than 200,000 kilometres of pre-qualified divided highways across North America.
In addition, the SUV can now receive updates over-the-air, much like a smartphone or computer, and even conduct certain preventative maintenance wirelessly to improve performance and reduce service trips.
The 2022 Lincoln Navigator is expected to go on sale early next year.