At the 2016 New York Auto Show Lincoln has presented the Navigator Concept, a full-size SUVs inspired by luxury yachts that shows the design direction for the upcoming models.
Lincoln’s design team drew inspiration from luxury sailboats and yachts: the influence is evident in many elements: from the clean, modern lines, to the teak finishes, custom gear and wardrobe management system, to the Storm Blue exterior paint that mimics the grays and blues of sea and sky.
The design language also showcases some reminiscences of the current Range Rover aesthetic philosophy, especially in side and rear views, with a non-aggressive, yet solid and imposing look, in tone with the concept’s base theme “quiet luxury”.
The Navigator Concept is equipped with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine delivering more than 400hp.
The interior of the Navigator Concept provides is the most spacious ever in the brand’s history â€“ and this is considered as a key choosing factor among buyers of large SUVs. It can transport six passengers seated on large individual seats reminding of first class airline cabins.
The design features a predominance of horizontal lines – from the dashboard to the seat leather pattern – which further enhances the width of the cabin.
The cabin is accessed through power gullwing doors and deployable concertina steps, with a special lighting sequence welcoming passengers aboard.
The leather-wrapped interior is rendered in a light blue. Six Lincoln-patented Perfect Position Seats adjust 30 ways to best support occupantsâ€™ different body types. The driverâ€™s seat includes independent deployable thigh supports for maximum comfort.
A custom wardrobe management system holds gear chosen for a day on the water, while Lincolnâ€™s Revel audio system has been specifically tuned to create the highest level sound and visual quality.