◾The Lincoln Motor Company's Navigator Concept, a full-size SUV boasting the brand's quiet luxury features, will be showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov. 18-27, offering auto enthusiasts a glimpse into the future of the nameplate
◾Lincoln's design team drew inspiration for the SUV from luxury yachts and sailboats, resulting in clean, modern lines for the exterior, and teak finishes and a wardrobe management system inside
◾Navigator concept features an array of smart technologies designed to make the vehicle increasingly efficient on a variety of road surfaces
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2016
– Auto enthusiasts can catch a glimpse of the Lincoln Navigator concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov. 18-27, as the brand hints at what's next for its best-known nameplate – a full-size SUV geared toward quiet luxury.
The design team at The Lincoln Motor Company was inspired by luxury yachts and sailboats. This influence can be seen in everything from the vehicle's clean, modern lines and Storm Blue exterior, to teak finishes and exquisite detailing throughout.
'Lincoln Navigator concept reinforces our commitment to give every Lincoln client what we call quiet luxury – vehicles and experiences that are elegant and effortlessly powerful,' said Kumar Galhotra, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. 'Quiet luxury is what sets Lincoln apart. We're showing fans of large SUVs how we can exceed their expectations, without being the loudest statement on the road.'
Lincoln's most spacious interior yet – a key purchase consideration among buyers of large SUVs – is delivered with outstanding refinement in the Navigator concept. A custom wardrobe management system at the rear offers spacious organization for the savvy traveler. Six Lincoln-patented Perfect Position Seats adjust 30 ways to best support various body types. The driver's seat includes independent deployable thigh support for maximum comfort.
Monitors on the back head restraints offer passengers Wi-Fi connectivity – allowing them to wirelessly share music and content from personal devices. In addition, Lincoln's Revel® audio system is specially tuned for superior sound quality throughout.
The concept vehicle is equipped with several drive modes designed to improve ride and handling and allow drivers to find the experience that best suits their given terrain. Drive modes affect steering, suspension and noise levels.
A 360-degree camera and enhanced park assist features take the stress out of parallel and perpendicular parking. The system seamlessly integrates views from four cameras – creating an overhead image that allows drivers to see all around the vehicle.
Navigator concept's Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses radar and camera technology to scan the road ahead. If a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, the system provides a warning to the driver. If the driver doesn't respond, it can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of – even eliminate – some frontal collisions. A lane-keeping system vibrates the steering wheel to alert drivers straying from their lane, providing mild input to encourage them back toward the center.
Lincoln Navigator concept is accessed through distinctive power gullwing doors and deployable concertina steps. A special lighting sequence – a signature Lincoln feature – welcomes passengers for every journey.
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