Over halfway through 2020, we’re slowly trickling ever closer to the 2021 model year changeover in much of the automotive manufacturing world. Summer shutdowns are in effect as automakers gear up to produce new products, and we’re also learning when the order books will open up for certain models. That now includes the 2021 Lincoln Navigator order and production dates, which Ford Authority has obtained the full details on.
2021 Lincoln Navigator order books are scheduled to open up on September 16th, 2020. Production will begin at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky a couple of months later on November 30th, 2020. The Navigator will continue to be built alongside the Ford F-250-F-550 Super Duty line of trucks, plus the Navigator‘s platform mate, the Ford Expedition.
As we reported earlier in the week, Expedition orders and production will also start on the same dates as the Navigator, which isn’t terribly surprising given the fact that they share a platform.
Like the Expedition, the Lincoln Navigator is a full-size, body-on-frame SUV with an aluminum-alloy body built on the Ford T3 platform. It is a modified version of the half-ton platform that underpins the Ford F-150, and it utilizes a four-wheel independent suspension system.
The Navigator is availble in two-wheel-drive or with selectable automatic full-time four-wheel drive that sends power through a two-speed dual range transfer case to electronic locking rear and center multi-disc differentials.
The all-new fourth-generation Lincoln Navigator debuted for the 2018 model year. It’s currently offered in standard and long wheelbase (Navigator L) configurations. The Navigator is powered by Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which produces 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, and is equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
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