|2007 Lincoln Navigator
and Navigator L
The Navigator Extends to Provide a
New Level of Luxury
February 20, 2006
In the world of luxury, there is often a fine
line between elegance and extravagance. Lincoln, a brand known
for exclusivity and excess, eager to set a new standard for the
American Luxury SUV, may have committed a styling faux pas with the
new Lincoln Navigator.
Wearing nearly as much chrome on the front as a
Peterbuilt, and with the grill area rivaling that of a 48-inch
barbeque, to say
the new Navigator styling is exuberant seems like an understatement.
Its distinctive face uses a combination of
horizontal and vertical chrome lines to fill the upper and lower grill
areas. The main grill resembles the Lincoln emblem turned on its side,
and extends into the HID projector headlamps. The grill is capped by a
chrome strip that outlines the new powerdome hood design.
The chrome theme is continued throughout the
Navigator, from the mirrors, to the chrome strip that highlights the
beltline, to the chrome body-side trim that extends from the front
wheel well to the back for a tailored appearance. Available 20-inch
chrome wheels complete the look, while 18-inch machined aluminum
wheels are standard.
The Navigator again offers power-folding running boards,
that fold out of sight when the doors are closed.
The new tail lamps wrap
around the rear and extend into the liftgate, and are outlined in chrome.
Like the 2007 Ford Expedition, the 2007 Lincoln Navigator will be
offered in an extended version, the Navigator L. By extending the
wheelbase by 12 inches, and the overall length 14.7 inches, the
Navigator L offers an additional
25 cu. ft. of cargo room behind the third-row seat.
The Navigator interior features a flowthrough
center console that sweeps up into the dash panel. The interior is
enhanced with ebony and anigre
wood trim on the console and door panels. Elements like coin-tray cover
are laser cut from the same piece of wood for
perfectly matched wood grain.
The 10-way power driver and passenger seats are designed to provide a
good combination of support and comfort for passengers of various
sizes. Power-adjustable pedals and memory functions enable individual
drivers to fine-tune their positions. The front seats also offer
heating and cooling for the ultimate in comfort. The second row
seating consists of a 40/20/40-split seat, while the third row
60/40-split seats fold to
create a flat cargo area.
The second-row seats feature new mechanisms that enable one-hand
fold-and-tumble operation to access the third row, and the third row
is available with a power folding option. For increased
visibility, the second-row head restraints fold forward 90 degrees to
improve driver rear view.
The available power liftgate has been redesigned to use side-mounted pistons for
improved rear visibility.
A 14-speaker THX II Certified audio system is
available to deliver mobile entertainment. The system is powered by a
600-watt amplifier, and includes center channel speakers, and a
six-disc CD changer . The voice activated DVD-based navigation system
with 6.5-inch touch screen is capable of reading street names and
directions in three languages. SIRIUS satellite radio is
available, as is an integrated MP3 audio jack. The Navigator offers an
8-inch screen for second row passengers, complete with two wireless
All that entertainment will be further enhanced
by the quiet atmosphere provided by a special acoustic windshield,
thicker side glass, and noise-dampening insulation in the headliner,
dash and carpet.
The Navigator features the new frame and
independent rear suspension, shared by the new Expedition, which
provides improved handling and comfort. Power is provided by a 5.4-liter, three-valve
Triton V-8 engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, with a
total of 300 horsepower and 365 foot pounds of torque.
Safety features include dual-stage driver and
front passenger air bags that adjust deployment based on crash
severity, safety belt usage and occupant size, seat-mounted side air bags and three-row
side curtain air bags that activate in rollover and side impacts. Also
standard is AdvanceTrac with RSC
(Roll Stability Control), which utilizes a gyroscopic roll rate sensor
to enhance the vehicle’s rollover resistance.
The new 2007 Lincoln Navigator
will be available in summer of 2006. Pricing will be announced closer to
and subject to change)
5.4-liter 3-valve Triton V-8
300 hp @ 5,000 rpm
365 lbs.-ft. @ 3,750 rpm
Standard 6-speed automatic transmission
Wheelbase: 119 in. (L 131 in.)
Length: 208.4 in. (L 223.3 in.)
Max width: 78.8 in.
Brakes: Four-wheel power disc brakes with (ABS)
AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control)
Front: Double wishbone short- and long-arms
with coil-over shocks, 36-mm stabilizer bar
Rear: Multi-link independent with coil-over shocks
with 18-mm, 19-mm or 21-mm stabilizer bar
|AVAILABLE WHEELS AND TIRES
18 inch machined aluminum wheels with
P255/70R18 All Season tires
20 inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels with
P275/50R20 All Season tires
2nd and 3rd row folded
|103.5 cu. ft.
||128.2 cu. ft.
behind 2nd row
|54.5 cu. ft.
||86.3 cu. ft.
behind 3rd row
|18.2 cu. ft.
||42.7 cu. ft.
|1766 / 1637 lbs.
||1837 / 1683 lbs.
|9100 / 8900 lbs.
||9030 / 8680 lbs.