Nav­i­ga­tor caters to ‘big­ger is bet­ter’ crowd

Regina Leader-Post - - DRIVING - GRAEME FLETCHER Driv­ing.ca

If size mat­ters, the all-new Lin­coln Nav­i­ga­tor is go­ing to win.

Stand­ing next to it makes the on­looker feel pos­i­tively small, such is its im­pos­ing fa­cade.

That aside, it is a classy look­ing rig and sim­i­lar in its ex­e­cu­tion to the con­cept shown last year.

It’s also bristling with tech­nol­ogy; the list runs from the Per­fect Po­si­tion seats with 30 ad­just­ments plus heat­ing, cool­ing and mas­sage func­tions, to no fewer than a dozen power out­lets and a Trailer Backup As­sist sys­tem.

A twin-turbo V6 en­gine, ex­pected to pro­duce 450 horse­power, drives all four wheels through a 10-speed trans­mis­sion.

Thanks to its weight loss (the high strength alu­minum body is al­most 100 kilo­grams lighter than the pre­vi­ous mon­ster), it prom­ises sprightly per­for­mance de­spite the out­ward dimensions. Lin­coln also em­pha­sized the fact that ev­ery­thing was en­gi­neered to pro­mote the qui­etest ride pos­si­ble.

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