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Oh, Hello: Lincoln Navigator Concept Reappears At The 2016 LA Auto Show

Head to the Lincoln Motor Company booth at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show and you’ll run into a familiar face: that belonging to the 2016 Lincoln Navigator concept first shown at the New York Auto Show.

We recall finding it rather striking when it debuted in New York, and a poll on this website revealed that a majority of you felt similarly at the time. But how has it aged? Is it still a show-stealer today like it was back then?

Yes, we think so. While the relevance of the 2016 Lincoln Navigator concept’s vertical-lift doors may have decayed some since the one-off SUV first landed, notably because we’re now some time out from the launch of the Tesla Model X, they’re still novel enough to grab plenty of attention from showgoers. Plus, those concertina steps will forever be cool.

Even outside of its novel features, there’s plenty that the Lincoln Navigator concept gets right. The SUV’s stunning “Storm Blue” paint hue is still soothing to look at; its imposing size and square sculpture commands a presence to rival that of any Cadillac Escalade. For us, this daring SUV concept may well be old news, but it’s still far from tired.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Ed

    Just ditch the impractical doors and build it already!
    And while you’re at it Lincoln, how about a Mark VIII successor?

  2. Craig Wiseman

    Keep the “impractical doors” and build it!
    I’m *forever* hearing how hard it is to climb into my current SUV, esp the 3rd row of seats.
    The doors and steps completely solve these issues.

  3. mark reisen

    a strikingly cool vehicle that lincoln must build to stay ahead of cadillac . a new mark 9 with a retractable hard top would also be another show stopper for the lincoln motor company. just build it!


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