Lincoln is expanding its crossover lineup. New MK-class will bring versatility to the segment. Also, we will see the brand-new 2019 Nautilus. This model had its premiere at NAIAS. But, the flagship model for next season will remain the 2019 Lincoln Navigator. The luxury SUV will offer all a driver or a passenger needs. A new vehicle could bring many new things to the lineup. One of the most interesting rumors is related to a hybrid drivetrain. If these gossips come true, we will see the luxurious Navigator with electric part of the engine room.
This is not the only change coming for 2019 Lincoln Navigator. On the latest concept, we could see wing doors, which were not part of the production model. The 2019 Navigator could add these to some trim level. Besides that, we can see new features in other models, such as Black Label, or Yacht Club. Furthermore, the US carmaker could surprise us with a new trim, or even engine. However, this is the least likely rumor.
Lincoln is going strong into 2019. Not only that Navigator will get a revisit, but the company also launches new models and refreshed existing crossovers. The luxury class is becoming more and more popular. The carmaker sees its chance to shine again and be a serious competitor in the segment. Escalade SUV from Cadillac is the main rival to Lincoln Navigator, and so it will be in 2019.
2019 Lincoln Navigator Hybrid Model
As a parent company, Ford will include Lincoln vehicle in its electrification plans. The Blue Oval carmaker plans to invest a huge amount of money into all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in next few years. The 2019 Lincoln Navigator is going to be the first model for this company to get its electrified version. Development of this SUV will go together with its sibling Ford Expedition. Two vehicles are confirmed for next season and now it is up to the company to let us know what will be the combination of the power supply.
The priority for Ford is to make a hybrid version of the F-150 pickup truck. After that model, all others can have hopes that they are next. Since 2019 Lincoln Navigator and Expedition are causing big interest from buyers, these could be the next vehicles to get a plug-in version.
It is still unknown what engines will be part of hybridization. First plug-in model of 2019 Lincoln Navigator is going to be simple. Experts believe that the company will work only to start/stop and braking systems. Also, driving a huge Navigator will be possible only at lower speeds while it is using only electric power. Furthermore, some replacements in drive system will boost the mileage. The 2019 Navigator will be able to run 20 mpg in city and 26 mpg on the highway. We will see how it is going to look like in real life.
In future, the company will try to make an all-electric crossover. The EV will again follow steps of Ford F-150. Current development plans intend to make a battery strong enough to make a big crossover run around 300 miles without refueling. Nevertheless, besides the drivetrain, this vehicle would need a bigger investment in charging stations and other infrastructure.
2019 Lincoln Navigator Trim Levels
Current crossover is in its fourth generation. This redesign brings many options for 2019 Lincoln Navigator. First of all, buyers will have a chance to choose between regular and extended model. The base, Premiere model is available only as a short version. Other trim levels, Select, Reserve, and the Black Label also offer longer wheelbase and cabin at the rear end.
The standard offer will include 20-inch wheels, and higher-end models are coming with 22-inch rims. SYNC3 is in common for all variations, except the Black label. The list of interior features for a base crossover is pretty long. We will just mention that 2019 Navigator will offer three-zone climate control, cruise control, huge screen at the center of the control panel, etc.
If some are not happy with the offer from standard versions, there is the Black Label trim level. The price of this model will tell enough what to expect from it. And the answer is simple – everything is more luxurious. The premium atmosphere is present all around the cabin. The 2019 Lincoln Navigator Black Label crossover will offer three themes. Buyers will pick Chalet, Destination, and Yacht Club. Each of these will bring different interior, while most of the features are the same. Finally, this trim level also offers special paint jobs for the exterior. Once again, we will see Black Label Navigator in one out of seven color schemes.
2019 Lincoln Navigator Specs
One thing is in common for the entire 2019 Lincoln Navigator lineup. All models will use a 3.6-liter V-6 engine. However, buyers will be able to pick between 4×2 and 4×4 configuration. The single-engine option comes with a turbocharger and a direct injection system. All these will make Navigator good for developing 450 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.
The hybrid model will probably boost this output, as it is about to improve the mileage. The huge SUV is not so fuel-friendly. Whatsoever, owners of this kind of vehicle will not have troubles with consumption. Using a 10-speed transmission, 2019 Lincoln Navigator will sprint to 60 mph in just 5 seconds. This is quite impressive for a vehicle that weighs 6,000 pounds.
2019 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Price
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator won’t be quite a new model. Without big changes, the company could opt to give the priority to some modifications and trim levels. The most-awaited vehicle will definitely be a hybrid. This unit will get special attention and treatment. However, it is still early to talk about its debut. In a year or so, we can expect to see it in salons.
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator will keep the pricing list from its predecessor. That means the entry-level crossover will cost around $73,000. The Black Label is the most expensive trim, with starting cost around $95,000. New themes and options could easily push the price to a six-digit value. All in all, the luxury SUV is worth every penny, and it is not for everyone.