NYIAS: Lincoln Navigator Concept - Quiet Luxury With Thirty Speakers

Chris Tonn
by Chris Tonn

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]

Chris Tonn
Chris Tonn

Some enthusiasts say they were born with gasoline in their veins. Chris Tonn, on the other hand, had rust flakes in his eyes nearly since birth. Living in salty Ohio and being hopelessly addicted to vintage British and Japanese steel will do that to you. His work has appeared in eBay Motors, Hagerty, The Truth About Cars, Reader's Digest, AutoGuide, Family Handyman, and Jalopnik. He is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association, and he's currently looking for the safety glasses he just set down somewhere.

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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..

  • Milton Rented one for about a month. Very solid EV. Not as fun as my Polestar, but for a go to family car, solid. Practical EV ownership is only made possible with a home charger.
  • J Love mine, but the steering wheel blocks dashboard a bit, can't see turn signals nor headlights icons. They could use the upper corners of the screen for the turn signals. Mileage is much lower than shown too, disappointing
  • Aja8888 NO!
  • OrpheusSail I once did. My first four cars were American made, and through an odd set of circumstances surrounding a divorce, I wound up with a '95 Nissan Maxima which was fourteen years old and had about 150,000 miles on it.It was drove better, had an amazing engine, and was more reliable than any of my American cars. This included a new '95 GMC pickup that went through five alternators in under two years while the dealership insisted that there was no underlying electrical problem while they tried to run the clock on the warranty.That was the end of 'buy American'. I've bought from Honda and VW since, and I'll consider just about anything except American now.
  • Ajla A Saab that isn't a convertible. 😏