NYIAS: Lincoln Navigator Concept - Quiet Luxury With Thirty Speakers

Chris Tonn
by Chris Tonn
nyias lincoln navigator concept quiet luxury with thirty speakers

Lincoln revealed a new Navigator concept today, bringing the “Quiet Luxury” theme found in the new Continental to the SUV range. Unlike the aircraft-inspired sedan revealed in Detroit, the Navigator has touches influenced by million-dollar yachts and sailboats.

Apparently Lincoln has forgotten all the land yachts they and others foisted upon us back in the days of malaise.

The Navigator concept is powered by a 400-horsepower twin-turbo V6, outfitted with multiple drive modes to match the driver’s mood. No word if the large SUV will do best tacking to starboard or to port.

The Navigator also shows a new wardrobe management system, to make sure that the driver always has a fresh pair of Top-Siders at the ready.

The gullwing door mechanism works in concert with a trio of steps, apparently developed in tandem with Gillette, to ease access to the cabin. Inside, thirty speakers will do their best to cocoon the passengers from the outside world — potentially negating the “Quiet Luxury” tagline.

[Images: Lincoln]

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  • Healthy skeptic Healthy skeptic on Mar 23, 2016

    They will never build this. Concept cars = groundless free buzz and publicity for automakers.

    • Bball40dtw Bball40dtw on Mar 23, 2016

      The gull wing doors and three step stairs won't make production. If you you remove those elements, you are pretty much looking at a 2018 Lincoln Navigator.

  • Chocolatedeath Chocolatedeath on Mar 24, 2016

    Well I guess am alone with liking this one. Even without the gullwings and steps..