Lincoln’s big surprise for the New York International Auto Show is a conceptual Navigator equipped with gullwing doors.
The concept serves as a sneak preview for the all-new Navigator scheduled to arrive in 2017, but Lincoln says those spectacular gullwing doors will not make it on the production model. On the other hand, Ford’s premium marque does mention much of the styling of the fullsize SUV concept will be seen in the road-going version. The reason why Lincoln put those power gullwing doors on the concept is to emphasize the very spacious cabin accessible via those deployable side steps.
The Navigator Concept wears a lovely Storm Blue paint complemented by the light blue theme of the interior which is clad in leather. Those seats look very comfy and are adjustable in no less than 30 ways, so you should be able to find the ideal position regardless of your body type. As a special touch, Lincoln has installed a custom wardrobe in the back while on the entertainment front there’s a high-end Revel sound system.
As you would expect from a concept, the bold Navigator is packed with a lot of technology, including a 360-degree camera, latest park assist features, pre-collision assist (with pedestrian detection), and a lane-keeping system. On the inside there are wide monitors built into the headrests and with support for Wi-Fi connectivity. For the driver, there’s a large all-digital instrument cluster showing all the vital information and it can be customized via the central touchscreen mounted above the vents.
The Lincoln Navigator Concept is powered by the familiar biturbo 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine packing 400 horsepower. It will be offered on the next-gen Navigator slated to benefit from a new chassis once it will arrive next year for the 2018MY.