Lincoln hints at what’s next for its best-known nameplate – a full-size SUV geared toward quiet luxury


Lincoln is showing fans of large SUVs how their expectations can be exceeded without being the loudest statement on the road. Lincoln showcased Navigator Concept SUV at Los Angeles Auto Show. The design team at The Lincoln Motor Company was inspired by luxury yachts and sailboats. This influence can be seen in everything from the vehicle’s clean, modern lines and Storm Blue exterior, to teak finishes and exquisite detailing throughout.

According to Kumar Galhotra, Licoln’s president, the automotive house wants to give every driver what the company calls “quiet luxury” – vehicles and experiences that are elegant and effortlessly powerful.

A custom wardrobe management system at the rear offers spacious organization for the savvy traveler. Six Lincoln-patented Perfect Position Seats adjust 30 ways to best support various body types. The driver’s seat includes independent deployable thigh support for maximum comfort.

Monitors on the back head restraints offer passengers Wi-Fi connectivity – allowing them to wirelessly share music and content from personal devices. In addition, Lincoln’s Revel audio system is specially tuned for superior sound quality throughout.

Navigator concept’s Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses radar and camera technology to scan the road ahead. If a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, the system provides a warning to the driver. If the driver doesn’t respond, it can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of – even eliminate – some frontal collisions. A lane-keeping system vibrates the steering wheel to alert drivers straying from their lane, providing mild input to encourage them back toward the center.

Lincoln Navigator Concept is accessed through distinctive power gullwing doors and deployable concertina steps.

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