Paint It Black: 2020 Lincoln Navigator Has New Monochromatic Colors, Safety Tech
Until the refresh of the Cadillac Escalade arrives, you want the Lincoln Navigator if you need a premium American battle tank. It’s a Raptor-powered beast of a cruiser, and Lincoln is keeping it fresh for the 2020 model year by offering a new appearance package and more standard tech.
Starting with the visuals, there is now a Monochromatic Appearance Package for the Navigator. If you don’t like chrome, and this author doesn’t, then this is a box you’ll want to check. Yes, there’s still some chrome, it is a Navigator after all. But the Monochromatic Package on the Reserve series offers three different colors to “showcase the bold lines” of the Navigator.
The three available colors are Pristine White, Ceramic Pearl and Infinite Black. “The monochromatic palette emphasizes the strong lines of the Navigator,” says Earl Lucas, Lincoln chief designer. “It’s a perfect color scheme for a full-size luxury SUV, and it offers clients another way to personalize their new Navigator.” It’s also taking advantage of the ongoing minimalism trend in design. Perhaps Jonny Ive’s Apple influence is rubbing off?
The new technology on board the Navigator is also worth mentioning. Aviator, launching later this year, is the first Lincoln vehicle to offer Phone As A Key tech. The 2020 Navigator receives this technology as standard. Which makes sense, because the Navigator is the brand’s flagship.
Power running boards and heated and ventilated seats are now standard as well — as is wireless charging for phones.
Lincoln’s CoPilot360 is also on board. This includes automatic high beam headlights, blind spot detection with trailer coverage, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection and more.
Similar to Ford’s version of the tech, Lincoln appears to be making much of the safety systems standard as models get refreshed. That also further separates the Navigator from the Escalade, while development of the new version continues over at General Motors.
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